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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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How many people get hiv/aids from french kissing with open sores?

Probably none: It not likely that kissing has transmitted HIV in the us. Please consult this site for information on HIV transmission.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/basics/transmission. Html. ...Read more

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How rare is it to get hiv/aids from french kiss if both partners have open cuts. But only kissed twice. With barley tongue?

How rare is it to get hiv/aids from french kiss if both partners have open cuts. But only kissed twice. With barley tongue?

Asked and Answered: It is impossible. If you have HIV you did not get it from the scenario you are describing. Your question has now been accurately answered. ...Read more

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It is possible to get aids or HIV from kissing/making out with a healed cut in your mouth?

Aids virus: The virus does not survive well in saliva. However, excessive bleeding in the mouth is risky. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hiv/aids from french kissing, with an open sore (why can't hiv/aids enter the blood stream, from an open sore)?

Is it possible to get hiv/aids from french kissing, with an open sore (why can't hiv/aids enter the blood stream, from an open sore)?

Asked and answered: Iplease ask a new question or move on. Your repeated question has been answered accurately and honestly. It is rude to keep demanding answers to questions that have been answered. Saliva does not transmit HIV infection. You were taught this the first time you asked. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aids from kissing someone with hiv?

What are the symptoms of aids from kissing someone with hiv?

Incorrect: You do not get HIV disease from kissing, hugging, touching or other non-intimate activities with an hiv+ person. It is not easy to get HIV disease and requires, sexual activities, blood transfusion, needle sharing during illicit drug use, organ transplantation or accidental transmission in hospital settngs (getting stuck with needles, being bled on, the or personnel during surgery, etc.). ...Read more

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Can kissing a HIV affected person transmit aids once in a while?

Can kissing a HIV affected person transmit aids once in a while?

No: I believe there has been a single reported case of transmission through kissing, which involved two people with bad gum disease, dental infection, and bleeding gums. Not something to worry about. ...Read more

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Kissing a HIV affected person will transmit aids to you how often?

Kissing a HIV affected person will transmit aids to you how often?

No: Hiv is not found in high enough concentrations in saliva to cause infection, so kissing cannot transmit the virus, even if you both have chapped lips. If one person has active bleeding on the lips, then that is possible, but why would you kiss someone who's lip was bleeding? Truth is, there have been no known cases of HIV being transmitted from kissing. ...Read more

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Can I be infected to aids or hiv or any desease by just simply kissing an infected person?

Can I be infected to aids or hiv or any desease by just simply kissing an infected person?

Very unlikely: A simple kiss is not likely to transmit HIV. See this site for more info.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html ...Read more

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Is it possible to catch aids or HIV from french kissing? Is it unpredictable, sort or russian roulette?

No: Hiv is not found in high enough concentrations in saliva to cause infection, so kissing cannot transmit the virus, even if you both have chapped lips. If one person has active bleeding on the lips, then that is possible, but why would you kiss someone who's lip was bleeding? Truth is, there have been no known cases of HIV being transmitted from kissing. ...Read more

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Do I have hiv/aids spicy food made roof of mouth raw/sore, but no bleeding. French kissed guy once barely tongue?

Hiv: HIV is transmitted through sex and blood but generally not through saliva. However, if you are sexually active and unsure of the history of any of the partners you've had sex with, please see a physician to have testing for all std's including hiv. ...Read more

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How can you get HIV or aids from sex?

Body fluids: The virus is transmitted in body fluids. ...Read more

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Do you have to have unprotected sex more than once to get HIV or aids?

Do you have to have unprotected sex more than once to get HIV or aids?

Nope: Any unprotected sexual relations can transmit any of the stds, or hiv, or pregnancy. That is why condoms are recommended every time. [aids is the complex of diseases that persons whose immune systems are ineffective due to hiv, eventually get.]. ...Read more

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Can you describe how to get HIV or aids?

Can you describe how to get HIV or aids?

Sex: Unprotected sex, this includes oral sex and intercourse with someone who is infected with the virus. Condoms will help but are not 100 % effective. Abstinence works. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV or aids from accidently poking yourself with a thumbtack that may had blood on it? I don't think blood was on there but I'm not sure.

Can you get HIV or aids from accidently poking yourself with a thumbtack that may had blood on it? I don't think blood was on there but I'm not sure.

HIV: This can be transmitted in this fashion. If there was wet blood on the thumbtack and it penetrated through your skin and the blood came from a person with HIV disease that is conceivable but not very likely. If you are still concerned, go and be tested. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV or aids from a blow job?

Please clarify: Are you the one receiving oral sex or performing oral sex? Is your partner a male or a female? ...Read more

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Been having oral sex with my bf. As well as sex with a condom for over a year and a half. Could I get hiv or aids? If so would it show up by now???

Been having oral sex with my bf. As well as sex with a condom for over a year and a half. Could I get hiv or aids? If so would it show up by now???

Low risk: Oral sex does not usually transmit HIV and condom is usually effective absent a leak even if your BF has HIV. However HIV may take months or even years to show up and thus one can never be sure without testing. If you are so concerned, get both yourself and BF tested. ...Read more

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I had sex for 3 sec cause we didn't have condoms so we stopped and we were virgin that time. Can you get HIV or aids from it? T

I had sex for 3 sec cause we didn't have condoms so we stopped and we were virgin that time. Can you get HIV or aids from it? T

HIV is Hard To Get: Now. Here are the real facts: unprotected insertion of an erect penis into the vagina or anus can lead to stds. Even for just a few seconds. It can lead to pregnancy in the vagina if the female is ovulating.
Now if both sexual partners are disease free and have not ever participated in any activity to get HIV they cannot get it from nowhere. Thus your scenario is one that you cannot get HIV from. ...Read more

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My penis accidentally touched a public restroom at a hospital? Am I going to get HIV or AIDS or some disease? I am freaking out!!!!

My penis accidentally touched a public restroom at a hospital? Am I going to get HIV or AIDS or some disease? I am freaking out!!!!

Not likely.: HIV is spread by entry of the virus into an open wound when HIV-containing bodily fluid contacts the wound, by unprotected sexual activity or by intravenous entry via a needle. ...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


Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more