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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
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
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
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
...: 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
No: Make sure that both of you are negative. ...Read more
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
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
Does having Epstein Barr virus in past reduce the chance of getting herpes being passed via unprotected blowjob?
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?
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
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
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