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If a person is HIV+ and has molluscum contagiosum, does their molluscum contain/is able to spread HIV through non sexual contact?

If a person is HIV+ and has molluscum contagiosum, does their molluscum contain/is able to spread HIV through non sexual contact?

Probably not, but...: ...perhaps it would be possible, especially if an MC lesion had been treated or handled and was bleeding. However, nonsexual contact of any kind almost never transmits HIV. If any doubt, check with the infected person's HIV doctor. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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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Would a newborn baby be at any risk living with someone infected with the HIV virus?

Would a newborn baby be at any risk living with someone infected with the HIV virus?

No: Unless being breast fed by an hiv+ mother or sexually abused a newborn baby is unlikely to acquire HIV from casual contact with an hiv+ person. This is not a disease which is easy to get. It requires some form of intimate contact. ...Read more

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Does being HIV positive or aids infected prevent someone from getting her greencard?

Does being HIV positive or aids infected prevent someone from getting her greencard?

Not any longer: Hiv status is no longer listed under the cdc communicable diseases of public health significance that are considered by the us citizenship and immigration services. It was removed as of january 4, 2010. http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=1a05cc5222ff5210vgnvcm100000082ca60arcrd&vgnextchannel=68439c7755cb9010vgnvcm10000045f3d6a1rcrd. ...Read more

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My friend works with HIV positive children and is in contact with them without any protection. How long before she catches it?

My friend works with HIV positive children and is in contact with them without any protection. How long before she catches it?

Will NOT!!: Hiv is not transmitted casually, and contact with people who have HIV disease is quite safe. In order to become infected there must be intimate exchange of body fluids through sex, shared needle use, organ transplantation, blood transfusion, etc. Your friend is doing the children and the community a great service, and thankfully she is not at risk of becoming ill because of it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to catch aids from a newborn baby who has aids from his mother?

Is it possible to catch aids from a newborn baby who has aids from his mother?

No!: Hiv which causes aids is passed through exposure to HIV infected blood or sexually. In addition, if the baby was treated with medications during delivery the chance of the baby having HIV is very low. This makes it pretty hard for you to contract HIV from a baby. ...Read more

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What are the chances of catching HIV or aids when performing 5min oral sex to female unknown if she has HIV or aids?

What are the chances of catching HIV or aids when performing 5min oral sex to female unknown if she has HIV or aids?

Very Low: The risk of contracting HIV from oral sex on a female is very low. However, if there is open sores present on either partner or blood present, then the chances increase slightly. Determining an actual percentage risk is difficult, as many couple use oral sex as a lead up to anal or vaginal sex, which has a higher risk of exposure. ...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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Is it possible to catch aids from a newborn baby (while caring for the baby) if the mother has aids?

Is it possible to catch aids from a newborn baby (while caring for the baby) if the mother has aids?

Very difficult.: With proper hygiene, and by wearing gloves for any contact with blood or body fluids, a caregiver would have very little chance of catching HIV from an infant. ...Read more

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Could I get HIV infected from sharing straw with HIV+ person? Any risk for this action?

Could I get HIV infected from sharing straw with HIV+ person? Any risk for this action?

Absolutely not: During the old days when we had no treatment for HIV, families kissed, hugged, and shared more than straws with HIV-positive members, and NOT ONE family member caught the disease from anything other than sex or needle sharing. ...Read more

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If I have open sores on my hands! can glove removal transmitt infection if patient has hep c or HIV or any disease?

If I have open sores on my hands! can glove removal transmitt infection if patient has hep c or HIV or any disease?

YES: When working with patients infected or otherwise, you need to follow universal precautions. If you have open sores on hands all the more reason to be careful. You could obtain infection and you could transmit infections too. And answering your question - yes with open sores the risk of infection is high and even higher with hep b, hep c and hiv. ...Read more

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I had been tested positive for herpes simplex type 1.Can it spread by sharing food without an outbreak ?Example like taking her food with my spoon?

I had been tested positive for herpes simplex type 1.Can it spread by sharing food without an outbreak ?Example like taking her food with my spoon?

Low risk: While possible, the risk is low. Some people do shed a low level of herpes virus when when there are no lesions. Risk of transmission can be lowered if she takes lysine 100mg daily. She may also take Acyclovir which is a prescription anti-viral that reduces shedding. But also you may already have been exposed to the virus. At least 50% of people have by the time they are 20. Most don't realize it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get aids from contact with someone's pee that has aids?

Is it possible to get aids from contact with someone's pee that has aids?

No: There has to be two conditions for HIV to infect another person. #1 the virus needs to enter the person's blood. #2. The virus needs to be in a high enough concentration to infect the person. The only 4 body fluids where HIV is in high enough concentration to infect another are: blood, semen, vaginal secretions and milk. Urine does not have an HIV concentration high enough to infect. ...Read more

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Can i get aids from sharing asame whistle with an HIV infected person?

Can i get aids from sharing asame whistle with an HIV infected person?

No: There is no risk of transmission of HIV to you from blowing your friends whistle. Even if your friend had a minute amount of blood on the whistle from some serious blowing, HIV is a very fragile virus and would not survive in the environment to even have the possibility of being infective. Rest assured. Take care. ...Read more

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When somebody is infected with HIV today, can that person transmit the virus after 3 days to somebody else with oral sex?

When somebody is infected with HIV today, can that person transmit the virus after 3 days to somebody else with oral sex?

Depends: If the oral sex includes ejaculation of semen into the oral cavity past the tongue and onto the back of the throat and tonsils, absolutely (assuming the acute increase in viral load associated with early infection has occurred). If this was oral sex on a woman the answer is that transmission by that route is highly improbable. Go and get tested. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more