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Is it possible to contract HIV from an uninfected person?

Is it possible to contract HIV from an uninfected person?

No.: A person who does not have HIV (an HIV unifected person) cannot give / spread HIV to someone else. Hiv is a viral infection. It is not "made/conceived" by people. It is spread from person to person by sharing needles or body fluids in sexual acts. An uninfected person cannot give HIV to others. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to contract HIV from pre-cum?

Is it possible to contract HIV from pre-cum?

Yes: Any penetration with an individual carries a risk of passage of the HIV virus. Protection is a good idea in any event but mandatory if you are having sex with an infected person. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract HIV from a virgin girl?

Define virgin: Over the years I find changing interpretations of this term. If a girl has had no form of sexual contact with another person, male or female, I think it unlikely she could give you hiv. However, it does not take vaginal intercourse to acquire or spread hiv. Any other form of sexual contact that the girl had with any infected partner could change the answer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract HIV from french kissing?

Is it possible to contract HIV from french kissing?

Yes: The aids virus, hiv, has been detected in saliva and at least theoretically could be transmitted by exchange of saliva during kissing. This is a low probability route of infection as compared to unprotected sex, but it is at least theoretically possible. I'm not aware of any case reports of such transmission. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract HIV or hepatitis from a used needle?

Is it possible to contract HIV or hepatitis from a used needle?

Yes, possible: Yes, it is possible to contract HIV and/or Hepatitis B or C if you are sharing used needles with someone who already has these infections. This is one of the ways HIV and hepatitis are contracted. The other way is through unprotected sex. Would recommend that you get tested for HIV and Hepatitis B & C if you are sharing used needles. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract HIV from someone else if you have an oral piercing?

Is it possible to contract HIV from someone else if you have an oral piercing?

Question not clear: It is always possible to contract HIV but only by some form of very intimate contact. If you have a tongue piercing which has not fully healed and you engage in oral sex with ejaculate in your oral cavity from an individual with HIV disease the answer is yes. Conceivably the same thing might take place if you had oral sex with a woman who had HIV in her vaginal secretions before tongue healed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract HIV if a stranger touches this with their open wound?

Wimpy virus: Hiv is best transmitted through moist mucous membrane to moist mucous membrane contact or into an open wound such as via a needlestick or blood splash. If they touch your intact skin with their open wound, the risk of transmission is almost 0. The virus does very poorly when exposed to air so catching it from toilet seats and door knobs of course is not possible. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract HIV or aids from drinking after someone who most likely has it?

Is it possible to contract HIV or aids from drinking after someone who most likely has it?

HIV is hard to get: Nope. There is zero risk. And that answer is 100% sincere and accurate. Hiv is not transmitted casually. It does not survive on 'objects' if it is present. It is not caught from saliva or from kissing. In the whole world there is no reported case of HIV transmission through casual contact. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract HIV from touching a woman's vagina covered by her panty?

Likely not.: Hiv is spread by direct exchange of infected body fluids. If panties prevented exchange of body fluids, then the possibility of spreading HIV is very very low. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract HIV from wearing dirty boxers and your mouth touching the dirty boxers?

Is it possible to contract HIV from wearing dirty boxers and your mouth touching the dirty boxers?

No: I'm sorry if somebody made you frightened. I hope you'll always love wisely and safely, and never do needle drugs. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract HIV or any STD from itching your eye?

Is it possible to contract HIV or any STD from itching your eye?

Unlikely: Hiv is only transmitted by exposure to blood, usually through a break in the skin or in a mucous membrane during sexual contact. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract HIV from a open wound on your penis touching your own toilet at home?

Wimpy Virus: It is important to remember that viruses like hepc, HIV and others are strings of proteins that are connected by very weak bonds. They require many things to stay active and need living cells to reproduce and survive. Unless there was gross blood, mucous or some other organic substance on that toilet seat and it got into your penis, the odds are very unlikely. Urine is mostly water so low risk. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract HIV from putting penis in vagina of infected person only once or twice?

Is it possible to contract HIV from putting penis in vagina of infected person only once or twice?

Yes: See this site for more information on HIV transmission.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/basics/transmission. Html. ...Read more

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I work as a Massage Therapist and I was wondering if its possible to contract HIV or Hepatitis C from giving an infected person a massage?

I work as a Massage Therapist and I was wondering if its possible to contract HIV or Hepatitis C from giving an infected person a massage?

No: The risk is too low to measure. In the old days, HIV simply wasn't passed within families from cuddling, bathing, etc., etc., etc. Hepatitis C discordant couples usually do not transmit the infection even after decades of unprotected sex. Hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Drops of blood dried on glass not very big cleaned with soap and water is it possible to contract HIV or hep from it? Then washed hands after scratch?

Drops of blood dried on glass not very big cleaned with soap and water is it possible to contract HIV or hep from it? Then washed hands after scratch?

Unlikely: For there to be any risk, blood would have to have HIV or hepatitis virus in it. The process of drying would inactivate some of the virus. If you wore gloves while cleaning, the risk would be near zero. If you scratched you hand while cleaning and the blood had virus in it, there would be some but low risk. It is not feasible to give a more exact answer. ...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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