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How do I get aids or hiv?

How do I get aids or hiv?

HIV: One gets HIV though direct contact with blood, semen, or vaginal fluids. Hiv exposure no longer needs to mean infection. If one gets on the right treatment after a high risk exposure ( within 72 hours) then infection can be prevented. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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 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

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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 do you find out if you got aids or HIV ?

How do you find out if you got aids or HIV ?

Hiv test: Please get an HIV test. If it is positive the difference between HIV and aids is based on your cd4 count. Gmhc website has answers to all your questions. ...Read more

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

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 can you tell if you have HIV or std?

How can you tell if you have HIV or std?

Get tested: While there are sometimes symptoms of sexually transmitted infections, including hiv, there can be infections without any symptoms. Typical symptoms can include discharges, sores, swollen glands, and other features depending on the infection. To be sure, you should see your provider and ask to be tested. Typically, this means hiv, chlamydia and gonorrhea, but can also include others. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone you date has HIV or aids?

How can you tell if someone you date has HIV or aids?

You can't: You generally can't, unless you get tested together. That's why you should just assume that everyone you have sex with has HIV and behave accordingly. ...Read more

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How do you get syphilis?

How do you get syphilis?

Exposure to germ: Syphillis is usually transmitted sexually thru contact with an infected person. That person may be asymptomatic and or have thought they had a flu like illness as their only symptoms. Risk of transmission is estimated at 30% per contact during the contageous phaze. Infected women pass it to their babies during pregnancy in the first years they have untreated disease. ...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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Could you describe how to get HIV and aids?

Could you describe how to get HIV and aids?

Unprotected sex, IDU: Hiv infection is acquired through unprotected sex, injection drug use, or transfusion of hiv-infected blood products. As HIV infection progresses untreated and one's immune system worsens, one can develop aids. ...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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How can you get aids (gay)?

How can you get aids (gay)?

HIV is Hard to get: You actually have to work at getting aids. It does not come easily. The ways that HIV is transmitted became known in the early 1980s and this list of risks has not changed in over thirty years. To get HIV one must be exposed directly to human body fluids such as blood, semen, or vaginal fluids. Men who participate in anal sex can also get this infection directly from exposure to rectal tissue. ...Read more

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How exactly do you get aids from sharing contaminated needles?

How exactly do you get aids from sharing contaminated needles?

HIV and Needle share: There are two ways here. You can get infected with the virus circulating in the blood of the infected user or you can get infected by your white blood cells engulfing and destroying the infected users blood cells that carry the virus or the dna to take over your cell's brain. Actively sharing needles for drug use is a very common way to get hepatitis b and c and hiv. Please know the facts! ...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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How do you know if you are a syphillis carrier?

How do you know if you are a syphillis carrier?

Needs testing: There are very simple and inexpensive blood tests available to determine if you have syphilis or not. It is a good idea for all sexually active people to be tested. If there is any indication you may have been exposed then get tested as well. Most labs start with a test called an rpr. Some use a vdrl test. ...Read more

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Can you describe how to get aids and hiv?

Usually sex: Unprotected vaginal/anal sexual intercourse with someone infected with HIV and sharing of needles for intravenous drug abuse with someone infected with HIV are the two most common ways of becoming infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. Aids is a consequence of longstanding untreated HIV infection. ...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