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Dr. Daniel Lee Dr. Lee
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How does circumcision decrease HIV and aids rate?

Dr. Daniel Lee Dr. Lee
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How does circumcision decrease HIV and aids rate?

Multiple theories: There are multiple theories surrounding why circumcision decreases hiv/aids. One theory suggests that there is a larger number of langerhans or "hiv target cells" located in the foreskin of uncircumsized men, thus increasing the risk of HIV infection. Another theory suggests that the skin is thinnest in the foreskin, thus facilitating HIV infection. Thus, circumcision would reduce these risks. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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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 does being circumcised help reduce your risk of HIV and stds?

How does being circumcised help reduce your risk of HIV and stds?

Cleanliness: Foreskin on a penis can harbor viruses and bacteria. That is why this myth is being circulated. A circumcized penis can also harbor viruses and bacteria, so, I am not sure this is entirely true! ...Read more

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How does one get hearing aids with no money?

How does one get hearing aids with no money?

Agency help: Depending on where you live, there are resources to help your hearing impairment. Including certain chapters of the lion's club. See health mad for information: http://healthmad.Com/healthcare-industry/nine-free-or-low-cost-resources-for-the-uninsured-hearing-impaired/. Also the miracle ear foundation may help. ...Read more

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How do unequal gender relations contribute to the spread of HIV and AIDS?

Homework question: This is for a "contemporary social theory" course, I take it. Some of these are helpful; others are ideological indoctrination. In the poor nations, rape and forced marriage transmit AIDS. That is the reality. I wish that more people card or talked straight about a terrible situation. ...Read more

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Is cur-cumin truly helpful to cure HPV? Will it really reduce cancer risk & assist my immune system to fight the virus? Will HPV leave my body ever?

Is cur-cumin truly helpful to cure HPV? Will it really reduce cancer risk & assist my immune system to fight the virus? Will HPV leave my body ever?

Adjunct only: HPV often goes away by itself, but a claim like this is (to put it too kindly) an "exaggeration". If you're interested in herbals and kitchen-condiments-as-cure-alls, get with an evidence-based holist in your community. Best wishes. ...Read more

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29 male no exercise, resting heart rate is 95-100bmp, normal blood pressure. How can I quickly reduce that rate, how long does exercise take?

29 male no exercise, resting heart rate is 95-100bmp, normal blood pressure. How can I quickly reduce that rate, how long does exercise take?

Take your time: Start an aerobic exercise regimen. A 30 minute brisk walk is a great way to start. But build your way up to thirty minutes. Over a fee days if necessary. Your heart rate will respond. ...Read more

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How long after chlamydia treatment will my partner's sperm motility increase?

How long after chlamydia treatment will my partner's sperm motility increase?

Here are some...: If indeed his poor sperm motility is related with chlamydia infection, in 2-3 months, one would expect to see motility improvement since the average full course of sperm line production takes some 74 days. So, this is the logical estimation. More? Ask his treating doctor and online inquiry would be practically unnecessary unless you don't trust the doctor. So, follow up with the doctor. ...Read more

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If a male has high risk HPV strain linked to oral cancer. How often to get oral cancer screening when asymptomatic? Does it decrease mortality?

If a male has high risk HPV strain linked to oral cancer. How often to get oral cancer screening when asymptomatic? Does it decrease mortality?

At least once a year: I would recommend getting an oral screening exam at least once a year. It can/should be combined with your annual exam at the dentist. ...Read more

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For how long the scratch is capable of transmitting hiv I mean how long it takes to not contract hiv from infected blood?

For how long the scratch is capable of transmitting hiv I mean how long it takes to not contract hiv from infected blood?

Depends on moisture: HIV is a fragile virus. It needs moisture and warmth to survive. If the scratch from an HIV + person is new and has flowing blood then it is infectious. Question is, how long before it is not infection? My view of this is that if the blood is in any way moist, then its infectious. If it is completely dry and been that way for a while, unlikely to be infectious. ...Read more

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Can HPV itself cause penile cancer? I generally keep my penile area clean(no smegma) and also tale immune boosters. Whats my penile cancer risk?

Can HPV itself cause penile cancer? I generally keep my penile area clean(no smegma) and also tale immune boosters. Whats my penile cancer risk?

