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Doctor insights on: My Sister Is Hiv Postive And My Dog Gets Into The Trash And Eats Her Used Tampons It It Possible For My Dog To Contract Hiv And Or Give It To Me

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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I have a HIV. .. I think. I am freaking out. .. I slept with a girl when I was drunk I did put a condom. .. then took it off. .. later the next day I found her tampon full of blood. .. it was a one night thing now she went away I don't know her status. .

I have a HIV. .. I think. I am freaking out. .. I slept with a girl when I was drunk I did put a condom. .. then took it off. .. later the next day I found her tampon full of blood. .. it was a one night thing now she went away I don't know her status. .

Deep breath, and ex-: Hale. Now, if you develop a flu like illness with fever (get a thermometer) of 101 or higher in the next few weeks, go c ur doc and get tested for the acute phase of HIV infection, including antivirals, if indicated. Otherwise you will need to wait for a few months for testing. In the mean time, practice safe sex and try to get a sexual history from your sex partner. ...Read more

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I shared a mineral/salt bath with someone who was on their period. They were wesring a tampon. Is there any risk of std or hiv transmission?

I shared a mineral/salt bath with someone who was on their period. They were wesring a tampon. Is there any risk of std or hiv transmission?

Nearly no: It is very very unlikely that any microorganism would be transmitted in the situation you described.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Help! My little sister is trying to use a tampon for the first time. She's having trouble. . . Well. . . Finding where it goes. Advice I can give her?

Help! My little sister is trying to use a tampon for the first time. She's having trouble. . . Well. . . Finding where it goes. Advice I can give her?

Teaching the young: This is not a normal question for a doctor. Usually mothers or older siblings teach the younger females the standard ways that periods are managed. I am surprised you did not just help her as her older sister? ...Read more

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I'm a restaurant busser, I have dyshidrotic eczema onhands. It gives me skin cracks and I'm worried about HIV risk from saliva from working with food?

I'm a restaurant busser, I have dyshidrotic eczema onhands. It gives me skin cracks and I'm worried about HIV risk from saliva from working with food?

No risk: Saliva is a very poor HIV transmitter. Your best bet is to keep your skin healthy and moisturized. Since you have eczema, you are at increased risk of dry and cracked skin. You must apply hypoallergenic moisturizer after handwashing to reduce irritation. You might also consider wearing gloves if this weighs on you psychologically. ...Read more

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How likely is HIV infection from giving oral sex without climax to a unknown male while having food burn on top of mouth.

How likely is HIV infection from giving oral sex without climax to a unknown male while having food burn on top of mouth.

Not much: Any disruption of the normal integrity of the skin or mucous membranes (like in the mouth) can provide an entry for the virus. The virus can be transmitted in the semen. Even without climax, there can be small amounts of secretions that can leak out. But how likely will you get it? Can't say for sure but it's probably a low risk. Best to know the HIV status of your partner. Have him checked for HIV ...Read more

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Hi Dear My sister has hiv+ for about 20 years I' ve tested 3 times and the result was negative how to make sure I am ready to get married? Age 29

What are you asking?: You are ready to get married when you have found someone that common sense, and the sensible people who care about you, tells you that you can be happy with. I trust you have some accomplishments toward career goals and that you like and are compatible with this person. Discuss things with your future partner beforehand, with complete candor. Your sister's HIV status is not a factor. ...Read more

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Hi doc I want to know my sister son is hiv & they used same razor blade with my son, is my son hiv he used it 2second after him?

Hi doc I want to know my sister son is hiv & they used same razor blade with my son, is my son hiv he used it 2second after him?

Low risk: HIV is most commonly passed by sexual intercourse or a blood transfusion. Using the same razor is not wise but the risk of passing HIV is low. Have him tested. All the best. ...Read more

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I learnt the antiretroviral drug for HIV is free. So how come living with it is expensive? My sister has HIV and there's no money. Will she die

I learnt the antiretroviral drug for HIV is free. So how come living with it is expensive? My sister has HIV and there's no money. Will she die

Where do you live?: It's hard to answer without knowing where you live. In most developed countries, antiretroviral therapy is available to people who need it, regardless of their ability to pay. Treating HIV is expensive, but it doesn't have to be expensive for the person who has it. ...Read more

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My sister is 40yrs and she hiv positive she always feel bloated and always vomits thick whitish plenum? She is on job treatment cd4 of 56

My sister is 40yrs and she hiv positive she always feel bloated and always vomits thick whitish plenum? She is on job treatment cd4 of 56

Get checked: She should be checked for TB and MAI - risk of TB is very high in South Africa. With her CD4 count under 100, she could have cryptosporidiosis, microsporidiosis, CMV reactivation. Check stool studies for these conditions even stool AFB. My main concern would be ruling out TB - when did she start antiretrovirals? She could have immune reconstitution, when an existent problem emerges. ...Read more

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Are there any illnesses that could have same symptoms of hiv/aids? My sister is in hospital on life support & I believe she has hiv.

Are there any illnesses that could have same symptoms of hiv/aids? My sister is in hospital on life support & I believe she has hiv.

There are...: Some illnesses that overlap in symptoms but testing for HIV is quick and accurate. Knowledge of that result can be potentially lifesaving in therapeutic options. Hope things work out. ...Read more

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My friend tried entercourse I'm a virgin and he tried poke me once it ached and then fingered me and then used protection on me can that give u hiv?

No: You won't get HIV from being touched with a hand, or from semen or other secretio if it is in a condom. I'm glad you're being careful as you enter into this new kind of relationship. I hope your personal physician is supportive and sympathetic. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I get HIV from giving head?

Can I get HIV from giving head?

...: Hiv is transmitted via blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk and any other body fluid containing blood. Unprotected sex is a risk factor. Anal sex is riskier than vaginal sex which is riskier than oral sex. Sharing needles and "works" can transmit hiv. If concerned about acquiring HIV talk to md about testing. ...Read more

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Is 3dot rapid HIV test gives accurate results?

Depends: There are better tests available now. The so called 3 dot tests depends on the presence of antibodies and may not turn positive for up to a year after the infection. All positive results need to be confirmed. Test for HIV nucleic acid is more sensitive and specific however, even this test also may not turn positive for about 6 weeks after infection. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV by giving or getting oral sex??

Can you get HIV by giving or getting oral sex??

Probably: It's been demonstrated in non-human primates, but in large epidemiologic studies it's much less risky than other practices in which body fluids are exchanged. There are anti-HIV substances in saliva and this may be part of the explanation. You can share syphilis, gonorrhea, and herpes doing this stuff. That's enough reason to be careful. ...Read more

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My sister wanted to know if tampons could cause a uti?

My sister wanted to know if tampons could cause a uti?

Possible: Irritation or injury to the vagina or urethra caused by sexual intercourse, douching, tampons or feminine deodorants can give bacteria a chance to invade and cause UTI. ...Read more

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If I ate food made by HIV infected person, am I at risk?

If I ate food made by HIV infected person, am I at risk?

No: Hiv is spread by body fluids (such as blood) passing between people. This type of exchange does not happen in food preparation. ...Read more

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Is we get hiv if there is fresh blood on any food?? from eating it

Essentially no: There is little risk of getting HIV from the situation you described. See this site for more information.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/basics/transmission.html ...Read more

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Does your blood clog when you give blood if you think you have HIV?

Does your blood clog when you give blood if you think you have HIV?

Blood Clotting: HIV?: Nope. Blood clots happen for a lot of reasons but having HIV is not one of them. I would be interested to know why you picked this out of the hat when there are a ton of reasons for blood to clot, most importantly that is what nature intended if blood is outside of the body. ...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


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