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How can you have sex with someone who has HIV or aids?

How can you have sex with someone who has HIV or aids?

LIving with HIV: Most humans with HIV are still alive, thriving with their infection and living as other humans do. This includes being in relationships. If you are partnering or having sex with a person with HIV then there are good practices to get into the habit with such as using barrier protection such as condoms for intercourse. If you meant something else please ask again. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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If someone were to have sex with another individual with aids, would they contract HIV or aids?

If someone were to have sex with another individual with aids, would they contract HIV or aids?

Hiv: is the virus that can lead to aids (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). so you if you had sex with someone with aids, you would contract hiv (human immunodeficiency virus) ...Read more

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If someone has HIV or aids and you have sexual intercourse with someone who doesn't have aids or HIV and you use a condom can they still get hiv?

If someone has HIV or aids and you have sexual intercourse with someone who doesn't have aids or HIV and you use a condom can they still get hiv?

Yes: The risk of getting HIV from having sex with an HIV positive patient is directly related to the amount of hiv+ bodily fluids you are exposed to. Even though condoms can make this exposure close to zero; there is always a chance that you will be exposed/infected. ...Read more

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Can someone with Jacobsen syndrome have children?

Can someone with Jacobsen syndrome have children?

Maybe: This is a complicated condition and many children will have developmental/intellectual delays. Best if you make an appointment with a Genetic Specialist who can guide you through the diagnosis and possible outcomes. Here's an article that you may find helpful. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/jacobsen-syndrome ...Read more

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How can you safely have a baby with somebody who has Crohn's disease?

How can you safely have a baby with somebody who has Crohn's disease?

Sure: Yes . If the person with the crohn's was female, it is generally harder to get pregnant and more difficult for the woman. ...Read more

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Can someone with multiple sclerosis have children?

Can someone with multiple sclerosis have children?

Depends on situation: I have one wonderful mom whose 3 kids (all after ms dx) are just wonderful. ...Read more

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Can u have sex with someone who has chlamydia and not get infected

Chlamydia: The transmissability rate is high, but not 100%. Neither is HIV or syphilis, but why would you risk this. If your partner has chlamydia they may well have other stds. Please get tested and protect yourself. Your partner can also be treated and if monogamous will remain free of this organism. ...Read more

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Can a person with hepatitis have sex?

Can a person with hepatitis have sex?

Yes but: You (or your partner) should use a condom if there is active hepatitis b or c. Hepatitis a is not transmitted sexually. ...Read more

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What are some activities I can do with someone who has huntington's disease?

What are some activities I can do with someone who has huntington's disease?

Huntigton's disease?: Huntington's disease is a very complex neurologic disorder. Balance problems frequently become and issue, and sporting activities such as tai chi, even an intendo wi can help. Finally because of movement a diet high in protein is necessary. Resistance exercise dome with machines are much safer than free weights! ...Read more

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Can someone have HIV or aids if they have never had sexual contact?

Can someone have HIV or aids if they have never had sexual contact?

Yes: They could be infected from injection drug use or from having been born to an infected mother. ...Read more

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If someone has herpes, does it develop HIV or you can only get HIV if you have sex with someone with HIV?

If someone has herpes, does it develop HIV or you can only get HIV if you have sex with someone with HIV?

The latter: HIV is a distinct and separate virus that has to be caught from another person. Genital herpes caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (but not HSV type 1) increases the risk of HIV if exposed, but there is no HIV risk if your sex partner doesn't have it. ...Read more

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Can a kidney transplant patient have sex with someone with herpes?

Can a kidney transplant patient have sex with someone with herpes?

Use a condom: If you do not have the herpes virus already i would be very cautious. I would definately abstain during acute outbreaks and wear a condom at other times. Remember any hing that can make a person sick will make a transplant patient more sick. ...Read more

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Can people catch the flu from someone who has it if the person with flu don't have temp?

Can people catch the flu from someone who has it if the person with flu don't have temp?

