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Can a dog transfer HIV virus to a child through a bite?

Can a dog transfer HIV virus to a child through a bite?

No a dog cannot: Dogs cannot get and carry the HIV virus in them. So dog bites are not likely source for transmission of hiv. However dog bites can sometimes get infected easily and therefore most children are started on antibiotics to prevent them from getting bacterial infections. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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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Had light bladder leakage bit of urine went on floor could that give me or anyone else hepatitis or HIV and also do either virus transmit from clothes?

Had light bladder leakage bit of urine went on floor could that give me or anyone else hepatitis or HIV and also do either virus transmit from clothes?

HIV/Hepatitis: Doesn't survive in the environment as well as hepatitis which is resilient. While anything is possible, it is just so remotely unlikely that it can't be worried about. Urine on floor needs to be disinfected. Hepatitis more likely to be transmitted then hiv. As far as your urine giving you hepatitis or hiv, you would already have been positive for either to be in your urine. ...Read more

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If I'm HIV positive, how can I ensure I don't spread the virus to my partner(s)?

If I'm HIV positive, how can I ensure I don't spread the virus to my partner(s)?

Safe sex, HIV Rx: Congratulations on your responsible approach! 1) Inform all partners so they can choose to have sex with you or not, or to avoid some sexual practices. 2) Always use condoms for vaginal or anal sex. 3) Be in medical care, religiously take anti-HIV drugs, and keep your viral load low. Your doctor or clinic can fill in the details. If you do all these, you will never infect a sex partner. ...Read more

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How large is the HIV virus?

How large is the HIV virus?

Very small: A single HIV virus particle has been measured at around 0.1 micros (0.0001 mm). ...Read more

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How long a HIV virus lives?

A few hours: Although HIV can survive outside the body for a few hours in certain bodily fluids, it cannot function when dry. The virus cannot infect some one unless it enters the body. ...Read more

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How long does a HIV virus lives?

A few hours: Although HIV can survive outside the body for a few hours in certain bodily fluids, it cannot function when dry. The virus cannot infect some one unless it enters the body. ...Read more

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How can I contract the HIV virus?

How can I contract the HIV virus?

Depends: Contracting HIV depends on multiple factors, including the type of exposure, how much virus is present from the hiv+ person, and host susceptibility, to name a few factors. Receiving an infected blood product is likely highest risk (though blood is screened rigorously). Risk of HIV sexual transmission depends on type of sexual behavior with anal sex being at higher risk than vaginal than oral sex. ...Read more

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How can humans contract the HIV virus?

HIV: Hiv can be transmitted via anal ; oral sex, blood transfusion, use of contaminated needles, breastfeeding ; during pregnancy ; delivery. ...Read more

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How long can HIV virus live in the air?

How long can HIV virus live in the air?

HIV: Cdc laboratory studies have shown that drying HIV reduces the viral amounts by 90 to 99 percent within several hours. There have been no cases of HIV that were transmitted from contaminated surfaces. ...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


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more