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Hiv Blood Lips
HIV: If the blood drawer sticks themselves with the needle which has been in a vein or artery of an HIV+ person they may get HIV infection in this manner, but this is a very unusual occurrence. In order to get HIV you need intimate contact between a positive and negative person, either sexually, needle sharing, organ donation, etc. This is not an easy disease to acquire if you are reasonably careful. ...Read more
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
Yes: Transmission of blood borne diseases can occur through any mucosa if there are breaks present, even those that you may not be able to see with your eyes. Therefore it would be wise to avoid any contact with potentially infected material if you are uncertain about the integrity of your mucosal lining. ...Read more
Bit my lip, broken skin & trace bleeding. Risk of blood-borne disease (HIV, hep, etc.) transmission to/from partner in deep kissing?
A small risk: yes there would be a small risk. you should have testing if there is a concern the partner has these infections. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can HIV transmitted through kissing & sucking if both have cut or chapped lips at the point & blood intact?
Possibly: If the person who does the coughing is HIV positive and if he has a positive viral count (he should know this if he is being treated), then the saliva and secretions can contain the virus. If this gets into someone else's eye, it can pass into the back of the throat and if there is a break in the lining you could get the virus in your system and have a problem. A lot of "ifs" to happen. ...Read more
It might: Especially if you have open blisters.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tested (-) for hsv-1 & hsv2 through blood, urine, and swap samples. Have herpes-like, crust-forming rashes down there. First outbreak. False negative?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Bacterial: Bacterial contamination of blood products, especially in platelets that are stored at room temperature, is the most common infectious risk of blood transfusion, occurring in approximately 1 of 2000-3000. Others are parasites like Babesia(Babesiosis), Trypanosoma(Chagas), Plasmodium(Malaria), Leishmania(Leishmaniasis), Viral(Hepatitis, Dengue, West Nile, CMV, HTLV) Prion(Creutzfeldt Jakob, vCJD) ...Read more
No unless...: You have open sore on your hand when you touch blood. ...Read more
Viral load in blood & semen vary, can you have HIV antibody test negative in blood with undetectable viral load but HIV virus contain in semen, tq?
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