Flu Is contagious: The viruses are spread primarily through large-particle respiratory droplet transmission. Not everyone with the flu has every symptom and not everyone who contracts flu will have a fever. ...Read more

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Can you have kids with having genital warts?

Can you have kids with having genital warts?

Yes: If you have genital warts there are some that would deliver by c-section to avoid spread to the baby at delivery. That is a bit drastic but done in some locals. Babies exposed to genital warts at birth have a risk of acquiring vocal cord warts and or genital warts, which may not be evident for up to three years. Genital warts appearing after that time bring on questions of sexual exploitation. ...Read more

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Can people with ADHD have kids?

Can people with ADHD have kids?

Yes: Adhd affects the brain, but does not prevent the person from having children. The opposite can happen, because of less ability for impulse control and other adhd problems, leading an adhd person to create more pregnancies (as a consequence of poor planning or poor impulse control). Adhd runs in some families, so children may inherit adhd from parents. ...Read more

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Can I catch pox/measles if I receive a letter from someone who was infected with one of these illnesses?

Can I catch pox/measles if I receive a letter from someone who was infected with one of these illnesses?

Unlikely: The measles virus is usually passed through direct contact with infectious droplets. It is unlikely that there would be enough virus on the letter to transmit an infection. Be sure you wash your hands thoroughly after reading the letter just to be safe and go to your doctor if you have any symptoms ...Read more

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Can you get chlymidia shareing drinks with someone who has it ?

Can you get chlymidia shareing drinks with someone who has it ?

No: You can only catch chlamydia as a sexually transmitted disease, not from sharing drinks with someone. ...Read more

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Can someone have aids or HIV and have a cd4count high of1400?

Can someone have aids or HIV and have a cd4count high of1400?

Out of context: First there has to be an HIV test that proves infection before any one T cell count can be interpreted. A single T cell count is meaningless in diagnosing an HIV infection. ...Read more

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CAN you have a child with herpes?

CAN you have a child with herpes?

HSV: Your question can be interpreted in two ways! First, it is entirely possible to deliver a healthy baby even if you have a history of genital herpes, special precautions are recommended. Second, it is possibly to have a baby who is infected with the herpes virus in an untreated infected mother. ...Read more

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Should HIV positive women be allowed to have children?

Should HIV positive women be allowed to have children?

Yes: Yes. They have a right to have children like anyone else. As long as she sees a high risk OB and manages her HIV prenatally and during the immediate postpartum period, the risk for HIV transmission can be very very small. ...Read more

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How do children contract HIV and what is being done in third world countries?

How do children contract HIV and what is being done in third world countries?

Childhood HIV: Most through childbirth or breast feeding from an infected mother. Sexual abuse is certainly involved in some. Blood transfusion may account for some. In third world countries there are intensive efforts to prevent and treat while educating the population. See who web site for hiv/aids. ...Read more

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My friend works with HIV positive children and is in contact with them without any protection. How long before she catches it?

My friend works with HIV positive children and is in contact with them without any protection. How long before she catches it?

Will NOT!!: Hiv is not transmitted casually, and contact with people who have HIV disease is quite safe. In order to become infected there must be intimate exchange of body fluids through sex, shared needle use, organ transplantation, blood transfusion, etc. Your friend is doing the children and the community a great service, and thankfully she is not at risk of becoming ill because of it. ...Read more

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My friend works with HIV positive children and is in physical contact with them without any protection. Should he be concerned?

My friend works with HIV positive children and is in physical contact with them without any protection. Should he be concerned?

Generally No: Hiv is transmitted thru blood contamination or sexual activity. Blood borne thru a laceration maybe, but simple precautions handle this. So do not worry. ...Read more

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Can you still have children if you have hep c or HIV?

Can you still have children if you have hep c or HIV?