Yes: Risk of penile cancer is less than one in 100,000 men. HPV is found in 50% of cases. Men who have a history of HPV DO have a higher risk of cancer than the population. Check out more stats here... http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/hpv/statistics/cases.htm ...Read more

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How long can HIV live in blood, and for how long is HIV positive blood still infectious outside the body?

How long can HIV live in blood, and for how long is HIV positive blood still infectious outside the body?

HIV longevity: This is a good but complicated question. Hiv in the blood is found in the common viral form and also as the dna that would be found in the nucleus of all of the blood cells as well. Blood cells usually die off in 120 day cycles, but this could be lessened as the cells are destroyed by their being taken over as HIV mini factories. ...Read more

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Does high virl load in precum can transmit HIV during performing oral sex on a man? No ejaculation! no mouth ulcer. Saliva kill HIV if vral load hgh?

Does high virl load in precum can transmit HIV during performing oral sex on a man? No ejaculation! no mouth ulcer. Saliva kill HIV if vral load hgh?

Oral Risk: It is not unheard of to get HIV from exposure to HIV infected semen orally. There is real risk here. If you are performing oral sex on an HIV positive male who is not on HIV medications you are putting yourself at risk of HIV infection. ...Read more

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After a male starts taking injections to boost his sperm count, what is the general success rate and how long does it usually take to become pregnant?

After a male starts taking injections to boost his sperm count, what is the general success rate and how long does it usually take to become pregnant?

Male Infertilty: You might want to read http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/treatment-of-male-infertility-beyond-the-basics?Source=outline_link&view=text&anchor=h1#h1. Depending on the cause of the problem, success rates are usually very high with hormone injections, and you should see results fairly quickly, usually within 30 days or so. ...Read more

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After how many months does HIV turns into aids?And aids can be cured?

After how many months does HIV turns into aids?And aids can be cured?

Years; No: Hiv infection has historically progressed to full-blown aids in 5-20 years. Hiv infection cannot be cured, but its progression can be arrested with medications. ...Read more

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How does masturbation reduce the risk for prostate cancer?

How does masturbation reduce the risk for prostate cancer?

It doesn't: We've looked at the effect of frequent ejaculation. It doesn't seem to impact prostate cancer risk one way or the other. It's safe and helps you stay comfortable and prepare for adult roles. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How does HIV affect your body's tolerance to alcohol?

How does HIV affect your body's tolerance to alcohol?

HIV: Hiv infection by itself should not interfere in any way with tolerance to alcohol. Many patients with HIV disease also have hepatitis b and c, and the damage done to the liver through this and other HIV associated illnesses may affect the tolerance to alcohol. ...Read more

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How can people fight against HIV and AIDS?

How can people fight against HIV and AIDS?

Anti-HIV medications: If you have HIV/AIDS, you can take anti-HIV medications. These days, there are many different HIV medications available, including some medications that include multiple medications in a single pill. If you do not have HIV/AIDS, you can help fight against HIV and AIDS by spreading the word for people to get tested for HIV. This will help us by diagnosing people earlier and treating them. ...Read more

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How long can hiv and hepc live outside of a body is it easy to catch hiv or hepc once outside of body?

How long can hiv and hepc live outside of a body is it easy to catch hiv or hepc once outside of body?

It doesn't happen: Blood borne viruses (HIV, hepaitis B and C viruses, or others) are not acquired from contaminated environments. Virus survival is brief, especially when blood or body fluids dry, but what really matters is that nobody is known to have been infected in this way. Use common sense hygiene (wash hands etc) if you come into contact with wet body fluids, blood, etc. Otherwise don't worry about it. ...Read more

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How much blood is required to transmit aids? One drop?

No: I suggest you see a doctor. Risk for HIV exposure include anal sex, IV drug use, sex, prostitution, blood transfusion (very very difficult). Some cases we can't find the sorce. Is not about a drop, is about risk behavior. ...Read more

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Hiv virus can live in condom upto how many minutes? because I use the condom which is used by others for handjob am I get hiv?

Hiv virus can live in condom upto how many minutes? because I use the condom which is used by others for handjob am I get hiv?

Low risk, not zero: See my reply to your previous question. If a condom really is used previously by an HIV infected person, and not rinsed or cleaned, HIV probably will survive for at least several hours and perhap for days. Nobody has known to ever catch HIV because of such an exposure, but I cannot say there is no risk. If you remain concerned, get tested for HIV after a few weeks. ...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