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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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Is it possible to get infected by eating food contaminated by HIV blood?

Is it possible to get infected by eating food contaminated by HIV blood?

Extremely rare: It is extremely rare for this to happen. You cannot get HIV from eating food contaminated by small amounts of HIV infected blood. HIV does not live long outside the body. Exposure of the food to cooking heat, air or the acid in the stomach will kill the virus. There have been rare cases reported of children contracting HIV from their caregivers who are HIV infected. ...Read more

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I kissed (french) one of my female friends yesterday. If she has hiv, is there any chance to get infected?

I kissed (french) one of my female friends yesterday. If she has hiv, is there any chance to get infected?

Not from a kiss: Even "kissing of more than filial intensity" won't transmit hiv. It can give you infectious mono, cytomegalovirus, and gonorrhea as applicable. If things are to go farther, and she's really your friend, both of you hustle down and get your health status checked. ...Read more

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During sexual intercourse how a man can get infected if he don't kiss or uses his mouth (the girl has HIV) Only penis to vagina contact without condom?

During sexual intercourse how a man can get infected if he don't kiss or uses his mouth (the girl has HIV) Only penis to vagina contact without condom?

Here are...: Sexual intercourse is the ideal set-up to contract STD especially like HIV because vaginal penetration is highly possible to microscopically break the natural barrier - skin - for body fluid exchange. So, beware the reality, practice safe sex with all possible available means at all cost, and don't let wishful thinking work on you. So, watch, see, and be tested as needed. Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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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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Please tell me, could a person be exposed to HIV by kissing the cheek of an infected person?

Please tell me, could a person be exposed to HIV by kissing the cheek of an infected person?

No: You are very very unlikely to catch HIV by kissing the cheek of an infected person. The exception would be open wounds in the cheek and your lips. See this site for more info.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html. ...Read more

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Kissing sumone while having cuts on your lips possibilty of HIV if the other person was infected persay?

Kissing sumone while having cuts on your lips possibilty of HIV if the other person was infected persay?

HIV: This is incredibly improbable. If your lips were cut and bleeding and you kissed someone who was HIV+ and also bleeding it would be conceivable to acquire HIV in this manner, but still unlikely. This disease is not easy to get and almost all cases occur with sex, blood or tissue exchange (needle sharing). Take the time to read about this and use protected sex. ...Read more

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Saliva from a HIV infected person can pass the virus thru an open cut by kissing?

HIV: In general HIV virus requires bloody secretions to survive and chances to get virus transmission from non-bloody saliva is very very small. It also depends on a persons viral load, for example person with HIV but who is compliant with their medication regimen usually have very low viral load and may not be contagious at all ...Read more

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Having protected vaginal and oral sex. No kissing are involve. What are the risk of me getting infected with hiv?

Having protected vaginal and oral sex. No kissing are involve. What are the risk of me getting infected with hiv?

HIV: It is very low (way lower than 1%). However, condoms have to be used correctly and this is for cases that there is not a tear in the material ...Read more

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Can you give HIV or STD by kissing your girlfriend if your infected. If infected is sinus infection related to STD or hiv? Or what STD would it be?

Can you give HIV or STD by kissing your girlfriend if your infected. If infected is sinus infection related to STD or hiv? Or what STD would it be?

This isn't sex: Sinusitis isn't going to be a sexually transmitted disease. If you've got a steady girlfriend, you life has taken a wonderful turn and I'm happy for you both. Now isn't the time to be fretting about catching something. Why not get together and affirm your relationship by having a physician check you both for HIV and other possible illnesses, so you can stop fretting? ...Read more

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Dear sir I touched a HIV infected girl vagina then I touched her breasts and then I kissed her breasts. My worry is that I have ulcer on lover lip?

Be cautious: In general touching or kissing someone with HIV does not put you at risk for infection because HIV is only transmitted through exchange of blood or body fluids. If you have an ulcer or open wound then you need to be very careful not to have that wound come in contact with any body fluids. Please get tested for HIV and be very cautious in the future if you have any open wound. ...Read more

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Tested HIV antibody 6mth (3rd gen), 19mth (Ab/Ag), 20mth (Ab/Ag), infection through kiss with cut lips assuming blood present, afraid infect partner?

Possible: Are the test positive or negative? If you are not infected then you will not transmit the virus. If negative after 19 months of exposure then HIV was unlikely transmitted with that particular exposure ...Read more

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I had an open cut and I kissed someone, if that person was HIV positive can I get it!?

I had an open cut and I kissed someone, if that person was HIV positive can I get it!?

Small chance: That is very low probability but it is possible. It is not worth risking it, follow up with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from kissing and oral sex?

HIV shouldn't: Occur from kissing. Hiv may be transmitted if infected fluids (semen, vaginal secretions, blood) come in contact w inflamed tissue/ sore/ulceration in throat or mouth. This is a rarer mode of transmission. ...Read more

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Can I get HIV from kissing chapped lips?

No: There's no exchange of blood, and for the wimpy HIV virus to be transmitted, there has to be some serious exchnage of body fluids. ...Read more

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Can you get hiv from casual kissing?

Can you get hiv from casual kissing?

No: It's very clear you cannot catch HIV this way. You can get infectious mono, CMV, herpes simplex, syphilis, and/or gonorrhea. For syphilis, there's got to be a lesion. For the others, less so. Most folks think it's worth the risk. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I get HIV from french kiss?

Can I get HIV from french kiss?

No: French kissing is extremely low to no risk for HIV transmission. More about sexual behavior and HIV transmission https://wwwn. Cdc. Gov/hivrisk/transmit/activities/ ...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