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How do men have sex with others who have HIV and they know it?

How do men have sex with others who have HIV and they know it?

Foolishly: Many people engage in behaviors which are known as potentially harmful (smoking, drinking, cheating on exams, using illicit drugs, etc.). While doing these things the factors driving their actions may outweigh logic. In the case of HIV disease, many gay men have intentionally exposed themselves so as to fit in with the remainder of their local community. Denial is a strong phenomenon. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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How can men know with certainty if they have hpv?

How can men know with certainty if they have hpv?

Physical exam: One of the problems with early diagnosis of hpv is finding the virus before it has spread. Without clinical lesions in the male it is difficult. This is one reason immunization has been recommended for men as well as women. ...Read more

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How can someone get genital herpes even if they have only ever had sex with people who are negative to hsv-2?

Could be HSV1: Hsv1 generally is considered oral herpes but can be transmitted during oral sex. It is more troublesome in the gential area because it is more sensitive there. Most people with oral herpes have an occasional embarrassing cold sore but not anything life-changing - that's not usually the case with gential herpes whether type 1 or 2. Meds can help treat/prevent outbreaks if troublesome. ...Read more

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How does someone get herpes if they have only ever had sex with people who don't have herpes ?

How does someone get herpes if they have only ever had sex with people who don't have herpes ?

Herpes: Two viruses: Most people get oral herpes from their family members when they are growing up. It is only recently that medicine and public health has been trying to teach that cold sores and often fever blisters are just names for the underlying hsv 1 infection. Herpes is transmitted skin to skin. It does not necessarily have to be passed along in sexual play. ...Read more

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Can u have sex with someone who has chlamydia and not get infected

Can u have sex with someone who has chlamydia and not get infected

Chlamydia: The transmissability rate is high, but not 100%. Neither is HIV or syphilis, but why would you risk this. If your partner has chlamydia they may well have other stds. Please get tested and protect yourself. Your partner can also be treated and if monogamous will remain free of this organism. ...Read more

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If a person has hsv2 how many time do they have to have unprotected sex with someone before it is passed along?

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Just once: Just one exposure can lead to transmission. There's no counter built in with a number of "safe" contacts. ...Read more

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How many STI and HIV negative people do you have to have sexual intercourse to catch it?

ONE: It only takes one. You may even get it, but not have symptoms for a couple years, so best to use protection. ...Read more

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If i met someone who had HIV or aids and we wanted to have sex, how would we go about it safely?

If i met someone who had HIV or aids and we wanted to have sex, how would we go about it safely?

Safe Sex: The best way to prevent HIV transmission is use of a condom every time you have sex. The HIV infected partner should be on an effective antiretroviral regimen with a viral load as low as possible (undetectable). You should also consider discussing prep (for use every time) you have sex with your primary care provider. ...Read more

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If two people have not had sexual contact ever before(with anyone) but have it together can they have HIV?

If two people have not had sexual contact ever before(with anyone) but have it together can they have HIV?

Yes since: one can get HIV from shared needles/syringes used for illegal drugs or potentially even a tattoo needle. The major point is secretion/blood-to-blood contact regardless of the source. ...Read more

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If someone is diagnosed with HIV typically how long do they have to live?

If someone is diagnosed with HIV typically how long do they have to live?

Nobody knows: There is no "typical" life expectancy for HIV (or anything else, for that matter). Magic johnson has been HIV positive for over 20 years, and he seems to be doing just fine. No reputable physician will ever say, "you have x weeks/months/years to live" under any circumstances, much less when HIV is involved. ...Read more

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Do you know of risks involved if two people with hsv1 herpes have sex?

Do you know of risks involved if two people with hsv1 herpes have sex?

Transmitting hsv1: Hsv1 is normally the oral version of the herpes virus. Logic would be that if you both have it, you can't get it twice. However it can be transmitted to the genitals or the other way around. So i would suggest not going where it isn't when it is active or even abstaining when it is active. ...Read more

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I have 2 boys and they are 3 and 4 and they have behavior and anger and I don't know what else to do I have done everything there is no one who will treat them?

I have 2 boys and they are 3 and 4 and they have behavior and anger and I don't know what else to do I have done everything there is no one who will treat them?

Thorough eval: There is always help, depending on where you live. They may not need psychiatric care or medication (you should check on that with your pediatrician by the way), but if they are having trouble with coping or expressing their feelings, getting frustrated, acting out or causing trouble, a play therapist may help. There may be other family issues contributing, like a recent death or divorce. ...Read more

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If someone has HIV or aids and you have sexual intercourse with someone who doesn't have aids or HIV and you use a condom can they still get hiv?

Yes: The risk of getting HIV from having sex with an HIV positive patient is directly related to the amount of hiv+ bodily fluids you are exposed to. Even though condoms can make this exposure close to zero; there is always a chance that you will be exposed/infected. ...Read more

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What to do if i know that STDs and stis are spread person to person through sex. But where did they start?

What to do if i know that STDs and stis are spread person to person through sex. But where did they start?

See below: That is an intriguing query theses have been with us for centuries literallyhiv apparently came from africa did the otehts -probably but no one is certain. ...Read more

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I have ADHD and i get good grades in school why do people who don't have it don't care about anything they should be happy they don't have ADHD ?

I have ADHD and i get good grades in school why do people who don't have it don't care about anything they should be happy they don't have ADHD ?

Individual nature: You and your classmates have your own individual feelings about school and grades. Congratulations on your hard work and good grades, despite adhd! that is to your credit. Some of your classmates may be more interested in social and other activities than in studies. Surround yourself with others who are willing to work for success like you are. That way you can encourage each other too. ...Read more

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How many times do you have to have sex with an infected person in order to catch chlamydia?

How many times do you have to have sex with an infected person in order to catch chlamydia?

Once: If that person is shedding the germ during unprotected sex, you can get it with a single brief exposure. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...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