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What's the chance of HIV transmission from using mouthwash?

What's the chance of HIV transmission from using mouthwash?

HIV is Hard to Get: There is no chance of getting HIV by using mouthwash. Hiv is transmitted by direct exposure from semen to blood or blood to blood among humans. It does not live in air or fluids such as water or mouthwash. ...Read more

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Transmission (Definition)

In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of ...Read more


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Can my cat spread the human scabies mite?

Can my cat spread the human scabies mite?

Doubtful: Animals ; pets carry different scabies mites. Scabies mites that live on pets are different from the ones found on humans. But, mites on pets may be transmitted to you from an infested pet. They can burrow under your skin resulting in itching. This type of mite will not reproduce on you ; should die within several days. You won't require medication but your animal needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Can physical barriers stop the transmission of the yersinia?

Can physical barriers stop the transmission of the yersinia?

Plague: Yersinia pestis, the cause of plague, only transmits from person to person via the respiratory route from a patient with pneumonic plague. Respiratory precautions are needed. ...Read more

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What are the chances of transmiting aids through sores in the mouth?

What are the chances of transmiting aids through sores in the mouth?

HIV: If infectious fluids are introduced in the mouth and there are ulcers in the mucosa (lining), it is easier to transmit the HIV virus. ...Read more

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What has CDC recommended to prevent transmission of sars in households?

What has CDC recommended to prevent transmission of sars in households?

CDC says...: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/guidance/i/patients_home.htm i'll let you read it rather than summarize. If you don't get it (i think its in lay terms, i can recapitulate it). ...Read more

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Is there a chance of HIV transmission by sex fluid contact below the pectinate lining of anus ?

Is there a chance of HIV transmission by sex fluid contact below the pectinate lining of anus ?

Get tested: It is possible, especially if there was a break in the skin where infected body fluid contacted. If you have any doubt get tested. ...Read more

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Can HIV infection occur from splash exposure of conjunctiva with HIV infected blood?

Can HIV infection occur from splash exposure of conjunctiva with HIV infected blood?

Yes: Research suggests that the risk of HIV infection in this way is extremely small. A very small number of people - usually in a healthcare setting - have become infected with HIV as a result of blood splashes in the eye. http://bit.ly/lrct39. ...Read more

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What is the mode of transmission of vaginal tuberculosis?

Droplet spread: Usuaully bacteria is spread by droplets in the air. Coughing sneezing etc can make it spread and usually it happens in crowded places or being in contact with a known person who has it. It usually enters the body through the lungs and from there can go to any organ including the vagina. ...Read more

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Is there any statistics for HIV1/HIV2 ratio in all HIV world?i.e %80 of HIV infected people carry HIV1?

Is there any statistics for HIV1/HIV2 ratio in all HIV world?i.e %80 of HIV infected people carry HIV1?

HIV: HIV 1 is more prevalent in the US and Europe and HIV 2 are more prevalent in Africa. But there are no statistics because a big portion of the population does not even know their HIV status. HIV is now increasing in the 16 years old to 25 years old, despite education most people are having sex without protection and also there is an increase in multiple sex partners. Misconception medications cure. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of getting trichomoniasis from an inanimate object?

What is the likelihood of getting trichomoniasis from an inanimate object?

Slim to none: The only way i can see that happening is if you were sharing sex toys (dildos) with a woman who was infected, and used the toy immediately after she did. ...Read more

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What are the other ways to prevent transmission of herpes virus type2 aside from abstinence and condom?

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What are the other ways to prevent transmission of herpes virus type2 aside from abstinence and condom?

Not 100%: If you have frequent outbreaks, suppressive medication can be used to reduce the risk of transmission; however, since the risk reduction is not 100%, it is hard to make this recommendation. ...Read more

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What kind of scabies mites live on pets ? And what kind lives on human ? Can a pet be infested with the human mites ?

Mite Type: Dogs can develop canine scabies caused by sarcoptes scabiei canis. People can be infected by sarcoptes scabiei hominis. Scabies infestations in wild animals ; other domestic animals come from different sarcoptes scabiei subspecies. To the best of my understanding mites of one subspecies will die fairly quickly when they attach to a different type of animal. ...Read more

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Could mosquito bites or bugs spread aids in human beings?

Could mosquito bites or bugs spread aids in human beings?

No: insects / mosquitos are not vectors for HIV. The virus is too fragile to remain alive in the body of a mosquito. ...Read more

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Pathogenesis effect of hydrophobia on rabies?

Pathogenesis effect of hydrophobia on rabies?

Here's why: Animals with rabies cannot swallow their saliva and this make them more likely to transmit the infectious agent via a bite. The disease also makes them want to bite others by damaging the brain. So the different aspects of the infection work together to transmit it. ...Read more

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What is the risk from open wound to wound contact in terms of HIV transmission?

What is the risk from open wound to wound contact in terms of HIV transmission?

Moist transmission: Hiv virus is best transmitted when there is contact between someone with the disease who has an open wound or whose moist mucous membranes (mouth, penis, vagina, anus) comes in direct contact with some one elses open wound or moist mucous membranes.The virus must stay in a moist environment to be transmitted. Toilet seats, door knobs, etc. Will not allow transmission.A moist environment is key ! ...Read more

Mite (Definition)

Any of various small or minute arachnids of the order acarina that are often parasitic on animals and plants, infest stored food products, and in ...Read more