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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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How does hiv aids spread?

How does hiv aids spread?

Fresh blood / semen: Sex, especially anal intercourse, and needle sharing for drug abuse. The blood supply for transfusion is basically safe. Dark talk about AIDS being transmitted in other ways is disinformation. ...Read more

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Can hiv pcr detect hiv associated with Hiv/FSGS?

Can hiv pcr detect hiv associated with  Hiv/FSGS?

Yes, but...: ...this is your 3rd or 4th question because of worry about HIV in what (from another question) was an obviously low risk exposure. You appear to be irrationally concerned, and having trouble believing or accepting repeated reassurance. There's no point in repeated questions; the answers won't change. Consider counseling; I suggest it from compassion, not criticism. Good luck and stay safe. ...Read more

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

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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Who spread HIV more--hetero or homosexuals?

HIV: As per cdc report HIV infection is 50 times more common is male homosexuals than general population. ...Read more

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Acquired immune deficiency syndrome a.K.A. Aids. What percent with HIV get it?

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome a.K.A. Aids. What percent with HIV get it?

Almost everyone: Almost everyone with HIV infection will eventually develop aids if they're not treated. The few exceptions are a small number of "long-term non-progressors" who are able to maintain normal t-cell counts and low viral loads without antiretroviral therapy. However, there's no longer any reason that someone with HIV infection should ever have to develop aids. Early treatment prevent aids and death. ...Read more

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Help me.How long window period for HIV test of fourth generation ECLIA cobas 6000(combo) for HIV p24antigen & HIV antibody1 & 2 after exposure?

HIV testing: These antibody tests can take twelve weeks or more to be valid. If you are worried about an exposure the HIV rnaa test can b valid at 21days dater exposure. Please know that HIV infection can be prevented with post exposure prophylaxis...You just sve to act within 72 hours post exposure for it to work. ...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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Is HIV or aids transmissible through certain dental procedures?

Is HIV or aids transmissible through certain dental procedures?

Very difficult: There was one case where a dentist transmitted HIV to his patients. This was seemingly intentional. Hiv virus is very delicate when outside of the body. The mildest of antiseptics will kill it. As long as your dentist is following standard infection control protocols it will be impossible to get HIV from a dental procedure. ...Read more

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Can mosquitoes transmit aids like malaria ?

Can mosquitoes transmit aids like   malaria ?

Unlikely: Hiv is a blood-borne and mucosal membrane transmitted disease, but the transmission by mosquitoes is very unlikely since HIV infection requires very high quantities of the infection to truly get someone infected. This is a remote possibility, but i would think it almost impossible. ...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 two HIV negative men sex relation cause aids?

An HIV negative: Person can not transmit HIV to another person sexually. ...Read more

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Is there any statistics for HIV1/HIV2 ratio in all HIV world?i.e %80 of HIV infected people carry HIV1?

Is there any statistics for HIV1/HIV2 ratio in all HIV world?i.e %80 of HIV infected people carry HIV1?

HIV: HIV 1 is more prevalent in the US and Europe and HIV 2 are more prevalent in Africa. But there are no statistics because a big portion of the population does not even know their HIV status. HIV is now increasing in the 16 years old to 25 years old, despite education most people are having sex without protection and also there is an increase in multiple sex partners. Misconception medications cure. ...Read more

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Can saliva transmit aids?

Can saliva transmit aids?

Likely not: Really low risk especially without blood in the saliva. ...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