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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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If a hiv+ person gives a hiv- oral sex will the hiv- person get hiv and pass it along to someone else? Help please!!!!

If a hiv+ person gives a hiv- oral sex will the hiv- person get hiv and pass it along to someone else? Help please!!!!

Possible: But very low risk. Risk can increase if oral sores or bleeding and poorly controlled HIV or AIDS and by HIV partner ejaculating into the mouth ...Read more

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Hiv oral sex got a blow job frim a woman didn't know her HIV status their was no blood contract should I get tested?

Hiv oral sex got a blow job frim a woman didn't know her HIV status their was no blood contract should I get tested?

Yes: The risk is somewhat low but you shouldn't take a chance. Get tested to be sure. You may need a follow-up test in a few months if the exposure was very recent. ...Read more

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Had safe sex, deep kissing. 5 weeks after flu like symp (neg hiv oral) 1 day b4 symptoms smoked with some1 who had suspected cold could that be why?

Had safe sex, deep kissing. 5 weeks after flu like symp (neg hiv oral) 1 day b4 symptoms smoked with some1 who had suspected cold could that be why?

Nucleic acid test: As I suggested earlier, get HIV nucleic acid test at 12 weeks after exposure to rule out HIV infection.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How easy is it to get hiv from oral?

How easy is it to get hiv from oral?

Very rare: HIV transmission by oral sex is very rare. One estimate is that if one partner has HIV, penile to oral averages one transmission for every 10, 000 events, 1 in 20, 000 oral to penis. These are equivalent to giving or receiving BJs by infected partners once once a day for 27 and 55 years before transmission might be expected. Transmission by cunnilingus (oral-vaginal) probably is even more uncommon. ...Read more

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Is there any way to contract HIV from oral?

Is there any way to contract HIV from oral?

Yes: It is if you have a break in the mucosa or damage such as dental work. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting HIV through oral?

Oral Sex: It is very unlikely to get HIV as the receptive partner in oral sex (the one receiving oral sex). Performing oral sex on a man us more risky than performing oral sex on a female.

In studies of gay men those who perform oral sex on an infected man find that this is the third most common way they get hiv. ...Read more

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How likely is a 10 week HIV negative oral test to change after taken 5 of them to change at thirteen weeks.

How likely is a 10 week HIV negative oral test to change after taken 5 of them to change at thirteen weeks.

HIV testing: Most people develop HIV antibodies within 2-8 weeks of their infection. The average is 25 days. 97% of people will develop detectable antibodies in the first 3 months. Rarely, it can take up to 6 months to develop antibody. If there's concern about acute hiv, a test that measures HIV RNA viral load can be done. The time between HIV infection and RNA detection is about 10 days. Talk with md. ...Read more

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Can I get HIV from oral sex?

Can I get HIV from oral sex?

Yes: Yes, it is possible to get HIV from oral sex. While the risk is likely lower than vaginal or anal sex without a condom, there is still some risk involved. Studies have confirmed that unprotected oral sex can lead to HIV infection. ...Read more

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Can u get HIV from oral sex?

Oral Sex and HIV: It all depends. If you are giving oral sex on an infected male not on meds then yes, absolutely. If you are performing oral sex on the external genitalia of a female no. If someone is performing oral sex on you, then also no. Saliva does not transmit hiv. ...Read more

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Can u get HIV through oral sex?

Can u get HIV through oral sex?

Yes, you may...: Yes, you may. Seek evaluation and counseling timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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What is the risk of getting HIV from oral sex?

What is the risk of getting HIV from oral sex?

Very small: In the classic studies during the peak of the epidemic, the risk even from swallowing infected semen was too low to estimate. I still hope you will love safely, and oral sex is still a risk for gonorrhea and more. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are my risks of contracting HIV through oral sex?

HIV transmission: 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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What to do if I have mixed emotions about getting HIV from oral sex so i'd like to know what you think?

What to do if I have mixed emotions about getting HIV from oral sex so i'd like to know what you think?

Mixed feelings!: How could you have mixed feelings regarding acquisition of hiv? But this is the reality! Easy to get hpv and herpes from oral sex-either way. Women can more easily contract HIV from performing oral sex and swallowing semen. Men rarely can contract HIV from performing oral sex on females. Women would be wise to asking males to have a condom! ...Read more

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In march 2016 I had gave this boy oral sex I went yesterday and got tested can you get hiv fro oral sex? I am so worry. I test in jan for hiv and neg

In march 2016 I had gave this boy oral sex I went yesterday and got tested can you get hiv fro oral sex? I am so worry. I test in jan for hiv and neg

Almost zero risk: Oral sex is very low risk, no need for another HIV test. For penile to oral HIV transmission, the average is once for every 10, 000 exposures. That's equivalent to giving oral to HIV infected men once daily for 27 years before transmission might be likely. And it's unlikely your partner had HIV anyway. But higher risk for oral STDs like gonorrhea; consider seeing your doctor for a throat swab. ...Read more

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I took a HIV antibody oral swap test and was negative, is that conclusive?! at 15 weeks.

HIV testing: Nope. It is likely you are not HIV positive with that results but it is not 100% at this point.

Remember there is better and more accurate testing. The HIV RNA test can be 100% accurate at 14 days post exposure. ...Read more

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I did oral 5 months ago, got tested and I have hsv1. But I worry I have HIV from oral and I tested negative 4 times already. Should I worry?

I did oral 5 months ago, got tested and I have hsv1. But I worry I have HIV from oral and I tested negative 4 times already. Should I worry?

Probably not: But how soon after the oral sex did you get tested. You should be tested at 4 and 12 weeks. If they are negative then would not worry. If you know the man then you could find out if he is positive. This is one way of acquiring hiv, and you should protect yourself in the same manner as if you were having vaginal or anal intercourse. ...Read more

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Dr accidentally re-used a thermometer without the plastic cover (noticed afterward), it this a risk for HIV transmission?? Oral thermometer

Dr accidentally re-used a thermometer without the plastic cover (noticed afterward), it this a risk for HIV transmission?? Oral thermometer

No risk, no worry: HIV is not transmitted by oral contact. For example, kissing carries no risk, and neither does oral sex (or so little that there are no proved cases of HIV transmission mouth to penis). So even if a previous patient using the thermometer had HIV, you would not be at risk. Maybe very small risk for more common viruses, like colds and influenza. But not HIV. ...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