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Information On Hiv Virus
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more