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Can fecalysis diagnose a person with std/hiv/aids?

Can fecalysis diagnose a person with std/hiv/aids?

No: No, you need blood, urine, or saliva, and you have to do specific tests. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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What is worse for the next generation - teen pregnancy + stds, hiv/aids + homosexuality?

What is worse for the next generation - teen pregnancy + stds, hiv/aids + homosexuality?

Predictions: All of the above have been around for generations except for HIV (1981). Homosexuality is only a problem of intolerance, which is one of the world's major problems, causing religious, social, economic and other conflicts. If i could predict what the next generation will find threatening perhaps i could also invest more wisely. ...Read more

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When I have blood drawn during a visit to my doctor will it be tested for STDs and hiv/aids aside from proper health functioning?

When I have blood drawn during a visit to my doctor will it be tested for STDs and hiv/aids aside from proper health functioning?

Not routinely: Routine blood test usually checks for blood count, liver/ kidney / thyroid test as well as cholesterol and diabetes screening. Usually does not include HIV and other std testing unless you request them. ...Read more

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Does the urine culture test reveal the existing of STD other than hiv/aids such as gonorrhea?

Does the urine culture test reveal the existing of STD other than hiv/aids such as gonorrhea?

Whoa: Urine culture will not reveal either HIV or gonorrhea, or syphilis or any of the other sexually transmitted diseases. Please get with your personal physician and share your concerns if you think you've caught something. Don't be shy -- he / she has heard it all many times and won't think the less of you. ...Read more

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Could I receive std, hiv, or aids from recieving oral sex?

Could I receive std, hiv, or aids from recieving oral sex?

Very possible : Transmission is possible though rare. Especially if there's a cut in the skin or mucus membrane as body fluids are exchanged. ...Read more

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I got a cut that bled a little and stung a lot. Can i contract an infection or possible an std, hiv, or aids?

Infection possible: You could get bacterial infection of the site of the wound. If would be rare for you to get any std, including HIV unless the wound was exposed to the body fluids of a person infected with any of these organisms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to catch any diseases such as STDs or stis or hiv/aids if you do not have sex or use drugs is there any other way to get a disease?

Is it possible to catch any diseases such as STDs or stis or hiv/aids if you do not have sex or use drugs is there any other way to get a disease?

Cause & source: Infectious diseases can be avoided by knowing the cause and avoiding the source. Refraining from one activity or another by itself is not the answer. You can avoid STDs by avoiding the exchange of contaminated body fluids or tissues not by avoiding sex altogether. Same with HIV, Ebola etc: understand the cause and the mode of transmission ...Read more

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If you only have 1 partner in sex & you don't use a condom is it still possible to get STDs or aids/ HIV just curious

If you only have 1 partner in sex & you don't use a condom is it still possible to get STDs or aids/ HIV just curious

Depends : Unless your partner is a virgin, you can't be a 100% sure. A few people with HIV infection appear totally healthy. You should also be concerned with human papilloma virus infection as well. If you are concerned, get some tests done. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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