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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. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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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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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 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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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 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

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Hi does fungus on penis could lead to hiv pls?

Hi does fungus on penis could lead to hiv pls?

No: But it is highly unusual to have fungal infection on the penis although this may occur at times with uncircumcised penis. ...Read more

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Can HIV lead to severe complications with scabies infestation?

Can HIV lead to severe complications with scabies infestation?

Possibly: Scabies in and of itself is a fairly easily treatable infection, however, in HIV + population, especially those who have aids, the immune system may be seriously compromised to fight the mite and the infection that is setting in due to the inflammation it is producing. This all may lead to complicated cases of skin infection and even generalization of such with unpredictable outcomes. ...Read more

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If leaving an STD uncured for a ccertain amount of time can it lead to hiv?

If leaving an STD uncured for a ccertain amount of time can it lead to hiv?

STD Pairing: The short answer is no, however many times, more than one std infects a patient a the same time. That is why we run testing for all std's when the patient presents to the office with one std. Hiv, hpv and herpes are viruses separate from g.C. And chlamydia which are bacteria, and syphilis which is a spirochete. ...Read more

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What effect can having only one ovary and tube cause on the body? Is fertility decreased? Hormones?

What effect can having only one ovary and tube cause on the body? Is fertility decreased? Hormones?

Effects will vary: The effects on your wellbeing, your hormones and future fertility will depend primarily on the health of the remaining ovary , its tube and surrounding pelvic tissues and perhaps indirectly on the reason for and pathology of your oophorectomy. If you have one normal ovary and normal tube and no pelvic adhesions nor endometriosis...your health, fertility and hormones may be quite good and normal. ...Read more

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Could fingering yourself after washing your hands lead to HIV?? If so how likely?? I hadn't been in contact with a person that is HIV+

Could fingering yourself after washing your hands lead to HIV?? If so how likely?? 
I hadn't been in contact with a person that is HIV+

No: HIV can only be transmitted mostly by direct contact with HIV infected body fluid or blood. If you don't have HIV, you cannot transmit it to anyone else. ...Read more

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Can i get HIV by just rubbing the body and will my risk to get HIV decreased if I am wearing 2 condoms when intercourse?Thanks for your answer.

The risk...: Of getting HIV infection by just rubbing bodies is very low. I know of no studies comparing a double condom to just one but one works. ...Read more

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I know fingering yourself doesn't lead to HIV, but my brain goes what if, could you tell my why fingering doesn't lead to HIV, no contact with HIV+?

I know fingering yourself doesn't lead to  HIV, but my brain goes what if, could you tell my why fingering doesn't lead to HIV, no contact with HIV+?

Basic biology: HIV is a microbe, an organism that is found nowhere on your own body. It's an invader. Every one of the viruses comes from a pre-existing virus going back to a chimp in the Congo in the early 1900's. It can only live in other living folks or their fresh secretions. You don't worry "what if" touch yourself causes pregnancy, I hope. Tell your mind to stop laying tricks on you. ...Read more

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Does having pernicious anemia lead to fertility problems?

Does having pernicious anemia lead to fertility problems?

Yes indirectly: Pernicious anemia is a deficiency of vitamin B12 and or folate (folic acid) (another b vitamin) that can lead to significant medical problems many of which affect the nervous system. Folate (folic acid) is so critical to fetal neural development that the fda recommends that all women trying to conceive or pregnant take a Folic Acid supplement of 0.4 milligrams or 400 micrograms a day. ...Read more

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What can lead to hiv-aids besides sexual relations?

Exchange of fluids.: Unprotected sex (both heterosexual and homosexual) can be one route of transmitting hiv. Sharing contaminated needles (such as in intravenous drug use / abuse) can spread hiv. Receiving blood or blood products from an HIV infected donor can also spread hiv. The U.S. Blood supply is screened for HIV and other infections to reduce/eliminate risk of transfusion related infections. ...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