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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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 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).

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

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I've been sick for over a month. If I gave my boyfriend a handjob with flesh wounds in my hands, could I possible have hiv? If not, what can it be?

I've been sick for over a month. If I gave my boyfriend a handjob with flesh wounds in my hands, could I possible have hiv? If not, what can it be?

Get checked: Initial HIV infection usually announces itself as a fairly severe febrile illness with sore throat and enlarged lymph nodes. Any concern that you may have this is worth seeing your physician over -- a pcr assay for HIV would give you the answer. It's unlikely you caught HIV in this way; if this man is worth considering your boyfriend, he'll gladly offer to get himself checked as well. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from touching a rag/paper towel/ tissue with period blood on it?

Can you get HIV from touching a rag/paper towel/ tissue with period blood on it?

Yes but....: Any body fluids should be considered a biohazard and theoretically can transmit infectious diseases (such as hiv) if that person is hiv+. Although the risk is small, using proper precautions (latex gloves, etc.) will eliminate that risk. ...Read more

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Nurse had healing cuts on fingers. Drew my blood w/o gloves. Top concern is her grabbing tissue, putting it on my bleeding. Should ask her to test 4 hiv?

Nurse had healing cuts on fingers. Drew my blood w/o gloves. Top concern is her grabbing tissue, putting it on my bleeding. Should ask her to test 4 hiv?

No: This is not an issue of tissue. Transmission of HIV in this fashion would be close to impossible (i always say that nothing is impossible). Stay away from unprotected sex, needle sharing, tissue transplantation and you will not get HIV disease. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Could your gums be white from scar tissue after having oral surgery to remove teeth a few years back? If not, what could cause it. Tested neg for hiv

Could your gums be white from scar tissue after having oral surgery to remove teeth a few years back? If not, what could cause it. Tested neg for hiv

Visit a dentist: Any white or scar lesion that does not resolve itself in two-three weeks should be reevaluated by your dentist and considered for biopsy to obtain a definitive diagnosis. Visit your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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How and why HIV infect the tonsil/lymphoid tissue? Does the tissue nid to be inflamed/have opn sore in mouth 2 GT infcted? How exctly it happen?

Not really: Tonsils would have to get infected blood onto them.
Not likely.
HIV is passed by bodily fluids, generally live blood transfer. But can also be with sexual transmission. Kissing does not transfer it. HIV infects immune cells found in blood and lymph nodes and causes activation of lymph nodes with enlargement of nodes including tonsils. ...Read more

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What is hiv?

What is hiv?

HIV: Hiv is short for human immune deficiency virus.This is the virus which causes aids.And it is trasmitted by IV drug use and sharing needles and by having sex with a partner who is infected with the virus. ...Read more

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What is Hiv?

What is Hiv?

HIV: Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV/AIDS weakens a person's ability to fight infections. It is contracted through unprotected sex or needle sharing. An HIV test confirms diagnosis. Medications may suppress the virus and delay the onset of AIDS.

http://www. Webmd. Com/hiv-aids/ ...Read more

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What is HIV?

What is HIV?

Human immunodeficien: Cy virus. It's a virus transmitted through blood, semen and vaginal secretions by sex, sharing needles and giving birth. The virus attacks the immune system so you're not able to fight infections, and causes inflammation inside your body which can lead to chronic diseases. Medications called ARV's trap HIV inside cells so it can't spread and to help boost immunity. More info: http://bit. Ly/1J61Fe7 ...Read more

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What is HIV?

What is HIV?

Bad contagious virus: The HIV virus (it causes AIDS) attacks and destroys a critical white blood cell of the immune system: the "CD4+ T-helper" cell. With these cells knocked out, the body's immune system is crippled and left unable to fight off infections which would ordinarily be easily handled by a normal immune system. The patient gets AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, acquired immune deficiency syndrome). ...Read more

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What cause hiv?

What cause hiv?

Cause of AIDS: Human immunodeficiency virus. It may be acquired through sex, intravenous drug use or other exposure to body fluids of an infected person. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hiv?

Symptoms of hiv?

