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Hiv Bloody Nose
No: Hiv seems to require living white cells to survive for any length of time, all viruses are fragile and most cannot tolerate drying, and casual household contacts of hiv-positive people even before treatment simply didn't catch it. Relax. You won't get sick. ...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
My baby got a huge bloody nose, a lady gave tissues&helped, then i saw she has fresh blood on her nail, if it's her blood, any HIV risk to my baby since my baby and the lady were both actively bleeding.
Can vary: This can be due nasal irritation or with dryness of the air. If you live or stay in an arid environment this can be a cause.Smokers can have nasal irritation that may cause this problem. Need a nasal exam by ENT to determine the exact cause and treatment. Picking ones nose or infection can also do this,. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BY PRESSING ON NOSTR: By pressing on the nostril from the side it is bleeding maintain gentle pressure with thumb on the nostril for 6 minutes and release, continue and repeat this process again till the bleeding stops if bleed still continue for 15 minutes, go to the nearest emergency department. ...Read more
Pressure: Pinch the nostrils shut, holding pressure on the soft middle part of the nose and lean forward slightly to prevent blood from drainage into the throat. Hold this position for 5 minutes non-stop. Rarely will a bloody nose persist after this. Most people slip up by not holding it long enough. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fairly Normal: Isolated bloody nose is usually nothing to be concerned about. Common, especially during the winter months when the air is dry. Also, curious 9 month olds have a tendency to stick their finger up there, which could have contributed. As long as there is no concern for a foreign body and the bleed was self-limited there is little to worry about. See pediatrician for recurrent or persistent bleeds. ...Read more
Can a change of weather cause a bloody nose? I moved from a really humid place to a dry place. If not, what could it be?
Yes: Dry air - may dry out the tissues in the nose- this may cause it to be more friable and to bleed. ...Read more
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