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Living With Someone Who Has Hiv
Not recommended: Transmission of herpes simplex virus (hsv) can occur quickly in new sexual relationships. Although transmission from a source female to a susceptible male is lower than vice versa, the likelihood of becoming infected increases with more sexual encounters, especially during unprotected sex. Transmission can occur even if the source has no lesions or symptoms. ...Read more
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
LIving with HIV: Most humans with HIV are still alive, thriving with their infection and living as other humans do. This includes being in relationships. If you are partnering or having sex with a person with HIV then there are good practices to get into the habit with such as using barrier protection such as condoms for intercourse. If you meant something else please ask again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It would depend on the STD and the level of intimacy between the two people. STDs are not airborne and usually require close personal contact for transmission. Hepatitis B, though not strictly an STD, may be communicated by sharing razors. Please consult this site for information on this topic: https://www.cdc.gov/std/default.htm ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe maybe not: Mrsa is methicillin resistant staph aureus that in the community form tends to cause skin infections and abscesses. You are at risk in contracting MRSA with any form of close personal contact and or sharing of clothing or other personal items. It depends on where the MRSA infection is but generally speaking - close personal contact is the best way to acquire this sort of infection. ...Read more
Unclear: Dream interpretation is not well grounded in science. Sometimes our dreams reflect real world concerns or thoughts that we have, but trying to understand a specific "meaning" out of a certain dream is hard to prove or disprove. I usually tell patient to focus less on the content of dreams and more on how the dream made them feel. Sometimes a useful approach in therapy with patients. ...Read more
Could someone who had Severe Combined Immunodeficiency as a child, who was treated with a bone marrow transplant aquire HIV from sexual activity?
Who else out there lives with a spouse who has diabetes type 1, and has to deal with their mood swings?
Not approproate ques: This question is not appropriate for this site as it is not directed for any medical question and we the physicians can not answer it. ...Read more
Comfort: Yes always good to have faith, to console from suffering, but still has to under go conventional treatments for best possible results. ...Read more
A person has a cut in her mouth and bad teeth she shares utensils with a HIV positive person will she become infected with HIV?no sexual contact
Probably at risk: If by sharing utensils you mean she uses the same utensil to eat her food IMMEDIATELY after the HIV positive person has placed food in their mouth.....and there is no cleaning of that utensil in between uses....then, I believe she is at risk. But if by share you mean that the same utensils are being used by everyone BUT they are also being cleaned and dried between uses by any of those 2. ...Read more
If a guy who is not a hemophilia patient, but has an uncle (mother's brother) who has the disease, can he carry the gene?
No: No, he cannot. The gene for hemophilia is on the x chromosome. Since a man has only one x chromosome, if he had the gene, it would express itself. That means he would show sings of hemophilia. There are only female carriers of the gene. Males will either have the disease or won't have it. ...Read more
Phobia & relatiionsh: Strongly recommend the phobic client see a therapist Certified in EMDR. This type of therapy is extremely effective with phobias. No ridiculous promises, but often my phobia clients are symptom free after 1-2 sessions. And that is without meds! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You can only catch chlamydia as a sexually transmitted disease, not from sharing drinks with someone. ...Read more
Well: A person with Borderline personality Disorder could be high functioning. When someone who is high functioning works on their issues in treatment - a favorable result is possible. If you have a relationship with someone who has a borderline personality disorder encourage you to learn more about it. Learn to set healthy boundaries. If you are highly reactive to the other person - things could > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you explain why a person who has recently become HIV positive is more contagious than someone who was diagnosed 5?
Not necessarily: A person has a higher chance to transmit the virus when their viral load is high; however someone with a low viral can also transmit it, so regardless when a patient is infected, if their viral load is very high she/he has a high probability to transmit it, also if there is genital lesions the risk of transmission is also high, acutely infected patients have high viral load initially. ...Read more
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
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