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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. Mathew Chengot
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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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Other than sexual relations how does one get hiv/aids?

HIV Transmission: Hiv can be transmitted via anal ; oral sex, blood transfusion, use of contaminated needles, breastfeeding ; during pregnancy ; delivery. ...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

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How long after getting HIV do you notice the symptoms?

How long after getting HIV do you notice the symptoms?

2-4 weeks: Generally 2 to 4 weeks after exposure. Some cases have presented up to 3 months after exposure. Acute HIV symptoms include "flu like symptoms" such as fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, rash, muscle pain, malaise, mouth/esophageal sores. These symptoms last for a few weeks, and then patients largely do not have any symptoms. If you think you may have been exposed to hiv, get tested! ...Read more

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How common is getting HIV from a HIV positive person!? My partner told me he's safe but I was wondering

How common is getting HIV from a HIV positive person!? My partner told me he's safe but I was wondering

HIV: You will not get HIV from an HIV negative person. This is only transmitted from infected persons to others by some form of intimate contact, commonly sexual. Go and have yourself seen in an STD clinic and tested, and begin using protected sex only unless your partner is tested negative and you are monogamous and trust your partner to do the same. ...Read more

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How common is getting HIV from anal sex ? I had it but he couldn't put the whole thing in me all he did was the tip it only lasted 2 mins top I'm wory

Uncommon: If he did not ejaculate, your risk is low. Please don't do this again, especially with someone you don't know well who may be HIV positive. Tell your physician and get checked. ...Read more

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How likely is to get hiv, without penetration. As a virgin. I never got an answer. ?

HIV exposure: HIV is a blood-borne virus and all you need to become infected is exposure to the serum/blood of an infected person in a way that it passes into your skin. Sexual contact is a common way, as it involves skin to skin contact and a level of trauma.Blood contaminated fingers and or penile contact in any way might pass it. Your question is non-specific. ...Read more

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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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Where and how to get tested for HIV 1 Group N and P?

Your doctor: your doctor office can arrange that or your local health dapertment can do that as well ...Read more

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How long after you get hiv to your lymph nodes swell? Or can they just any time?

Variable: Symptoms of HIV are variable among different people. It may take a few weeks to years for the lymph nodes to be enlarged. You may consult this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hiv-aids/basics/symptoms/CON-20013732 ...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