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Std Hiv Aids
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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
Diabetes: Please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
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
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
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
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