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Does Being Gay Increase The Chance Of Hiv Infection
No: Sexual behaviors and other behaviors which exposure a person to HIV increase the risk of HIV infection. Simply being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender alone does not increase your risk. To minimize your risk of infection, use barrier methods with all your sexual partners and avoid sharing needles if you use IV drugs. The cdc recommends all people age 13 - 64 be tested for hiv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
HIV is hard to get: Hiv is transmitted through sexual intercourse, through blood to blood contact such as sharing needles, and from mother to child in birth. Being fay does not, in and of itself cause you to get hiv. Participating in behaviors that are high risk does. You can be gay, be sexual, and never get hiv. ...Read more
Is the risk of getting HIV from anal sex higher than viginal sex?And if the female is HIV positive is there any chance for me not to get infected?
If one gives unprotected oral to a man (unknowing of their sexual history) and the man does not ejaculate near the mouth is there risk of hepatitis b?
CDC HIV Risk Factors: In general, behaviors that increase risk for HIV include: -Having sex with an infected partner+repetitively -Engaging in injection drug use, prostitution, -STDs -Gay/transgender men who have sex with men- anal sex is extremely dangerous and should be avoided For a complete explanation of risk factors see: https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/prevention/reduce-your-risk/who-is-at-risk-for-hiv/ ...Read more
If one gives unprotected oral to a male (unknowing if they're HIV positive) and the male does not ejaculate in/near the mouth is there any risk of hiv
Does the use of imiquimod increase the risk of HIV transmission? If so, is it b/c of irritation or b/c of enhanced immune response?
No hard data: Interesting question. Imiquimod is externally used for condyloma (warts) as you already know. There have been no studies showing what you ask. Now...Thinking logically...Anything that causes irritation or a break in the skin surface should put one at higher risk to acquire hiv..Especially when its associated with a mucous membrane. So i would say yes...But there is no data to support this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definite but small!: Chances exist, but would be small!Get a more detailed answer ›
Risk for HPV: The risk for contracting hpv infection during oral sex is high if your partner is known to be hpv +. There is a strong relationship between hpv infection with increased risk of developing certain cancer including oropharyngeal cancer and cervical cancer over period of time. Thus, a safe sex habit, hpv vaccination, papsmear screening are recommended and f/u with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of HIV transmission thru oral sex when there is no apparent blood or sperm. There maybe a chance of pre-ejaculate.
Hmmm....: When a woman swallows semen or sperm, her body just treats it as food (a small snack). It has no effect on her body, so if her shows some changes, it is merely by coincidence. However, life is never that simple. During the process of obtaining that semen, she might also obtain various viruses, bacteria, ureaplasma, etc..., from he who is the source of the semen. So, swallower beware. ...Read more
Dr what's the chance of catching hiv from an unknown status men being unsafe with him in penetrative vaginal for one time exposure ?
Fairly HIGH: Molluscum spread has been documented through the sharing of towels, sponges, wrestling, and from a surgeon to several of his patients. So it does not have to be direct skin contact but that is the most common route. Of course a condom will not protect all areas of the skin--so be aware. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...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
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