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Possible Contract Hiv
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Is it possible to contract HIV from putting penis in vagina of infected person only once or twice?
Don't know what: Most of the penis means, but it is probably unlikely. ...Read more
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?
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
Is it possible to contract HIV/AIDS from skin-to-skin contact when blood is involved? If I have a small cut on hand and stranger has small cut on hand
...: 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. Hiv can also be transmitted from mother to child. ...Read more
See answer below: There are several ways to transmit hiv. Hiv infection is typically acquired through unprotected sex (vaginal, anal, oral), sharing infected needles such as with injection drug use, or transfusion of hiv-infected blood products. Hiv infected mothers can also transmit HIV to their child during childbirth. Less common ways include transmission via using infected tools with tattooing or piercings. ...Read more
Unclear question: If you are asking if one can get HIV from other than sexual contacts, the answer is yes; for example, by sharing needles for IV drug use. If you are asking if you can get HIV from protected sex with no exchange or contact with body fluids, it is highly unlikely. If I have not answered your question, please ask it more clearly. ...Read more
No: Not unless it had a significant amount of infected secretions in it, which is somewhat distasteful to think about and likely noticed before you put it on. ...Read more
Possible to have contracted HIV from risky encounter 4 years ago given .13 neg AB and RNA tests. Current CD4 count 1,600 CD4/8 ratio 2.6.. wbc 16,000?
Is it possible to contract aids, hiv, or STDs from smoking already used cigarettes off the street?
Low risk, but the: Practice of smoking discarded butts is a very bad idea. You are exposing yourself to many infections, e.g., herpes, infectious mono, helicobacter, hpv and HIV etc. Not to mention the health risks of tobacco. Stop using tobacco in any form. See this site for HIV information. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/qa/transmission.htm. ...Read more
No: Not even if you get a "happy ending". Blood or semen needs to forced into your own tissues. In fact, massage / noninsertive sex is a great way to get the emotional satisfaction without the risk, and doing this actively / passively / mutually will expand your repertoire and make you a better lover overall. Hoping you eventually find that one special safe person for a lifetime. Best wishes. ...Read more
What is Hiv?
HIV: Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV/AIDS weakens a person's ability to fight infections. It is contracted through unprotected sex or needle sharing. An HIV test confirms diagnosis. Medications may suppress the virus and delay the onset of AIDS. http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is HIV?
Human immunodeficien: cy virus. It's a virus transmitted through blood, semen and vaginal secretions by sex, sharing needles and giving birth. The virus attacks the immune system so you're not able to fight infections, and causes inflammation inside your body which can lead to chronic diseases. Medications called ARV's trap HIV inside cells so it can't spread and to help boost immunity. More info: http://bit.ly/1J61Fe7 ...Read more
What is HIV?
Bad contagious virus: The HIV virus (it causes AIDS) attacks and destroys a critical white blood cell of the immune system: the "CD4+ T-helper" cell. With these cells knocked out, the body's immune system is crippled and left unable to fight off infections which would ordinarily be easily handled by a normal immune system. The patient gets AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, acquired immune deficiency syndrome). ...Read more
Don't wait!: Don't wait for the symptoms of HIV to show up - get tested if you could be at risk (risk factors: unprotected sex, needle sharing). A few weeks after contracting the virus, HIV causes a flu-like syndrome (fevers, malaise). Then the virus can lie dormant for years before causing life-threatening infections of the lung, brain, and other organs due to the body's damaged and decreased immunity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several ways...: "hiv is the virus that causes aids. It can be spread through unprotected sex (vaginal, anal, or oral sex) with someone who has hiv; contact with hiv-infected blood by sharing needles (piercing, tattooing, drug equipment, including needles); by hiv-infected pregnant women to their infants during pregnancy or delivery, or by breast feeding." http://www.Health.Ny.Gov/publications/9678/index.Htm. ...Read more
I wish we knew how: We have learned so much about HIV in the last 20+ years, and treatment for HIV is light years ahead of where we were even 15 years ago. But, once it integrates into cells' dna, we do not know how to dislodge it yet, so we do not know how to cure it. But the medications available today are highly effective, simpler to take, have low side effects, and should provide a near-normal life expectancy. ...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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