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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 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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Alcohol lead to false Negative Hiv tests when tested using Rapid -3rd generation testing Method?
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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