Don't wait!: Don't wait for the symptoms of HIV to show up - get tested if you could be at risk (risk factors: unprotected sex, needle sharing). A few weeks after contracting the virus, HIV causes a flu-like syndrome (fevers, malaise). Then the virus can lie dormant for years before causing life-threatening infections of the lung, brain, and other organs due to the body's damaged and decreased immunity. ...Read more

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How is HIV spread?

How is HIV spread?

Several ways...: "hiv is the virus that causes aids. It can be spread through unprotected sex (vaginal, anal, or oral sex) with someone who has hiv; contact with hiv-infected blood by sharing needles (piercing, tattooing, drug equipment, including needles); by hiv-infected pregnant women to their infants during pregnancy or delivery, or by breast feeding." http://www. Health. Ny.Gov/publications/9678/index. Htm. ...Read more

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Can I cure my hiv?

Can I cure my hiv?

I wish we knew how: We have learned so much about HIV in the last 20+ years, and treatment for HIV is light years ahead of where we were even 15 years ago. But, once it integrates into cells' dna, we do not know how to dislodge it yet, so we do not know how to cure it. But the medications available today are highly effective, simpler to take, have low side effects, and should provide a near-normal life expectancy. ...Read more

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Is HIV everywhere?

Define everywhere: The virus is entrenched in the world. The total number of cases in the usa is relatively stable. In parts of the developing world, it is still spreading quite a lot. ...Read more

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How do you get HIV?

See below: Having sex with an infected person, and sharing needles with an infected person are common ways. See this site for more information on the subject.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html ...Read more

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How is HIV treated?

Medication: There are different virus strains, so depending on this and several other factors, the doctor will prescribe anti-viral medication. ...Read more

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What are two HIV meds?

See below: This site lists all of the approved drugs.

http://www. Aidsmeds. Com/articles/DrugChart_10632.shtml ...Read more

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What r symptoms of hiv?

HIV: Acute HIV disease may present as a mononucleosis-like syndrome, may have neurological findings, but is often asymptomatic. Late in the course of HIV disease the symptoms are related to the infections and other conditions associated with immune deficiency. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed the best thing to do is to go and be tested. ...Read more

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How is HIV transmitted?

Sex, blood and birth: Sex, blood contact (e.g. Shared needles), or perinatal transmission (from an infected mother to an infant at birth). In terms of sexual transmission, the biggest risk is anal or vaginal intercourse, especially for the receptive partner (the one "on the bottom"). ...Read more

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What the causes of hiv?

Virus: Hiv is a virus. It is contagious by means of intimate human contact with someone who has the virus. The contact has to include an exchange of bodily fluid - especially blood & semen - but saliva can carry the virus and perhaps in very unusual rare cases sweat. Avoiding contact other persons' fluids is the best protection. ...Read more

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How HIV is transmitted?

How HIV is transmitted?

...: Hiv is transmitted via blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk and any other body fluid containing blood. Unprotected sex is a risk factor. Anal sex is riskier than vaginal sex which is riskier than oral sex. Sharing needles and "works" can transmit hiv. If concerned about HIV talk to md about getting tested. Hiv is a treatable medical condition that people can live with for many years. ...Read more

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I want to ask about HIV?

I want to ask about HIV?

HIV: Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV/AIDS weakens a person's ability to fight infections. It is contracted through unprotected sex or needle sharing. An HIV test confirms diagnosis. Medications may suppress the virus and delay the onset of AIDS.

http://www. Webmd. Com/hiv-aids/ ...Read more

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Can garlic can cure hiv?

Can garlic can cure hiv?

No cure, meds can help: There are currently no cures for HIV, however treatment may lower a person's viral count to virtually undetectable but the infection remains. Medications help keep viral replication at a minimum and some drugs are used to treat co-occurring illnesses and conditions. Healthy lifestyles based on exercise and diet are also beneficial as is screening for other chronic, treatable disease. ...Read more

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How do HIV lesions look?

Lesions can vary: The most common HIV related lesion is kaposi sarcoma (ks). Its a purple-red raised painless lesion. It can occur anywhere on the skin but is seen mostly on the legs and trunk. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...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