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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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What are the chances of getting HIV from an HIV testing clinic. (used needles?)

What are the chances of getting HIV from an HIV testing clinic. (used needles?)

No chance, no worry: Nobody ever re-uses blood drawing needles. In fact, modern blood drawing equipment is designed to make it almost impossible to do that. It is probable that nobody in the last 30 years, anywhere in the world, has caught HIV from having blood drawn in an HIV clinic or anywhere else. ...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 someone get hepatitis from getting fingered?

Could someone get hepatitis from getting fingered?

Unlikely: but still possible, particularly if there was mucosal break, with bleeding. Viral hepatitis (B and C) is usually transmitted by blood to blood contact. ...Read more

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Could catching flu mean your HIV positive?

Could catching flu mean your HIV positive?

Not likely: About 20% of the population catch the flu yearly. Most are healthy persons. Hiv positive makes you more succeptable to infection so yes if you are in poor condition and HIV pos you can catch viral, bacterial and fungal infections easier, however just because you catch the flu is no reason to suspect that you are now HIV positive. If you have risk factors for HIV then get tested. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting HIV from unprotected insertive anal sex with a prostitute (whom i don't know the HIV status) percentage wise?

What are the chances of getting HIV from unprotected insertive anal sex with a prostitute (whom i don't know the HIV status) percentage wise?

Not sure: I don't know the incidence of HIV in bulgarian prostitutes but about 43% in one study had evidence of an std. There is a chance of transmission, chances are however that you didn't contract HIV through this single encounter. You are however playing russian roulette with your life. You should not engage in such risky behavior. ...Read more

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A circumcised man has less chances of getting HIV why?

A circumcised man has less chances of getting HIV why?

...: There are several different theories. One is that the foreskin may be more susceptible to tearing during sex, which could be the entry point for hiv. Another thought is that the area between the unretracted foreskin and glans penis may promote an environment where HIV has a higher chance of survival (which means an increased chance of transmission). ...Read more

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I am infected by hiv....

I am infected by hiv....

See an ID doctor: Or someone who specializes in management of HIV disease. This is a treatable and controllable condition but requires regular visits and adherence to medication regimens. Please go soon and get treated. ...Read more

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Can 2 HIV partners have a HIV negative baby?

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Yes: If the mother takes appropriate antivirals, she can reduce the risk of transmission to less than 1%! ...Read more

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Hiv patient get married?

Hiv patient get married?

Yes, he or she may: An HIV patient may get married, or may remain single, just like any adult who is not an HIV patient. Although HIV infection is a bad disease, and is contagious via blood and body fluids, there is no law saying an HIV patient may not get married. Of course, an HIV patient should inform his or her potential spouse fairly early in their relationship, so they can properly decide on their future. ...Read more

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Can you get hiv from sharing razors?

Can  you get hiv from sharing razors?

Very unlikely: Common sense says not to share razors, to prevent skin infections as well as blood borne infections like HIV and hepatitis B and C. However, it is a theoretical transmission mechanism that has never been reported as the actual source of somone's HIV infection. Don't share razors (except maybe your own mutually monogamous sex partner), but don't worry if it happens once or twice by accident. ...Read more

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Does having Epstein Barr virus in past reduce the chance of getting herpes being passed via unprotected blowjob?

Does having Epstein Barr virus in past reduce the chance of getting herpes being passed via unprotected blowjob?

Sorry, no.: These are entirely separate diseases and to my knowledge having one does not protect you from the other. Did your partner have, or suspect they had, active herpes? If so, you need to be checked. ...Read more

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Were can I get HIV RNA PCR test?

Were can I get HIV RNA PCR test?

Almost anywhere: Any doctor can order this, but if there is an std or HIV clinic near you that is a good place to go. Some commercial laboratories may do this without a doctor's order. Call and ask. Good luck and hope this is negative. ...Read more

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2 years after protected sex with csw tested negative for p24 anigen/antibody HIV PCR viral load less than LDL when i can sure 100% don't have HIV pls?

2 years after protected sex with csw tested negative for p24 anigen/antibody HIV PCR viral load less than LDL when i can sure 100% don't have HIV pls?

Do not have HIV: If the results you provided are valid, especially if the test for HIV nucleic acid is negative two years after the incident, you do not have hiv. ...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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Should i be afraid of getting STDs from kissing?

Should i be afraid of getting STDs from kissing?

HSV : The only one i can think of that you can possibly get from kissing is hsv (herpes) - which cold sores. And that only happens if there active ulcers (not always visible). Other diseases are not transmissible by kissing unless there is bleeding in the mouth (and even that is a very small chance). ...Read more

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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