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If I'm HIV positive, how can I ensure I don't spread the virus to my partner(s)?

If I'm HIV positive, how can I ensure I don't spread the virus to my partner(s)?

Safe sex, HIV Rx: Congratulations on your responsible approach! 1) Inform all partners so they can choose to have sex with you or not, or to avoid some sexual practices. 2) Always use condoms for vaginal or anal sex. 3) Be in medical care, religiously take anti-HIV drugs, and keep your viral load low. Your doctor or clinic can fill in the details. If you do all these, you will never infect a sex partner. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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 can I contract the HIV virus?

How can I contract the HIV virus?

Depends: Contracting HIV depends on multiple factors, including the type of exposure, how much virus is present from the hiv+ person, and host susceptibility, to name a few factors. Receiving an infected blood product is likely highest risk (though blood is screened rigorously). Risk of HIV sexual transmission depends on type of sexual behavior with anal sex being at higher risk than vaginal than oral sex. ...Read more

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When (i mean how many years/months after) HIV viruses will show symptoms in human body?

HIV infection: The acute infection stage of HIV usually begins to be widespread at about fourteen days after exposure. Most people do not experience any symptoms during this phase. But, those that do report a severe flu-like illness. Untreated, in a man, the average length of infection to death is eleven years.But, we do not need to worry about that. With treatment today, the length of life is 53 plus years. ...Read more

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Someone with HIV used my toilet. I heard that the virus is able to survive on a seat/bowl for up to several weeks. Please be specific--yes/no?

Someone with HIV used my toilet. I heard that the virus is able to survive on a seat/bowl for up to several weeks. Please be specific--yes/no?

They lied to you: I've heard that the moon is made of green cheese. It's not. And HIV can't survive on a toilet seat. There are people who profit politically and financially by making people afraid when there is no reason. If i were in your position, i would be very angry at the person who deceived you. ...Read more

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Is it easy to tranmite HIV virus if i am 0.0 not dedectable and how long life quality do i have with HIV i am 26 yrs old male and been under art .

Is it easy to tranmite HIV virus if i am 0.0 not dedectable and how long life quality do i have with HIV i am 26 yrs old male and been under art .

Safe sex needed: Undetectable virus does not necessarily mean zero virus in your body, so exposing anyone to your blood or semen should be avoided. We can not predict how much quality time anyone has to live. Keeping viral load at non detectable levels gives the best chance for a life free from complications of HIV infection ...Read more

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Can HIV establish itself in the body if there was only 1 virus particle? I am just curious if there needs to be a decent amount of the virus or not.

Can HIV establish itself in the body if there was only 1 virus particle? I am just curious if there needs to be a decent amount of the virus or not.

HIV: Most pathogens have a minimal infective dose necessary to initiate infection. Some only need a single organism to do this. Hiv is probably in this category but only in the laboratory. It would be exceptionally rare for you to be exposed only to a single virus in real life. Be very careful out there. ...Read more

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They told me as long as your HIV virus is not detected your not in danger . I ask my HIV expert and he told me as long as you took your pills its oky?

They told me as long as your HIV virus is not detected your not in danger . I ask my HIV expert and he told me as long as you took your pills its oky?

HIV & AIDS: The assurance of " ok " & "not in danger"should be good for you. If you just have hiv, these medications will prevent you changing into aids. Hiv positive people live normal and longer life now a days. Please take your medications & tests faithfully. For your mood & irritability & hopelessness see psychiatrist for antidepressant. Also read http://doctorrajput.Com. Thanks. ...Read more

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I know39 years old man who just found out he has HIV he got the virus when he was 8 oldhe lived 31 years without medications how long HIV person live?

I know39 years old man who just found out he has HIV he got the virus when he was 8 oldhe lived 31 years without medications how long HIV person live?

Depends: If someone has HIV they sometimes can live many years without symptoms. Different people's bodies deal with the virus in different ways. A few people seem to clear it on their own without treatment. In others it lies dormant and later becomes active. Everyone is different. ...Read more

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My wife is HIV positive and I am HIV negative, can we still make love without me contracting the virus?

Possible: Possible you may not contact if you don't take the recommended precautions, remember it is a virus infection , if virus enters you you will get it, and make sure she takes medications. ...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


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more