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Risk Getting Hiv
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 more
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 more
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 more
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I'm sorry to ask the same question but something went wrong. Does taking prednisone for eczema increase the risk of getting hiv?
If someone with HIV had a small cut on their hand that was slightly bleeding and they changed a baby's diaper, could baby be at risk of getting HIV?
If baby ok....: So if the baby's skin is intact, meaning no diaper rash, irritation, minor cuts or sores, then the baby is not going to be infected. Intact skin is excellent protection. However, if there is open skin, raw areas, cuts, etc, the potential exists, albeit a small risk. Face it, you can get HIV from a needle poke - that's a tiny exposure. If in doubt, someone else can change the diaper! ...Read more
I took a blowjob from a female, she used Listerine washing mouth before and after blowjob. I ejaculated on her mouth finally. Any risk of getting HIV?
Yes: Though low. If she has oral lesions on sores you could increase the risk. Ejaculating outside her mouth would reduce her risk. ...Read more
Doctor I usually have weak erection during sex, and I also use condom. I want to know wether if my weak erection can reduce my risk of geting hiv?
HIV transfer: You get HIV infection by direct transfer of semen or secretion. It has nothing to do with strong or weak erection. If the erection is weak but the partner has infection, and you with no condom, you'll get it. Your condom protects from direct transfer of secretion. Always have protected sex if you don't know your partner. ...Read more
I've lost my virginity 4 days ago with a sexworker but it was vaginal sex amd unprotected am I at big risk of getting HIV infection? Please reassure me
I heard people with genital herpes have a higher risk of getting HIV is that true but I didn't have sex in year but should I b worried?
Hello doc, can Having an STD increases your risk of getting HIV even when you use a condom during sex? .please explain, I need to know. Thanks
Yes: Having an STD does increase one's chance of contracting HIV in two main ways: By developing a lesion in genital region which would provided the entry point for teh virus to penetrate body and causing an immune response (due to STD) would make the new immune cells vulnerable to attack by HIV which mainly infects these. ...Read more
I received a handjob at a massage parlor, am I at risk of getting HIV or other std. No cuts on her hand. Touched and licked her breasts for a brief time?
Hello...dr... Anal fingered a girl and wet same finger with my toung. To lubricate. Am I at risk of getting HIV. I am worried. As I have stomach ulcer?
Small risk: I'm going to make this as simple as I can but it will be gross. Putting your finger in someone's anal area and licking it is the same as eating their poop just in smaller amount. Your stomach can handle a lot bec it has a lot of acid that will break things down so usually won't cause you a problem other than if the partner had diarrhea or other infectious GI issues. Think before you do anything ...Read more
I was bitten by someone who's HIV positive and I got a welt. It was through my sweater. Is there any risk of me getting hiv?
Nope: Of course not. Infections have to be caught from someone else; they are not manufactured. No risk. ...Read more
Is there risk 4 HIV when get poked wirh needle in train sit. I got little red in my butt. I can not see whole syringe. Whatif needle is hollow type?
I accedentally touched my penis tip to pillow containing dried mosquito blood. What risk I have to get hiv. Plz rply asap im scared. Thnk u.
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 from her body on that door and it got into your penis, the odds are very unlikely. ...Read more
So kissing a girl that has a bloody cut on her lip does that put a great risk for me to get HIV an hep if I can taste blood? Or a very low risk
"very low risk": The question being asked is "great risk" or "very low risk", with a typical girl. The CDC says that in 2010, there were ~2000 new cases of HIV in the U.S. in young women. If that happens year after year, we could end up with over 20-30, 000 young women in the U.S. with HIV. There are about 35 million young women in the U.S., which means better than 999 out of 1000 young women DON'T have HIV. ...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