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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Can you please help what are my chances of contracting hiv?

Can you please help what are my chances of contracting hiv?

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

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What are the chances of contracting hiv. Please answer I'm scared?

What are the chances of contracting hiv. Please answer I'm scared?

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

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What are the chances of contracting hiv!!!! help I am so scared I need honest answers?

What are the chances of contracting hiv!!!! help I am so scared I need honest answers?

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

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What is the chance of contracting HIV from protected anal sex?

What is the chance of contracting HIV from protected anal sex?

Very low: If it's truly protected, with an unbroken condom, the risk is extremely low. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I had insertive protected oral fellatio with an HIV positive person. I had no cuts or sores on my penis. What are my chances of contracting HIV?

Not remote: But very slight chance, as it is a virus infection as how effective is your ' insertive protected... ' prophylaxis is. Get your self monitored by your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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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

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

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Does the chance of contracting HIV increase if the vagina is small and tight?

Does the chance of contracting HIV increase if the vagina is small and tight?

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

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Does the chance of contracting HIV increase if it is the first time having sex and there is bleeding due to the torn hymen?

Does the chance of contracting HIV increase if it is the first time having sex and there is bleeding due to the torn hymen?

Makes no difference: This makes no difference in HIV risk. The only thing that risks HIV is sex with infected partners. Always use condoms for new partners or any non-monogamous sex. ...Read more

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What are the chances of contracting HIV through pre-ejaculation if he wasn't a drug user and didn't engage in any homosexual activity?

Why do you ask?: I am going to assume that he ejaculated outside of you, perhaps on your skin. Even if he were hiv positive, this is a very inefficient way to transmit the virus. If he cares about you, perhaps you can get tested together. ...Read more

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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!

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!

Yes: Go and see a doctor and be tested. The chances are very low that you have been infected, but HIV is like pregnancy. You either are or are not, no such thing as a little bit. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Unless you: Have a bleeding wound or an open sore contacting this small drop of blood you do not get it. Blood to blood contact is one way the virus is transmitted. ...Read more

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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

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: 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

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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?

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

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


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