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Teens And High Risk Behavior
Is kissing a high-risk behavior, low-risk behavior, or a no-risk behavior for contracting hiv? I'm a high school student and i'm taking a health & physical education course. I'm having a hard time finding the answer to this question.
According : According to the center for disease control (one of the best sources for accurate information): "it depends on the type of kissing. There is no risk from closed-mouth kissing. There is an extremely low-risk from deep, open-mouth kissing if there are sores or bleeding gums and blood is exchanged. Therefore, persons living with HIV should avoid this behavior with a non-infected partner." for the sake of your homework, i'd go with no-risk. Below i've attached the cdc website on HIV transmission. Maybe you'll get extra credit for specifying the no-risk vs. Low risk behaviors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I need PEP for protected sex with a unknown status person. Worried he may do high high risk behaviors but used condoms. Two times?
Probably not: PEP decisions are made case by case, depending on details. For example, what do you mean by "may do high risk behaviors"? Also local frequency of HIV in various risk groups. With a heterosexual exposure plus condom for vaginal sex, I doubt PEP would be recommended. But you'll need to see a local HIV expert, or contact the local or state health department. ...Read more
I'm 52, never tested for hepatitis C should I get the blood test? No high risk behaviors that I can recall
Avoid white stuff: A teen with a high risk for diabetes should strive to maintain ideal body weight. Weight = height in CM -100. Not a perfect formula, but it sticks out in your mind. If you are overwheight, you want to try to get on a healthy diet. Dieticians can go for days telling you what to eat and what not to eat and how to check carbs. The most simple way - reduce foods white in color (flour based, eggs, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A group of: persons who are uninsurable by normal plans because their high risk status all but guarantees the insurance company will lose money on them...the premium pool will not be able to cover the payouts. For example, a patient with a pre-existing medical condition trying to get health insurance, or a driver with multiple driving infractions/accidents trying to get auto insurance. ...Read more
Hi I think I might be consitpated am 18weeks I feel the need to go to the bathroom but nothin happen I've made several trips to bathroom am high risk?
Prevention is better: For now you may need an enema or laxative like Dulcolax (oral or po). Prevention by drinking a lot of water, roughage in diet, walking and stool softeners (like colace 100 mg 2-3x/d). Miralax (polyethylene glycol) also works wonderfully - 1-2x/d (packet mix in drink of your choice). ...Read more
Not much: The insurance industry requires "codes" or they won't pay for a doctor's care. The codes are numbers and letters, and have a description attached. After a doctor sees a patient, he chooses a code so he can be paid by the insurer. The code is related to one of the reasons for the doctor visit. The code is just a code. This one means advice or care was related to a higher risk pregnancy. ...Read more
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