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Is HIV transmission possible through oral sex?

Is HIV transmission possible through oral sex?

Yes: The risk is substantially less than with unprotected anal sex, but anecdotally it has happened, and the chimpanzee version is transmissible by swallowing semen. Cunnilingus had not been shown to have a measurable risk the last time i reviewed the literature. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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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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Is hep c transmitted via sperm?

Is hep c transmitted via sperm?

Yes: Hepatitis c is transmitted through sexual activity, sharing of needles, blood, blood transfusions (if done prior to around 1990), etc. ...Read more

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Can you contract hiv via breast sucking?

Can you contract hiv via breast sucking?

Babies can: The risk to an adult is probably remote. Consult this site for HIV transmission facts: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html ...Read more

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Is saliva transmitting aids virus while performing oral sex?

Is saliva transmitting aids virus while performing oral sex?

No: Hiv does not live in saliva. But you can contract HIV through oral sex from blood, semen, and other sexual fluids. Hiv through oral sex is transmitted from blood, sexual fluids or open sores in the genital area of one partner into the bloodstream of the second partner through an open sore or abrasion in the mouth. Find out the status of your partner and practice safer sex. ...Read more

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Is hep c transfered through vaginal sex?

Is hep c transfered through vaginal sex?

Very very rare: Hepatitis c is essentially a blood transmitted infection. There needs to be the exchange of blood from the infected person to the recipient for hep c transmission to occur. According to the cdc condom use is not required for couples in a long term relationship when one of hep c pos and the other is not. ...Read more

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Can there be HIV transmission through nipple biting?

Can there be HIV transmission through nipple biting?

Only if...: Only if there is breast milk from a female, or if the biting is so hard that the skin is broken and bleeding occurs. If you are biting that hard, it's too hard. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C spread through sex?

Is hepatitis C spread through sex?

Yes...maybe : Here are two extremes. A monogamous heterosexual couple has one partner who finds out he has hcv. If the other partner is negative the cdc does not recommend condom use. On the other hand, we have an epidemic of hcv in men who have unprotected anal sex with other men. Condom use is strongly recommended in this case. New partners should use condoms for hcv, hiv, hep b, syphilis, gc, chlamydia, etc. ...Read more

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Can hiv be transmitted through any inanimate objects except syringes?

Can hiv be transmitted through any inanimate objects except syringes?

Yes, more than one w: HIV is transmitted through blood exchange witj an infected person. This could occur during sex, blood transfusion or blood exchange with an infected needle(not the syringe) ...Read more

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Can HPV be transmitted through breastmilk?

Can HPV be transmitted through breastmilk?

No: This is not a virus that travels in breast milk. It is a virus family that passes from surface to surface by direct contact/exposure. To get into breast milk it would need to have a significant blood phase, but it does not. ...Read more

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Is typhoid transferable through kissing?

Is typhoid transferable through kissing?

Not commonly.: Salmonella organisms are shed in stool. Eating contaminated food or water is the usual method of transmission. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C spread through sexual intercourse?

Is hepatitis C spread through sexual intercourse?

Not impossible, but: It is not likely. It is, however highly contagious by acts that expose a person to contact with contaminated blood. Here's a cdc link on this very important topic. Thank you for asking. Good luck. http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/c/cfaq.htm. ...Read more

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Risk for contracting HIV through needle stick with risk for contracting hepatitis b?

Risk for contracting HIV through needle stick with risk for contracting hepatitis b?

HIV infectivity: Overall, the risk of transmission of hepatitis b in the per vaccine era was about 30%. Risk of acquiring HIV via needle is more like 0.3 %. ...Read more

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Is hep c sexuaily transmited?

Is hep c sexuaily transmited?

Blood borne disease: Hepatitis c virus (hcv) infection is not considered a sexually transmitted disease. Rather, it is considered more of a blood borne infection that is highly transmittable- more so than hiv. ...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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Can the herpes simplex virus be transmitted via kissing?

Can the herpes simplex virus be transmitted via kissing?

Yes: Herpes simplex 1 or less commonly 2 can be spread by kissing with or without visible lesions on the lips. ...Read more

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Can HIV be transmitted if small amounts off HIV infected blood or nasal secretions enters another's nose? or is HIV only trasmited via unprotecte sex

Can HIV be transmitted if small amounts off HIV infected blood or nasal secretions enters another's nose? or is HIV only trasmited via unprotecte sex

Unrealistic: You got somebody's blood up your nose? Even so, this is not a realistic fear. Infectious stuff needs to enter a vulnerable part of the body, directly penetrating tissue. If you're concerned that there may have been an infinitesimal amount of something on you hand and you wiped your nose (that's my guess), this is the family-member kind of intimacy that we know does not transmit HIV. Relax, Jason. ...Read more

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How is HIV transmitted?

How is HIV transmitted?

Sex, blood and birth: Sex, blood contact (e.g. Shared needles), or perinatal transmission (from an infected mother to an infant at birth). In terms of sexual transmission, the biggest risk is anal or vaginal intercourse, especially for the receptive partner (the one "on the bottom"). ...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