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Dr. Corey Clay
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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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Can hiv/aids be transmitted by mosquito bites?

Can hiv/aids be transmitted by mosquito bites?

HIV is hard to get: Nope. This has been proven over and over and over in many parts of the world. There is no concerns. ...Read more

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What is the probability odds of getting West Nile virus from 1 mosquito bite under the elbow neat Fremont, CA (Bay area) where the virus was detected?

What is the probability odds of getting West Nile virus from 1 mosquito bite under the elbow neat Fremont, CA (Bay area) where the virus was detected?

West nile virus: You have to be bitten by the mosquito that has fed on the wild bird that is infected with the virus. Not all mosquitos will be infected. Symptoms to watch for is fever, headache, mental confusion, tremors , or paralysis. Very yound and very old are more succeptible. ...Read more

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Why HIV not transmitted by mosquito bite and by kissing?

Why HIV not transmitted by mosquito bite and by kissing?

HIV is a virus.: Because that is not how nature intended it. This virus is very weak. It does not live in air. To catch it you must get it in your blood stream easily...Either through sexual contact or blood to blood directly. That is just the way it is. ...Read more

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In which countries in the Americas do I have to worry about Zika virus from mosquito bites?

In which countries in the Americas do I have to worry about Zika virus from mosquito bites?

22 countries:: As of Jan 27, 2016, these countries have Zika virus transmission in the Americas: Barbados Bolivia Brazil Colombia Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador French Guiana Guadeloupe Guatemala Guyana Haiti Honduras Martinique Mexico Panama Paraguay Puerto Rico Saint Martin Suriname U.S. Virgin Islands Venezuela ...Read more

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I live in Nj and trying to conceive, I'm concerned about Zika virus.Should I be worried? I don't even think I have had a recent mosquito bite, help!

I live in Nj and trying to conceive, I'm concerned about Zika virus.Should I be worried? I don't even think I have had a recent mosquito bite, help!

Zika virus: Check the CDC website for more information on Zika virus, also your local health department would have enough information on the latest where you live, good luck ...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


Mosquito Bite (Definition)

Mosquito bites usually are not very visible on skin unless there is an allergic reaction or an infection following the bite. Allergic reaction will cause a redness white an infection may ...Read more