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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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HIV and HEP c transmission same time from one sloppy kiss?

HIV and HEP c transmission same time from one sloppy kiss?

No: Kissing does not transmit HIV or Hep c unless blood from the infected person enters a break in the skin or mucous membranes of the uninflected person. ...Read more

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Hello. I am a 25 years old male. I would like to ask if HIV transmission is possible during handjob with use of saliva as lube along with kissing. ?

Hello. I am a 25 years old male. I would like to ask if HIV transmission is possible during handjob with use of saliva as lube along with kissing. ?

Unlikely: The risk of acquiring HIV from the actions you described is low. See this site for information on HIV transmission. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html ...Read more

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Bit my lip, broken skin & trace bleeding. Risk of blood-borne disease (HIV, hep, etc.) transmission to/from partner in deep kissing?

A small risk: yes there would be a small risk. you should have testing if there is a concern the partner has these infections. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV through kissing?.

Can you get HIV through kissing?.

No: The risk is virtually zero unless you have open sores on your lips or in your mouth. ...Read more

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Can you hiv from casual kissing?

Can you hiv from casual kissing?

No: Not even likely from intense kissing. HIV is not usually transmitted via the oral route. ...Read more

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Can you get hiv from casual kissing?

Can you get hiv from casual kissing?

No: It's very clear you cannot catch HIV this way. You can get infectious mono, CMV, herpes simplex, syphilis, and/or gonorrhea. For syphilis, there's got to be a lesion. For the others, less so. Most folks think it's worth the risk. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If you kiss someone with HIV will you get it?

Usually not: However you should discuss it with your physicians. Usually a kiss will not usually transmit HIV ...Read more

Transmission (Definition)

In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of ...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