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How can you get HIV or aids from sex?

How can you get HIV or aids from sex?

Body fluids: The virus is transmitted in body fluids. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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Kissing a HIV affected person will transmit aids to you how often?

Kissing a HIV affected person will transmit aids to you how often?

No: Hiv is not found in high enough concentrations in saliva to cause infection, so kissing cannot transmit the virus, even if you both have chapped lips. If one person has active bleeding on the lips, then that is possible, but why would you kiss someone who's lip was bleeding? Truth is, there have been no known cases of HIV being transmitted from kissing. ...Read more

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How soon can someone contract HIV from a HIV positive person?

How soon can someone contract HIV from a HIV positive person?

Very dangerous: A person who has just turned HIV positive and is in the acute phase is extremely infectious. The disease can still only be transmitted, though, by the routes that are now well-known. Handshakes, sharing food, hugs, crying on your shoulder are all fine -- and the newly-infected person needs your warmth first and foremost. ...Read more

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How can someone die when they get HIV then aids?

How can someone die when they get HIV then aids?

AIDS related death: If untreated, HIV slowly decimates the immune system leaving the individual susceptible to infections and cancers usually held in check by the immune system such as pneumocystis, mycobacterial diseases, lymphomas, accelerated cancers (eg: lung, cervical cancer, head and neck cancer), endemic fungal infections, and chronic wasting. All of these can be averted by haart (that means taking the meds!). ...Read more

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How will a person know if they have aids or HIV without getting tested?

Get tested: A person can't know for sure if infected with HIV without a test. Once the symptoms of AIDS are present, the infection has advanced . ...Read more

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How quickly does a person get infected with hiv?

How quickly does a person get infected with hiv?

2 to 4 weeks: Acute hiv-1 infection is often associated with an acute “retroviral syndrome” that usually includes fever with a variety of nonspecific clinical and laboratory abnormalities. In contrast, subjects with early hiv-1 infection can also be entirely asymptomatic. The time from exposure to symptomatic disease is typically 2 to 4 weeks, and the duration of illness is generally days to weeks. ...Read more

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How can a person get lupus?

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How can a person get lupus?

Autoimmune disease: Systemic lupus erythematosus (sle), or lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues of the body. This can occur from a number of different factors some of which is unknown. Certain medications are known to trigger sle in an otherwise healthy person. ...Read more

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How can a person get scabies?

How can  a person get scabies?

Contact: Scabies is usually spread by close physical contact. It can also be spread by using the same bedding or clothing as someone who is infected with scabies. ...Read more

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How can you get HIV from someone without sex?

How can you get HIV from someone without sex?

Sharing needles: This is the most common non-sexual method by which HIV is transmitted. Use your own clean needle if you are doing injectable drugs, and take advantage of needle-exchange programs. ...Read more

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Can you describe how to get HIV or aids?

Can you describe how to get HIV or aids?

Sex: Unprotected sex , this includes oral sex and intercourse with someone who is infected with the virus. Condoms will help but are not 100 % effective. Abstinence works. ...Read more

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How can you get infected with aids?

How can you get infected with aids?

AIDS: Transmitted by: body fluids- blood, sex, breast milk, saliva, wound exudates, contaminated instruments like the drug users. ...Read more

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Will a person with HIV always contract aids?

Will a person with HIV always contract aids?

HIV disease : Hiv refers to human immunodeficiency virus. Infection by HIV always causes disease. This is commonly referred to as HIV disease. Aids is a term that is still currently used, but has little medical value. Aids generally refers to advanced HIV disease. Disease progression can be prevented by taking HIV medications. Thus people with HIV do not have to progress to aids. ...Read more

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How can a person catch poliomyelitis?

How can a person catch poliomyelitis?

Exposure to virus: The oral secretions of an infected patient are contageous before the onset of symptoms & up to two weeks. The patients stool will contain virus for weeks. You can be exposed to droplets of a cough& the virus can be active for days at room temperature on surfaces. Touch it & touch your mouth & you are exposed. It is a human to human only germ, no pets or insects. ...Read more

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Can you get aids without HIV infection?

Can you get aids without HIV infection?

HIV and AIDS: Hiv is a virus which causes aids. You cannot get "aids" without having hiv. You do have HIV for many years before developing aids, but HIV should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible before you develop aids. Earlier diagnosis and treatment helps decrease transmission to others and also helps you obtain an "undetectable viral load" (a very low amount of the HIV virus in your blood). ...Read more

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How can a person catch scabies?

How can a person catch scabies?

Skin to skin contact: Scabies is a tiny black mite that lives on people, burrowing just under the up top layer of skin. It is most commonly caught through skin to skin contact with another person who has scabies. Can be acquired through sexual intercourse. It can also be acquired from sleeping in the same bed (or sleeping bag) with an infected person, or a bed an infected person recently slept in. ...Read more

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How can a person get or catch viral meningitis?

How can  a person get or catch viral meningitis?

Meningitis: Viral meningitis is usually a contagious disease with usually close contact with an individual that has had it. It can also occur after a viral infection though that is less common. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a person with HIV rectal mucous hit another person sore airborn, can that person get hiv?

Unclear question: Hiv is not transmitted through air. If the person with HIV had the virus on his/her hands when s/he hit someone and broke the skin, it is possible for HIV to be transmitted. ...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


Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more