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How are aids, HIV and STD test different?

How are aids, HIV and STD test different?

Big difference: Hiv is the virus that can cause aids. Std is any sexually transmitted disease, which includes hiv/aids. Herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and hepatitis are a few of the std's commonly tested for. So it depends on what your doctor was testing for and what your doctor thought you are at risk for. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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Symptoms of HIV and aids?

Symptoms of HIV and aids?

Get tested: Easiest way to tell if you have HIV is to get tested with a quick and easy test. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is HIV transmission possible through oral sex?

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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How are stds, aids & HIV distinguished from each other?

STD vs HIV vs AIDS: Std stands for sexually transmitted disease. That means any sexually transmitted disease. Hiv is the humane immunodeficiency virus which causes aids. Aids is a form of std but it can also be transmitted by sharing needles. A person may have HIV but not have symptoms of aids. ...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 you get HIV from kissing and oral sex?

HIV shouldn't: Occur from kissing. Hiv may be transmitted if infected fluids (semen, vaginal secretions, blood) come in contact w inflamed tissue/ sore/ulceration in throat or mouth. This is a rarer mode of transmission. ...Read more

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What are the chances of catching HIV or aids from oral sex?

Lower than via some: Other sexual routes. Hiv may be transmitted if infected fluids (semen, vaginal secretions, blood) come in contact w inflamed tissue/ sore/ulceration in throat or mouth. ...Read more

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Can a monogamous and std/hiv tested (healthy and clean) couple contract hiv if they engage in unprotected sex?

Can a monogamous and std/hiv tested (healthy and clean) couple contract hiv if they engage in unprotected sex?

Not from sex: HIV can only be transmitted sexually when one of the people involved is a carrier of the virus. If neither of you are HIV positive and have no other partners then you can not contract HIV from intercourse with that person. ...Read more

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Are HIV and aids the same?

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Subtle difference: There is a subtle difference. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes progressive destruction of the immune system, which can lead to acquired immund deficiency syndrome (aids). As the immune system declines, a person can get one of 20+ opportunistic infections associated with aids. A person can also have aids if their cd4 or t-cell count (marker of immune function) is <200. ...Read more

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Does a condom protect from hiv. Also, if both are virgins, can HIV be exchanged?

Does a condom protect from hiv. Also, if both are virgins, can HIV be exchanged?

Hello. : Hello. A properly used latex condom can be an effective barrier to hiv. It should not be used with a petroleum based lubricant. If one of the individuals became infected by HIV in the birth canal it is a possibility. The person would know if that were the case. ...Read more

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Are the aids infection and HIV infection different?

Are the aids infection and HIV infection different?

No, HIV causes AIDS: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes progressive destruction of the immune system, which can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (aids). As the immune system declines, a person can get one of 20+ opportunistic infections associated with aids. A person can also have aids if their cd4 or t-cell count (marker of immune function) is. ...Read more

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Chances of HIV exposure from unprotected oral sex?

Chances of HIV exposure from unprotected oral sex?

Low: This is an inefficient way to transmit the infection. Nobody knows exactly why, but it very seldom happens. There are several other infections you can get this way, famously syphilis and gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Could I receive std, hiv, or aids from recieving oral sex?

Could I receive std, hiv, or aids from recieving oral sex?

Very possible : Transmission is possible though rare. Especially if there's a cut in the skin or mucus membrane as body fluids are exchanged. ...Read more

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What conditions other than HIV can be transmitted through unprotected anal sex?

What conditions other than HIV can be transmitted through unprotected anal sex?

STI: Any and all sti or stds can be passed through oral, vaginal or anal sex. Protection is a must to prevent the spread of infections. ...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


Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more