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Doctor insights on: Herpes And Hiv Transmission

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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Is HIV transmission possible through oral sex?

Yes: The risk is substantially less than with unprotected anal sex, but anecdotally it has happened, and the chimpanzee version is transmissible by swallowing semen. Cunnilingus had not been shown to have a measurable risk the last time i reviewed the literature. ...Read more

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Can someone with skin herpes transmit genital herpes?

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Can someone with skin herpes transmit genital herpes?

Yes: If you have a herpetiform lesion on your skin, it is teeming with virus; if it touches mucosa, you can spread it (oral or genital!). ...Read more

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Can the herpes simplex virus be transmitted via kissing?

Can the herpes simplex virus be transmitted via kissing?

Yes: Herpes simplex 1 or less commonly 2 can be spread by kissing with or without visible lesions on the lips. ...Read more

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Genital herpes hsv1 and oral herpes hsv1, what to do?

Genital herpes hsv1 and oral herpes hsv1, what to do?

See a dermatologist: You may have hsv1 + hsv2. There are prescription and otc remedies promoted but they are all a waste of money. Prescription pills are very effective. You need advise on what this means to you as well as your contacts. It is not likely that you will get what you need unless you see a dermatologist or perhaps an infectious disease specialist. Although there is extensive knowledge about this, most phy. ...Read more

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Can cunnilingus or fellatio transmit HPV (human papilloma virus) infections?

Can cunnilingus or fellatio transmit HPV (human papilloma virus) infections?

Yes to both but rare: The hpv virus is ubiquitous. But most of us, most of the time, are able to fight off its affects in terms of warts or precancerous changes of the cervix. That's just the preamble. Your question was about contracting it through cunnilingous or felatio. Yes it is possible but saliva, for the most part will kill the hpv. Never the less, there are increasing reports of oral/throat hpv. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex be transferred to genital herpes by oral sex?

Can herpes simplex be transferred to genital herpes by oral sex?

Oral herpes can: Transfer. Be careful to avoid contact with all mucosal areas, eyes, cuts in skin, and private areas when lesions (vesicles/blisters) are present and even for a few days after. The virus is very infectious. Take care! ...Read more

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Is saliva transmitting aids virus while performing oral sex?

Is saliva transmitting aids virus while performing oral sex?

No: Hiv does not live in saliva. But you can contract HIV through oral sex from blood, semen, and other sexual fluids. Hiv through oral sex is transmitted from blood, sexual fluids or open sores in the genital area of one partner into the bloodstream of the second partner through an open sore or abrasion in the mouth. Find out the status of your partner and practice safer sex. ...Read more

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Can menstrual blood by itself transmit HSV (herpes simplex virus)?

Can menstrual blood by itself transmit HSV (herpes simplex virus)?

Indirect: Hsv lives in nerve cells and skin/mucosa (body surfaces). The virus doesn't really live in the bloodstream and would not survive long outside the body in drops of menstrual blood. However, menstrual blood can still contain other dangerous live viruses, including HIV and hepatitis, so it is always best to avoid direct contact with anyone else's blood (menstrual or otherwise). ...Read more

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Does exposure to infected blood always transmit hiv?

Does exposure to infected blood always transmit hiv?

Not Always: Exposure to most body fluids - especially blood & genital fluids - from a person with HIV has the potential to transmit the virus. If you have had an exposure discuss the details of that exposure with an expert - ideally within the first 24 hours. Steps can be taken in the first few days of an exposure to prevent lifelong infection with hiv. Locate a test/treatment site near you at www.Hivtest.Org. ...Read more

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What's the difference between hsv-1 oral herpes and hsv-2 oral herpes viruses?

What's the difference between hsv-1 oral herpes and hsv-2 oral herpes viruses?

Practically nothing.: There is some difference in their viral RNA but both viruses act the same and are treated similarly. ...Read more

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Can you get HSV 1 genital herpes from sharing underwear?

Herpes simplex: Very unlikely and for all intensive purposes it would be close to a first. ...Read more

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Hpv transmission genital to hand to genital?

Hpv transmission genital to hand to genital?

Yes, ...: Such a transmission route is possible, but a contact with HPV doesn't mean one should get clinical or even subclinical infection. Most of disease-causing agents are contained or killed by our immune defense mechanism so we're not ill. Nonetheless, exercise sensible common sense to avoid unnecessary contacts and practice low-risk healthy lifestyle so we can live a long happy life. ...Read more

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Is dry blood with HIV contagious? Cdc

Is dry blood with HIV contagious? Cdc

In general terms..no: The HIV virus has a short lifespan outside the human body and in dried human secretions. The virus quickly denatures and becomes noninfectious.....But an exact time for infectivity has not been studied and can't get be quoted to you. ...Read more

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Can u spread genetial herpes through kissing?

Can u spread genetial herpes through kissing?

Herpes: You can spread herpes only at the site you are infected. So, yes, if your herpes two infection is on your lips, then kissing can spread this. If the infection is not on your lips, then the answer is no. ...Read more

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Can receiving blowjob with bleeding mouth transmit hiv?

Can receiving blowjob with bleeding mouth transmit hiv?

Yes: Oral sex in general is less risky than some other forms of sex like unprotected anal sex. However there is a risk of HIV transmission and bleeding gums or mouth sores does increase the risk. It is important to use condoms and get tested regularly for HIV if you have had any exposures - even ones you think are low risk. It is better to know your status. ...Read more

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How does the transmission of genital herpes simplex 1 work?

How does the transmission of genital herpes simplex 1 work?

Usually through oral: Usually follows oral sex but may occur through genital sex in an infected partner with genital herpes simplex 1. ...Read more

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Could a coldsore (herpes simplex virus) lead to genital warts?

Could a coldsore (herpes simplex virus) lead to genital warts?

Viruses: Nope. Not in any way. Warts are caused by either the human papilloma virus or the molluscum virus. Herpes is not in any way related to these viruses. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


Transmission (Definition)

In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of ...Read more