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Sex with someone who has herpes?

Sex with someone who has herpes?

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

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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 person that lives with another person who has mrsa never have surgery?

Can person that lives with another person who has mrsa never have surgery?

Of course you can: Patients are operated on everyday who are colonized and/or infected with resistant bacteria including MRSA. ...Read more

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How can you have sex with someone who has HIV or aids?

How can you have sex with someone who has HIV or aids?

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 more

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Can you get a STD from living with someone who has one?

Can you get a STD from living with someone who has one?

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 more

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If I live with a person who has hiv, can we get infected through sharing a living space?

If I live with a person who has hiv, can we get infected through sharing a living space?

No: During the years when no treatment was available,, not a single casual household contact where there was no sex or needle-sharing became infected. ...Read more

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Safe to kiss or have sex with someone who has mrsa?

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

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Can someone interprut my dream about seeing someone who has passed?

Can someone interprut my dream about seeing someone who has passed?

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

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Can a kidney transplant patient have sex with someone with herpes?

Can a kidney transplant patient have sex with someone with herpes?

Use a condom: If you do not have the herpes virus already i would be very cautious. I would definately abstain during acute outbreaks and wear a condom at other times. Remember any hing that can make a person sick will make a transplant patient more sick. ...Read more

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How many years HIV infected person live with treatment?

How many years HIV infected person live with treatment?

Near normal life: HIV infected persons who respond to treatment and are compliant with treatment have near normal life span. ...Read more

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Could someone who had Severe Combined Immunodeficiency as a child, who was treated with a bone marrow transplant aquire HIV from sexual activity?

Could someone who had Severe Combined Immunodeficiency as a child, who was treated with a bone marrow transplant aquire HIV from sexual activity?

Yes: Any person who is engaged in sexual activity can acquire HIV infection if the partner is HIV positive and infectious. It has no connection with the fact that the person may have had a bone marrow transplant as a child. ...Read more

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Who else out there lives with a spouse who has diabetes type 1, and has to deal with their mood swings?

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

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Is there anyone who has experienced power of healing words with living with cancer?

Is there anyone who has experienced power of healing words with living with cancer?

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

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Friend shared a drink with someone who has herpes in throat, can she get herpes by that?

Friend shared a drink with someone who has herpes in throat, can she get herpes by that?

Potentially: The virus can be shed even if no active sores--and since is located in the throat, is possible, even if not probable. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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Is it a tricky relationship with someone who has autophobia?

Is it a tricky relationship with someone who has autophobia?

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 more

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Can you get chlymidia shareing drinks with someone who has it ?

Can you get chlymidia shareing drinks with someone who has it ?

No: You can only catch chlamydia as a sexually transmitted disease, not from sharing drinks with someone. ...Read more

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How can you have a healthy relationship with someone who has borderline personality disorder?

How can you have a healthy relationship with someone who has borderline personality disorder?

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 more

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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

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