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Risk Getting Hiv
Anal intercourse: Receptive anal intercourse is by its nature the most risky sexual practice for HIV transmission. While it is fairly common among both male-male and male-female couples, men who have sex with men and take different roles have been a population at extra risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can I get HIV by just rubbing the body and will my risk to get HIV decreased if I am wearing 2 condoms when intercourse? Thanks for your answer.
Indication are that it reduces the risk of getting HIV. What happens if you do get exposed? Does the virus still stay inside the body like herpes?
What is the risk of getting HIV from a tendon graft harvested from a cadaver? Should I get tested to be safe? Is at home test ok?
Had anal sex, condom broke, he took out and didn't finish. He didn't even get it all in me. What are the risk of getting Hiv? (he said he is clean
Get checked: Although the risk is small it is worth getting checked to be sure. It will spare you worrying unnecessarily and on the off chance that you get contract HIV it will allow you to get prompt, effective treatment. Check the internet for clinics that serve gay men near you for low fee and usually first rate services. ...Read more
Is the risk of getting HIV from anal sex higher than viginal sex? And if the female is HIV positive is there any chance for me not to get infected?
U R @ risk for STD:
Wound or no woulds in the buccal mucosa; you are always at risk for std's; especially in today's promiscuous environment.
The only way to ensure this would not happen is to have a very longterm relationship with an honorable partner who has been repeatedly tested negative; and whom you know is otherwise non-promiscuous by history. Although socially unpopular, best health is provided by celebacy. ...Read more
If I had unsafe sex for 15 minutes and I ejaculated in the outside will I still at risk of getting hiv?
High risk behavior?: Your query implies high risk behavior that puts you in contact with a variety of bodily fluids. Take extra precautions please! If you don't trust the contact individual in question, then DON'T take a chance! If you think you've been exposed, get tested NOW & start treatment if positive. And, please be responsible not to put others at risk if you may even remotely have chanced an infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't have unprotected sex or inject needles, what's the risk of getting hiv? Like from outside the body in the environment, is there any other way?
No risk, no worries: HIV is not transmitted by contact with the virus or infected blood or body fluids in the environment. The virus is fragile and dies quickly outside the body, and large amounts of it must have contact with susceptible cells deep inside the body. Choose your sex partners wisely, use condoms for new or potentially unsafe partners, and never share drug injection equipment, and you'll never get HIV. ...Read more
Be more specific: Have you had a continuous cold for 6 months plus a cold sore? If you have had an active HIV infection, you would be much sicker by now. Neither of these symptoms is specific for hiv. I suspect that your cold may be from an allergic condition and the cold sore is a separate condition many people get. It's time to consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I bought new earrings off ebay and didn't clean them. One of my ears bled when I was putting it on, what are my risk of getting HIV from the earrings?
Almost zero: If the risk of HIV infection after a needlestick injury with an hiv-contaminated hollow-bore needle, is approximately 0, 37% (or one chance out of 370), the risk of getting contaminated by a new earring is infinitesimal. I would say like the same risk of winning the jack pot of mega million lotto. Hope your earrings look nice: enjoy them, you are safe! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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