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How are the "incubation period" and "window period" of HIV distinguished from each other?

How are the "incubation period" and "window period" of HIV distinguished from each other?

Difference: Incubation period: time when the person is first exposed to the virus to the time when the diesase start to manifest itself window period: time it takes for the test used to diagnosed the disease can reliably detect the disease; in HIV the elisa test is used to detect an antibody against the virus, it takes around 2-6 weeks for the immnune system to produce it, during this period elisa is (-). ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Are you contagious during incubation prriod of mono?

Are you contagious during incubation prriod of mono?

Complicated: Probably not infectious during the 4-7 week of incubation of the virus in your system because you are in the process of becoming infected with the virus. It has not yet taken hold of your system . After that, it can surface with symptoms or no symptoms at all and you can pass it on to others in your saliva. ...Read more

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Is mycoplasma pneumonia contagious during the incubation period?

Is mycoplasma pneumonia contagious during the incubation period?

Yes but........: It is difficult to say when the incubation period started. Mycoplasma is commonly diagnosed with a blood test. The problem with the blood test called igm is that the test has too many false positive (i.e. Positive test when the disease is not present or when it has resolved), a new test called pcr is really good but most clinics do not offer it. ...Read more

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Can HPV virus trigger guillain barre syndrome ? Can this virus incubate and show symptoms after 2 days from the day of infection?

Can HPV virus  trigger guillain barre syndrome ? Can this virus incubate and show symptoms after 2 days from the day of infection?

Probably not: Hpv is not known to trigger guillain barre. It is a virus that tends to stay locally, causing symptoms on the genitals. It typically takes a couple of weeks before you'll see the symptoms (usually blister-like lesions on the penis). Men are much less likely to show symptoms of hpv than are women. ...Read more

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Are the diarrhea coming from infections contagious?

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Are the diarrhea coming from infections contagious?

Infectious diarrhea: Infectious diarrhea can be due to various species of viruses, bacteria or parasites. They can be contagious, some more so than others. If someone has diarrhea due to a viral infection, you could catch it by the infected person sneezing on you (via nasal secretions, resporatory droplets, etc). Proper hand washing is critical. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes be transmitted by kissing on the mouth from woman to man during non-outbreak periods?

Can genital herpes be transmitted by kissing on the mouth from woman to man during non-outbreak periods?

Herpes: Yes. Absolutely. It is now known that 90% of people with herpes do not get outbreaks. It is also now known that one can shed the virus and be contagious without outbreaks. Both of you need the blood tests to confirm your herpes status. 74% of americans have type one and 26% of american have type two. ...Read more

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Partner has cold sore and sex occurs (no oral-genital contact) is risk of genital herpes? Transfer from hands possible? How long until symptoms occur?

Partner has cold sore and sex occurs (no oral-genital contact) is risk of genital herpes? Transfer from hands possible? How long until symptoms occur?

Herpes New Info: The way you are wording this question is almost impossible to interpret. First all sexually active adults must have a blood test to see what their herpes exposure history is. The place of the sores do not count anymore. There is no transmission of herpes from one part of one's body to another. Hsv 1 is very common and hsv 2 i much less common. Get the blood tests and then we can solve this. ...Read more

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Is strep throat also contagious during the incubation period?

Yes: If it's in your saliva, it can be spread, whether you are symptomatic or not. ...Read more

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How are the lungs protected from bacterial infection?

How are the lungs protected from bacterial infection?

Nose: The cilia in the nasal passages are the first line of defense. The lung itself has macrophages that also destroy invasive bacteria. ...Read more

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Can HIV infection occur from splash exposure of conjunctiva with HIV infected blood?

Can HIV infection occur from splash exposure of conjunctiva with HIV infected blood?

Yes: Research suggests that the risk of HIV infection in this way is extremely small. A very small number of people - usually in a healthcare setting - have become infected with HIV as a result of blood splashes in the eye. http://bit.ly/lrct39. ...Read more

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If I am suffering from rubella virus infection, and CMV infection, than chances of HIV infection is how much?

If I am suffering from rubella virus infection, and CMV infection, than chances of HIV infection is how much?

There is no link: Those diseaes are not linked--you need to be tested for them individually and having one does not confer risk for the other. But are you sure you have active rubella and cmv, or just evidence of past infection? Consult with your doctor directly. ...Read more

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Is the herpes simplex virus contracted from the first unprotected sexual encounter?

Is the herpes simplex virus contracted from the first unprotected sexual encounter?

Yes can get it: in the first encounter in unprotected sex , once get infected will never leave the body , see your doctor some drugs like famclovir may help you ...Read more

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Does having Epstein Barr virus in past reduce the chance of getting herpes being passed via unprotected blowjob?

Does having Epstein Barr virus in past reduce the chance of getting herpes being passed via unprotected blowjob?

Sorry, no.: These are entirely separate diseases and to my knowledge having one does not protect you from the other. Did your partner have, or suspect they had, active herpes? If so, you need to be checked. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period of a viral and bacterial eye infection?

What is the incubation period of a viral and bacterial eye infection?

1-3 days usually: This depends of course on the virus or bacteria but usually not longer than 7 days. Most common cause of conjunctivitis is viral. ...Read more

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I have friction burns from rough sex. Can herpes symptoms even present themselves within days of infection?

I have friction burns from rough sex. Can herpes symptoms even present themselves within days of infection?

Here are some ...: Herpes lesions have their unique features in related symptoms - burning, painful, blisters on a red base of skin, etc.. If the discomfort has predictably faded away in 1-2 days after "rough" sex, that would be probably sex-related including "violent" acts, use of pleasure-enhancing tools or cream, etc. So, look into the described and modify what you should do. If not following what described, seek ...Read more

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Is syphilis related to gullain barre syndrome?What is the incubation period of syphilis on average?

Is syphilis related to gullain barre syndrome?What is the incubation period of syphilis on average?

Syphilis: No. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease cause by a bacteria. The neurological symptoms of syphilis take 10-20 years to develop. Guillain-Barré syndrome is an autoimmune disease with rapid ascending weakness in the legs and arms that can cause loss of respiratory function. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis will distinguish between the two diseases. Start using condoms to avoid syphilis. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting genital herpes from kissing someone with a cold sore?

What are the chances of getting genital herpes from kissing someone with a cold sore?

None: No chance of getting genital herpes from kissing someone on the mouth. However if one engages in oral sex then the herpes virus can be transmitted from the mouth to the genitals or vice versa. Genital herpes is usually herpes simplex type 2, but can also be type 1. Mouth/lip cold sores are usually herpes simplex type 1. ...Read more

Incubation Period (Definition)

Incubation period is the period between exposure to infection ...Read more