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Does HIV lead to decreased fertility?

Does HIV lead to decreased fertility?

Not directly: Hiv by itself doesn't cause infertility. It doesn't cause scarring or malfunctioning of the ovaries. If HIV has progressed to aids, the degree of chronic illness is what is likely to affect fertility by suppressing ovulation. If an HIV patient is otherwise healthy, she can get pregnant. She needs to worry about transmission of HIV to a partner or to her fetus. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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 occupational exposure to n2o2 lead to decreased fertility?

Can occupational exposure to n2o2 lead to decreased fertility?

Not certain: In the mid-2000s it was suggested Nitric Oxide exposure may reduce male fertility; paradoxically, at the same time mouse studies suggested Nitric Oxide might enhance or prolong female fertility! there are several small studies published in mid-level medical journals. To my knowledge no conclusive studies of either question have been done, and there is no 'expert consensus.'. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if lead exposure has an effect on fertility?

Does anyone know if lead exposure has an effect on fertility?

Yes: Lead exposure can indeed harm the male and female reproductive systems. Infertility, premature births/miscarriages are associated. It is unclear what lead levels affect-how long of exposure is dangerous and how to prove causation. ...Read more

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Can rhesus affect fertility? If both couple are positive, can it lead to infertility?

Can rhesus affect fertility? If both couple are positive, can it lead to infertility?

Baby's health: Rh factor typically does not affect fertility, but it can affect a woman's secondary and beyond pregnancies if she is rh negative and her partner is rh positive. The baby inherits the positive trait and those rh+ proteins can get in the mother's blood. Her body then makes antibodies against this protein. The next time she gets pregnant, the antibodies can attack the fetus. Rhogam shots can prevent. ...Read more

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Can fingering yourself lead to HIV? I didn't have any contact with a HIV+ person or there bloodily fluids. Could you answer in very convincing way :)

Can fingering yourself lead to HIV? I didn't have any contact with a HIV+ person or there bloodily fluids. Could you answer in very convincing way :)

What would convince?: Forgive my frankness. This has been asked and answered. Your question is like asking whether you can get pregnant without contact with a man or with semen. If someone has told you that enjoying your body like any other adult is dangerous or unclean, that person isn't your real friend. If you cannot be rid of these obsessive thoughts, your physician can recommend ways for you to find help. ...Read more

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On drugs after concert I think I licked a rocker lead an I feel sick. Do I have HIV or something?

On drugs after concert I think I licked a rocker lead an I feel sick. Do I have HIV or something?

No: You can't contract HIV from licking or kissing even an infected person. Hiv risks are from IV drug abuse and unprotected sexual intercourse or other blood to blood exposures. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety lead to HIV symptoms?

Can stress and anxiety lead to HIV symptoms?

No, except...: ...Insofar as that under stress and anxiety people tend to engage in riskier, tension relieving activity. ...Read more

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Does all unprotected sex lead to hiv? Do I need to be tested?? How much is the test if I do?

Does all unprotected sex lead to hiv? Do I need to be tested?? How much is the test if I do?

No, yes: Most unprotected sex does not lead to HIV (even if one person has it), but yes, you do need to get tested. Many places offer free testing. Check local clinics. ...Read more

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Can Alcohol lead to false Negative Hiv tests when tested using Rapid -3rd generation testing Method?

Can Alcohol lead to false Negative Hiv tests when tested using Rapid -3rd generation testing Method?

No: It should not. But the fact that you asks should tell you that you should abandon unprotected sex with new partners now that Ebola has also entered the picture. ...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. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more