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Heroin Contracting Hiv Aids Hepatitis
Contaminated needles: Years ago they found a case of hepb in a worker who got stuck by a needle cleaning out a crack house that had been abandoned for a year. All the mentioned illnesses are passed readily thru contaminated needles. The blood tainting the needle itself, hub or syringe can spread the disease to any subsequent user. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
Shared needles: People who share needles and syringes inject a small amount of someone else's blood into their bodies. Providing clean needles and syringes eliminates that risk. ...Read more
See below: If you have had a contaminated needle stick you you need to go immediately to see a physician and if at all possible you need to know the person that contaminated the needle-does he/she have hivt. ...Read more
See below: These are two different tests that have to be ordered individually. ...Read more
Neither: Neither gender is more at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS. It depends more on what risk behavior someone is engaging in. Thus, if someone is having unprotected sex or sharing needles, then this person is at higher risk for contracting HIV (whether the person is a male or female) than someone who is not engaging in these risky activities. ...Read more
Hard to say: The increased risk come from an actual needlestick from an infected needle or a splash of blood into the eyes, for example. However, this doesn't necessarily happen that often. In addition, if the nurse had an occupational exposure such as what i've described above, they can opt to take anti HIV medications, which would also likely decrease the risk of HIV transmission if given relatively soon. ...Read more
1930s entered humans: You ask a great question. We believe the virus originated in sub-saharan africa. The origin was likely from siv (simian)...Very similar genetically to the hiv. From preserved blood samples we found the first (first?) person to die from HIV was a researcher in the democratic republic of congo in 1959. Unfortunately the entire genetic sequence was not obtained..But enough to know it was our hiv. ...Read more
Probably: Hiv/aids by it self is not a main cause of liver damage; however there are patients who are co-infected with hepatitis c, which in turn can cause liver injury, an ultrasound of the liver may indicate fibrosis but a biopsy can confirm the diagnosis; certain medications against hiv/aids may also cause liver damages ( niverapine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 32 and have engaged in unprotected sex with 9 men (2 long term boyfriends). All but two were one time encounters. I'm now engaged to be married and worried sick about HIV/AIDS. Our pre marital conseling covers HIV testing. I honestly had
Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses, including most commonly hepatitis a, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c, or by toxins (eg alcohol). The liver swells, it doesn't work properly leading to a failure to detoxify some biochemical substances, and a failure to excrete bilirubin, leading to jaundice. Some cases are fatal, ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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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