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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. Krishna Kumar
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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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Is it possible to get aids or HIV by dried old semen that has penetrated to the bed ?

No: It requires viable cells to support the virus and a significant inoculation that must enter the blood stream through a portal or open wound of some sort. ...Read more

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When you are infected with someone who has aids, do you immediately get aids or HIV first for a few years?

When you are infected with someone who has aids, do you immediately get aids or HIV first for a few years?

HIV First: You would have HIV first. As the virus attacks the body, the immune system deteriorates and opportunistic infections occur. Once this starts happening, you can be diagnosed with aids. It typically takes several years of being HIV positive to a diagnosis of aids. Medications are lengthening that transition even more. ...Read more

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Can you get aids/hiv from sucking a woman nipples...What are ways can you get aids or hiv?

Can you get aids/hiv from sucking a woman nipples...What are ways can you get aids or hiv?

Very unlikely: That would be a very unusual way to get infected. However, HIV can be transmitted through breast milk, so don't suck if she's lactating. Hiv is transmitted mainly through sexual intercourse, but can also be transmitted through oral sex (you doing it to her, not the other way around). ...Read more

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Will gay men get aids or HIV from their partner even if they didn't cheat or been with anyone else?

HIV is a virus: HIV is caught from high risk sexual activity directly from an infected partner. If one's partner is HIV negative there can be no HIV transmission. ...Read more

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Can you get aids or HIV if vaginal fluid or semen touches your finger and your finger has scab wounds?

Can you get aids or HIV if vaginal fluid or semen touches your finger and your finger has scab wounds?

Depends: If the vaginal fluid or semen contains HIV and you have open wound there is a risk of getting hiv. If your wound are not open, there is less than minimal risk. If the vagianl fluid or semen does not have hiv, there is no risk. ...Read more

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What are some ways can you get aids/hiv?

What are some ways can you get aids/hiv?

Sex and drugs: Unprotected sex or sharing contaminated needles or syringes. For adults, that's about all there is. ...Read more

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Can you describe how to get aids and hiv?

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