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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
If I used a condom and she applied lubricant on it and I touch the condom after sex and smell it, will I get hiv?
A massager grind her naked vagina on my naked penis shaft & glan for few minutes with oil lubricant. Will vaginal fluid post hiv risk or I'm safe?
Yes: It is not safe. Best to get tested. ...Read more
No: But I do not think if you need a lubricant a hand lotion would work the best. ...Read more
Personal lubricant: There are times when your own personal lubrication isn't enough. Check out http://www. Everydayhealth. Com/sexual-health/choosing-personal-lubricant. Aspx & http://www. Askmen. Com/dating/love_tip_150/188_love_tip. Html more info re why & which. Of note, avoid using oil-based lubricants in conjunction w/latex condoms. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV/AIDS weakens a person's ability to fight infections. It is contracted through unprotected sex or needle sharing. An HIV test confirms diagnosis. Medications may suppress the virus and delay the onset of AIDS.
http://www. Webmd. Com/hiv-aids/ ...Read more
Human immunodeficien: Cy virus. It's a virus transmitted through blood, semen and vaginal secretions by sex, sharing needles and giving birth. The virus attacks the immune system so you're not able to fight infections, and causes inflammation inside your body which can lead to chronic diseases. Medications called ARV's trap HIV inside cells so it can't spread and to help boost immunity. More info: http://bit. Ly/1J61Fe7 ...Read more
Bad contagious virus: The HIV virus (it causes AIDS) attacks and destroys a critical white blood cell of the immune system: the "CD4+ T-helper" cell. With these cells knocked out, the body's immune system is crippled and left unable to fight off infections which would ordinarily be easily handled by a normal immune system. The patient gets AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, acquired immune deficiency syndrome). ...Read more
Virus: Hiv is a virus. It is contagious by means of intimate human contact with someone who has the virus. The contact has to include an exchange of bodily fluid - especially blood & semen - but saliva can carry the virus and perhaps in very unusual rare cases sweat. Avoiding contact other persons' fluids is the best protection. ...Read more
May not be any...: Early, acute, significant viremia (big load of hiv) may cause a "viral syndrome" similar to that of flu, but often a bit longer duration. Many people actually don't feel anything and thus don't know they got infected. Often they remain healthy/symptom free for yrs and this is one of the dangers of HIV transmission: people don't know. Thus, take precaution. Protect yourself/partner. Consult doc. ...Read more
enlarged lymph nodes
frequent fevers and sweats
pelvic inflammatory disease (in women) that does not respond to treatment
short-term memory loss
constant skin rashes or flaky skin
lack of energy
constant oral or vaginal infection
near "full-blown aids" symptoms:
excessive fatigue and weight loss
night sweats. ...Read more
HIV: Acute HIV infection often presents with symptoms of a mononucleosis-like syndrome, with fever, enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue, muscle aches, etc., but can present with neurological symptoms or almost anything, but is often without any symptoms. Hiv/aids can present with any symptoms depending upon the secondary infection or malignancy which may occur. ...Read more
HIV is hard to get:
First. Every single human must know that HIV exposure should be treated immediately. There is now a way to prevent infection if exposure is treated within 72 hours.
Second, HIV does not have signs or symptoms until very late in an untreated patient. And, most patients are now treated in this country and never develop 'signs'.
What are your specific concerns? ...Read more
Depends: Hiv symptoms varies. From asymptomatic to various symptoms. General symptom may be in beginning of acquisition of disease like mono. Than recurrent pneumonia, infection, certain opportunistic infections and malignancy. You may need to go to cdc website for further info or see your doctor for personal visit so get more educated on this. Always remember protection is the key to prevent it. ...Read more
HIV in the US: The prevalence rate of hiv: 447.8 per 100, 000 population as reported in the MMWR in 2006 by the CDC. 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection and 1 in 5 are unaware of their infection. Men who have sex with men, particularly young black men are the most severely affected members of the US population. By race, African Americans face the most severe HIV burden. ...Read more
...: When someone is first infected with HIV they can have a flu-like illness. People can live many years without having any symptoms until their immune system gets weak from HIV and they develop an opportunistic infection (like thrush or pcp) or cancer. If concerned about HIV exposure, see a doctor about getting tested. There are effective treatment options for hiv. ...Read more
Yes: It all depends on the ingredients in the lubricant. ...Read more
HIV in the world: Yes, of course, as I am sure you have already been taught. But, this tragic possibility is nearly zero risk in the whole world. Even in far flung villages health care workers and pregnant women and mothers are able to prevent HIV transmission to babies. Hiv prevention works; HIV prevention in the delivery suite and post birth works. And, very few babies are getting HIV any more. ...Read more
Exposure? Testing?: Were you engaged in any activity which could have caused an exposure? Unprotected sex with a possible carrier? This can be anal or oral as well. Have you shared needles using drugs? If any of these exposures is in your history, then you could go and get tested for HIV which is available in most public health clinics or community hospitals in a confidential way. ...Read more
HIV: Petichiae occur due to either capillary fragility or to some defect in coagulation, usually platelet deficiency. The latter may occur due to a wide number of mechanisms, many of which can be seen in either acute HIV disease (splenic enlargement or bone marrow disease), or due to any of the infections or malignancies that following profound immune deficiency due to hiv/aids. ...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