Possible contract hiv - Doctor answers
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
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