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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

Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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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 do you get HIV?

How do you get HIV?

See below: Having sex with an infected person, and sharing needles with an infected person are common ways. See this site for more information on the subject. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html ...Read more

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How can someone get hiv?

How can someone get hiv?

Blood or body fluid: Exchange of infectious blood or body fluids is the mode of transmission for HIV, typically by sexual contact, contaminated intravenous needles or blood products, or from mother to child during child birth. If you are concerned, you should get tested. Newer testing methods may be as easy as a swab from the inside of your cheek. ...Read more

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I just want to know how they get a hiv?

I just want to know how they get a hiv?

HIV exposure: Hiv is caught with direct blood to blood or semen to blood exposure. Sex that leads to exposure in the vagina, rectum, or throat can lead to infection. Sharing needles for drug use can be a source of HIV infection if the person you share with is HIV positive. I f you want an HIV test, these are available at your local std clinic for sure. ...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 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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How many people get hiv/aids from french kissing with open sores?

Probably none: It not likely that kissing has transmitted HIV in the us. Please consult this site for information on HIV transmission. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html. ...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