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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. Oscar Novick
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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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Can two HIV negative men sex relation cause aids?

An HIV negative: Person can not transmit HIV to another person sexually. ...Read more

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Can you get aids if 2 HIV negative men have sex?

Can you get aids if 2 HIV negative men have sex?

No, if not infected!: Good evening, if two men who are not infected with human immunodeficiency virus engage in sexual activity, there is no chance of getting aids from such an activity. ...Read more

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Can u get HIV from anal sex but both men don't have HIV

Can u get HIV from anal sex but both men don't have HIV

Think: If both men don't have HIV then no transmission. However as you know there are other STDS and there is a window of time from exposure to HIV to HIV showing up positive in the lab tests. This window can range from 9 days to 3-6 months. So that is why condoms and PrEP is recommended. Learn the facts. Go to CDC PrEP Resources Page. ...Read more

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Can a person contract HIV from a fleshlight aka "a brand of sex toy designed for penetration which is primarily marketed to heterosexual men"?

Can a person contract HIV from a fleshlight aka "a brand of sex toy designed for penetration which is primarily marketed to heterosexual men"?

No, but...: I wouldn't borrow anyone else's. Use your own. I suppose it is possible for transmission, but the afflicted person would have to use it just before the uninfected, as the HIV virus does not live long outside the body. Again, don't chance it. Don't borrow someone else's, and if you get one yourself don't lend it out. Save money and use your hand. At least you know where it's been... ...Read more

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Can you get hiv from a men with an unknown status if had sex (penetration for a minute) then use condom?

Can you get hiv from a men with an unknown status if had sex (penetration for a minute) then use condom?

Yep!: It's not very likely...but while the duration of penetration may be a factor, any penetration could transmit viral particles. Fortunately, female receptive sex is not associated with as high transmission rates as other types of sexual behaviors. Extreme care would suggest you have an HIV test in 4-6 weeks. Practice safe sex at every encounter! ...Read more

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How do heterosexual men become infected with hiv-aids through sex?

How do heterosexual men become infected with hiv-aids through sex?

Unprotected sex: Heterosexual men can become infected with HIV through unprotected vaginal intercourse, anal intercourse, or oral sex with women. ...Read more

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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