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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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Dr. John Landi
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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 aids get transmitted?

How does aids get transmitted?

See below: The modes of transmission have not changed since it was described over 25 years ago. Sex, blood occasionally, IV drug use (blood), and vertical transmission from mother to baby. Not kissing, not casual contact, not toilet seats, not sweat, not via linens (towels). ...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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How to get tested for hiv?

How to get tested for hiv?

HIV testing: Any physician can order this for you. Many communities also have STD testing clinics. ...Read more

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How can I get tested for HIV?

How can I get tested for HIV?

Any physician: Any physician in office practice can arrange for you to be tested or do the test in the office. ...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 u get a virus?

How do u get a virus?

Gets on membranes: Viruses are small particles of dna or RNA wrapped in protein. They are found abundantly in mucous from other people, in an effort to spread themselves around. When they are introduced to your mucous membranes, the genetic material incorporates itself into your cells, making your cells (usually lining the nose) into making more virus. Touching eyes and nose passages with unwashed hands spreads most. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for tuberculosis and hepititis?

How do you get tested for tuberculosis and hepititis?

PPD/CHEST XRAY/Blood: Tuberculosis is diagnosed by doing PPD test and if positive Chest Xray to diagnose active disease or rule out active disease Hapatitis is not related to Tuberculosis and if suspected clinically is confirmed by blood test which will show elevted liver enzymes and Hepatitis profile to find what kind of Hepatitis A,B,C or other and sometime viral count as well.and geno type ...Read more

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How do you get tested for std?

How do you get tested for std?

Depends on the STD: Syphilis is diagnosed with a blood test. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are diagnosed either with urine tests (for urethral or cervical infections) or from swabs taken from the vagina, rectum, or throat. The swabs can be sent for culture, dna probes, or nucleic acid amplification tests (naats). Those are the "big 3, " but there are other stds. ...Read more

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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

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How do you get chlamydia? Oral?

How do you get chlamydia? Oral?

Most kinds of sex: You can get chlamydia from unprotected vaginal, oral, or anal sex. ...Read more

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How can you get herpes?

How can you get herpes?

From herpes viruses: A person can get herpes from another person's fresh herpes sores. The other person may have sores on his or her genitals, lips, fingers, etc..., and transmit viruses by touching the uninfected person. Sometimes, infected persons can transmit herpes even when they don't have visible fresh herpes sores, so prevention is not always possible. Most adults have had oral herpes, as it is so common. ...Read more

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How can you get tested for salmonella?

How can you get tested for salmonella?

Salmonella infection: through a stool sample. If a person is septic - blood can be tests. ...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 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 do I get testing for hepatitis b?

How do I get testing for hepatitis b?

See doc or donate BL: Virtually any doc can run the tests on you. Also, if you go to donate blood, you will be checked. ...Read more

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How do you get genital herpes?

How do you get genital herpes?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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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