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How Do You Get Aids Or 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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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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