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Dried Blood Spot Testing For Hiv
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
Can you get HIV from a dry blood spot on a tissue? I used it to wipe and saw it, wasn't my blood! Do I need testing? (The tissue was at my house).
Not likely: For HIV to be infective....it needs to be in a medium that supports millions/billions of virons (think of it as having to get to a certain concentration). That's not going to be a spot on a piece of toilet tissue. Were talking fresh bodily fluids for the most part. Then, you need a receptive site for infection..probably not the one you described. Finally, the virus dies fast outside the body. ...Read more
Woke up today found 2 small black spots on the inside of my cheek. They look like dried blood. What are they? Cancer? HIV? HPV? They go and come back.
None of th: The description does not suggest anything you mentioned. Have an oral surgeon take a look. ...Read more
Are these Fordyce spots or something nasty? I had a nude massage by a call girl 6 mo ago, but not have sexual intercourse. A week after, dr swab tested for (herpes), blood work hiv, std, all negative
Man spitting blood near trash can.A plastic spoon was near & I touched it with a napkin¬iced small wet spot on finger. accidently rub eye. Hiv/Hcv?
Can a pin head size dried stain of blood be tested for HIV and hep b? What's the technique / test called? If not, how much is needed?
Possible dried blood spot on hand towel. Washed hands and then dried with said towel and then rubbed my eye. Hepatitis C risk? Need testing?
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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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