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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
Not that likely: Digestive enzymes of the stomach will destroy anything sensitive to ph..And thats hiv. Now..One exception to this is if you have damage, tears, inflammation or other damage to your esophagus. In general terms..I think your low on the infectivity scale. It does also depend on the viral load of the other person. Also if the viral load is higher..So are chances of transmitting the virus. ...Read more
Can you get HIV through swallowing semen even if you don't have any cut or burns in the mouth or gums?
Yes: Any unprotected sex has the potential to cause a sexually transmitted disease. They do not all present the same risk, but there is always a possibility. Also, unprotected sex with a female can result in pregnancy. The best choice is to always use condoms appropriately with any type of genital sexual activity- oral, vaginal, or anal. For birth control, another method is necessary as well. ...Read more
Oraquick neg @8wks. Throat feels like a knot in it for a few wks. Feels weird when turn my head. Little difficult to swallow. Hiv? Something else?
What are HIV's signs: Hiv is not a respiratory illness. Sore throats, coughs, congestion are not hiv's first signs. Hiv if it is symptomatic is about fatigue and perhaps a faint full body rash. It is like the worst flu ever. Eight weeks is early for the routine HIV testing you did. There is better testing..Able to fully diagnose whether one is positive or negative by day 21 after exposure. The HIV viral dna test. ...Read more
No: Hiv is transmitted by exchange of body fluids with someone who has hiv. You can't get HIV from ecstasy. I you take ecstasy and then have sex without a condom or do IV drugs, then you could acquire HIV through those behaviors. Taking ecstasy may alter your thought processes and allow you to make risky decisions that you would not make while not on drugs. Keep this in mind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had oral with a man. he has HIV but said it has been undetectable in his blood for 20 years. I only gave him oral for 30 sec. And i didn't swallow
Are you: asking your risk of getting HIV from the oral sex. Oral sex dose carry some risk of transmission though low. An undetectable viral load and ART medications significantly reduce risk of transmission. Personal opinion why take the chance. Use protection or consider daily Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) ...Read more
Difficulty in swallowing is sign of hiv? How long does headache persist in hiv? Periodic or continuous?
Not frequently: There are no signs and symptoms which are specific to HIV disease. Difficulty swallowing can be due to many causes, and headaches can be either continuous or periodic depending upon their cause. If you feel you may have been exposed to HIV you should be tested asap, because the earlier therapy is begun the better the outcome. You can live a long life if this is treated. ...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