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Chance Contracting Hiv
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
Depends: Your chances of contracting HIV depends on the risk behavior. Receiving an infected blood transfusion with HIV is likely the highest risk. Unprotected sex can also be risky with unprotected anal sex being higher risk than unprotected vaginal sex, which is higher risk than oral sex. If you use barrier protection with a condom when having sex, you can lower the risk of HIV significantly close to 0. ...Read more
Love safely: Your risk depends entirely on your behavior. If you have passive unprotected anal intercourse with a heavily-infected partner, it is highly probable that you will become HIV positive. If you forego sharing needles and use barrier protection so as not to exchange body fluids until you are in a monogamous relationship with an HIV-negative partner, you'll stay okay. Don't gamble beyond this. ...Read more
Don't know your risk: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more
Very low: If it's truly protected, with an unbroken condom, the risk is extremely low. ...Read more
What's the the chance of contracting HIV from unprotected vaginal entercourse compared to anal n why?
Lower by a lot: Lesser trauma to the lining of the space. ...Read more
What are the chances of contracting HIV from performing oral sex to a 55 year old, no ejaculation and maybe pre-ejaculated. Sources welcomed! Thanks!
What is the chance of contracting HIV/AIDS when having protected sex with an infected person? Is there 0 chance, or no chance at all if used properly?
0 chance means...: There is likely 0 chance, mathematically rounding to 0, of course. The only things certain in life are "death and taxes", although I've been recently reminded that some people avoid taxes by hiring a clever tax lawyer. In any case, there are no exact chance numbers for catching HIV, so one must live every day wisely. Avoid infected people, if one tends to worry. Life is never exact. ...Read more
I masturbated in women's toilet. I rubbed my penis on the toilet seat. Any chance of contracting hiv?
No: Transmitted through direct transfer of bodily fluids. If concerned see your dr. ...Read more
I had sex recently the condom split and I immediately pulled out. Is there a high chance of contracting hiv? How long should I wait until testing?
Get tested: You did the right thing. Although the risk is very low, phone your personal physician now and ask what you should do. You may also ask your partner whether they know their HIV status -- even if this was just casual fun, common humanity would make this an appropriate question. There are other illnesses as well that can be caught this way ; a pregnancy can spoil three lives. Be safe. ...Read more
What are the chances of contracting hiv from an infected piece of candy? Looked like there was blood in my Milky Way. My bf saw it and said it's blood
Unlikely: HIV virus does not survive long outside of the body. I also ponder why would anyone eat any candy already chewed on by another person and how would the blood be left on a piece of candy. At any rate, it is highly unlikely that you can contract HIV from the candy even if there was infected blood on it- still can't get over why you would put a partly bitten piece of candy into your mouth. ...Read more
Probably not: Although a tight vaginal canal may be associated with more microhemorrhage (increasing blood-to-blood contact)during intercourse, the risk of contract STD is unlikely to be any higher. ...Read more
Does the chance of contracting HIV increase if it is the first time having sex and there is bleeding due to the torn hymen?
I've forced to insert my penis into HIV infected women for 5seconds by her! Do I have chances of contracting hiv? But, my penis is not fully inserted!
What's the chances of contracting HIV if I kissed a small drop of blood or received oral sex from someone with a small drop of blood on lip?
I had sex there was blood on the condom but it didn't break. She took it off then rubbed my penis there was a cut there. 1. What's the chances of contracting HIV that way 2. How much blood is needed to get into the cut in order to get infected 3. What's the
Your asking tough questions. Its not really a matter of how much blood in this instance since she rubbed it right on a cut. I don't want to alarm you....But if there was infected HIV blood fluid it could transmit. Its great that you tested negative at 3 weeks. The protocol is 3 months then 6 months after that for testing. I would recommend another test in 3 weeks....Then 6 months after.
Its all a matter of viral load in the fluid. If she's positive and not on meds then the chance is much much higher than if she's was taking meds and was undetectable....Then the transmission goes down by >74%. ...Read more
I had a cuticle tear in one finger that come in contact with blood on surface while working in the lab, Any chance of contracting HIV/Hepatitis C?
Precautions: Lab workers are encouraged to use universal precautions such as gloves, and other protective gear to lower the risk of accidental exposure. An open wound directly exposed to bloody surfaces in the lab is just the sort of risk we seek to reduce. Your risk may still be low, but if you don't know the source's status, then you'll live with some uncertainty Post-exposure prophylaxis- consider. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more