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How Do Know If You Have Hiv
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
Variable ; lab test: Some people have flu like illness within a few weeks of getting infected. Others may have no symptoms till years later. About a quarter of the infected people do not know that they are infected. The only way to know is through blood tests. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/hiv-symptoms. ...Read more
Blood test: If you have had unprotected sex with a new partner, used IV drugs with shared needles, or engaged in other high-risk activities with shared blood or body fluids, please see your doctor and get a blood test for the HIV virus. People who have never had sex or used IV drugs are very unlikely to get HIV-AIDS unless they were born to HIV-positive mothers. Don't delay if you think you might be at risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral Sex Be really worried about HIV I talk to this friend all the time once in a while I knows him for a long time I ask him and he said no and he feels ok?
Went to the doc he wanted HIV test, why, he knows I don't do anything to get it, scheduling PAP test in three weeks, not happy that he wants that test?
Why are you mad?: Physicians are bound to think of every possibility for the complaints patients bring them. Everyone in the world is now offered HIV testing. One of the three leading groups of new HIV infections in America is women of your age. Post menopausal women are getting HIV. If you are not then you tell the doctor no to the test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need colonoscopy, without HIV, hepatitis B or C, not cancer. Where to find a doctor who understands the dilemma and what to do about it? TB
Store cashier sneezed into my face. Micro sneeze particles might have gotten in my eyes. Who knows if he had bleeding in his mouth. Hiv pepjustincase?
For some one who knows about butterfly needles
Just wanted to ask had a blood draw through a butterfly needle with vacuum tube at clinic
Can these be reused ? And do they inject anything or the natural flow is outward ? Is there any risk of HIV ?
Single use only: Butterfly needle is a short needle attached to flexible tube, It multiple uses either for drawing blood for blood tests or injecting medications so It is not a one way system. It is a single use devise, no risk of HIV for sterile single use. Multiple use carry the risk of blood born infections including HIV ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is hiv?
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
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