Hep C / HIV: Aren't direct causes for infertility, ladies who have either condition can conceive, but the unborn baby might be affected according to the degree of the mother's illness and kind of treatment she's on. Pregnant ladies with either condition should be followed up closely by high risk obstetricians and infectious diseases specialists, good luck ...Read more

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Could hiv+ positive children be required to reveal their status?

Could hiv+ positive children be required to reveal their status?

No.: There is no evidence that they are any more of a danger to the other students than any non-infected student is. The only thing revealing their status will accomplish is to alienate them unfairly. ...Read more

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I am worried. Two of my workers turned out to be hiv positive. One is the children's nanny and the other is a househelp who occasionally gives me f...

I am worried. Two of my workers turned out to be hiv positive. One is the children's nanny and the other is a househelp who occasionally gives me f...

No worries!: HIV is never transmitted in households, by non-intimate contact, or by a contamained environment. That includes no risk to your child from her nanny. The only risk would come if there were sex with your workers or by sharing drug injection equipment with them. ...Read more

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Do you think HIV prevention intervention can protect adolescents and children?

Yes: They're a hard group to reach, because they do what they want to do. But prevention can work. The problem is that HIV education requires talking to adolescents candidly about sex, including homosexuality, something we haven't been very willing to do in our society. I once gave a talk to high school students about HIV and was told i could discuss anything except how it's transmitted! ...Read more

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Can an HIV positive child aged 3 years infect other children when he plays with them?

Can an HIV positive child aged 3 years infect other children when he plays with them?

Not easily: Transmission of HIV is primarily via sexual intercourse and by blood transfusions. It is highly unlikely that a 3 year old with HIV can transmit the virus to other kids. However it is always good to practice universal precautions if the child with HIV has a major bleeding incident. ...Read more

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How can someone get hiv?

How can someone get hiv?

Blood or body fluid: Exchange of infectious blood or body fluids is the mode of transmission for HIV, typically by sexual contact, contaminated intravenous needles or blood products, or from mother to child during child birth. If you are concerned, you should get tested. Newer testing methods may be as easy as a swab from the inside of your cheek. ...Read more

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Might someone have HIV and not know?

Yes: About a quarter of the 1.8 million people in the us who have HIV are not aware of their infection. Please get tested if you have any doubt. Your doctor can order the test. ...Read more

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Wot can be taking if someone have HIV?

Specialist: A specialist in infectious diseases is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat people with hiv. HE/she knows most about the medications used and the follow-up needed. ...Read more

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How long does someone with HIV live for?

Near normal lifespan: With timely diagnosis and treatment for hiv, several studies have estimated that people living with HIV can have a near normal life expectancy. Be sure to know your HIV status since there are effective treatments. (http://www.Retroconference.Org/2012b/abstracts/44961.Htm ; http://www.Thelancet.Com/journals/lancet/article/piis0140673608611137/abstract). ...Read more

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How can you get HIV from someone without sex?

Sharing needles: This is the most common non-sexual method by which HIV is transmitted. Use your own clean needle if you are doing injectable drugs, and take advantage of needle-exchange programs. ...Read more

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If someone with HIV scratches you can you get hiv?

Wimpy Virus: It is important to remember that viruses like hepc, HIV and others are strings of proteins that are connected by very weak bonds. They require many things to stay active and need living cells to reproduce and survive. Unless there was gross blood, mucous or some other organic substance on their nails and it got into your cut, the odds are very unlikely. ...Read more

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How long does it take for someone show symptoms of hiv?

Depends...: The answer depends.... If you are talking about symptoms of acute hiv, these may occur within 2 to 4 weeks of infection and may last a week. However, not everyone gets the symptoms of acute hiv. If you are talking about symptoms of HIV associated with later more advanced disease, then usually this may take a few years before seeing symptoms like weight loss, fevers, night sweats. ...Read more

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Can you contract HIV from drinkin after someone with hiv?

HIV is Hard To Get: Absolutely not. I am still amazed that people would really ask such questions. In 35 years of the HIV epidemic no casual contact has led to infection. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more