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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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Does small break on outside of vaginal opening or on the vulva can transmit hiv? And does open wound outside vagina can transmit hiv? Plz please rep

HIV infected: To transmit HIV you must first be infected. Hiv is caught from body fluids such as blood and semen, not from skin, scabs, cuts, or any other surface of the visible skin. ...Read more

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Does penis wid s. Fluid pushed on outside vagina, with a healing cut on vagina can transmit hiv? No intercrs/std. And cut was not active.

Does penis wid s. Fluid pushed on outside vagina, with a healing cut on vagina can transmit hiv? No intercrs/std. And cut was not active.

HIV: Yes, this can happen if the seminal fluid contains virus and the cut is open or the fluid gets between the labia onto mucous membranes. Be careful. ...Read more

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Recently her bf ejaclt a drop/vry fw precum on outside vagina. Can transmit hiv? No std. How does vaginal inflamation increase the chances?

Recently her bf ejaclt a drop/vry fw precum on outside vagina. Can transmit hiv? No std. How does vaginal inflamation increase the chances?

Skin protects: There is no risk for HIV in the scenario you describe. Skin is a very good barrier to infection with hiv. I would be a thousand more times worried about pregnancy and other stds than HIV in this scenario. And that notes that I am not worried about other stds or pregnancy very much in this situation either. ...Read more

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Does small amount of precum on outside vagina(vulva) can transmit hiv?

Does small amount of precum on outside vagina(vulva) can transmit hiv?

Sure: If your partner is HIV positive and you were exposed to his semen then there is a risk of transmission. You should be tested. If he does not know if he is positive or negative then he can get tested too. ...Read more

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Help! I rub prostitute vagina with finger for 5 seconds through her thin underwear, which felt wet!. Can this transmit hiv? No fresh cut on that finger!

Help! I rub prostitute vagina with finger for 5 seconds through her thin underwear, which felt wet!. Can this transmit hiv? No fresh cut on that finger!

Asked and Answered: Your question has already been answered by at least three physicians and all of them have told you that you have no risk. Please ask a new question or consider being grateful that you have not contracted HIV and move on. ...Read more

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Does precum at tip of penis if pushed on outside vagina and on inner lip, but no intercrse/std can flow b2n lbia onto mucos membrane and transmit hiv?

Does precum at tip of penis if pushed on outside vagina and on inner lip, but no intercrse/std can flow b2n lbia onto mucos membrane and transmit hiv?

Yes.: Anybody fluid contact with mucus membranes can lead to HIV infection or other stds. Safe sex is the important answer here: condoms or dental dams for oral exposure. Your local health department can provide testing if you are having difficulty talking to your doctor about this. A commercial source for condoms and dental dams is babeland; google them; they can help. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Does vaginal discharge transmit HIV?

Does vaginal discharge transmit HIV?

HIV prevention: HIv is best transmitted by infected blood to a non-infected person. That said, genital tract secretions could transmit HIV. Remember HIV is a sexually transmitted disease. Barrier protection (condoms) are very valuable in prevention. Talking it out with your partner is a good idea too. ...Read more

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Could a syringe transmit hiv?

Could a syringe transmit hiv?

Absolutely: People who share needles, syringes, cookers, cottons, water, etc have a risk of sharing HIV as well as hepatitis b and c. Do not share anything (works etc) and do not backload. This is the best way to avoid these viral infections apart from stopping injection drug use entirely. ...Read more

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Does cut on vulva can transmit hiv?

HIV is hard to get: Hiv is transmitted through direct body fluids to another's body fluids. So, no, a cut, in and of itself, is not the route of transmission. Cuts usually are in a state of healing and not actively bleeding and are thus not contagious. ...Read more

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Can you transmit hiv through spitting?

Can you transmit hiv through spitting?

No: Back before we had treatment for HIV infections, it simply wasn't transmitted in homes between family members except by sex or sharing needles. Even in correctional situations in which spitting is commonplace and a means of threatening / aggression against staff, it never happened. But please don't spit on people -- you won't make friends that way; you know that. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Who can tell me why urine doesn't transmit hiv. Is there any scientific proof to back up such a statement?

Who can tell me why urine doesn't transmit hiv. Is there any scientific proof to back up such a statement?

Studies back it up: In general, there are many studies that show that HIV does not transmit through certain body fluids such as saliva, urine, feces, sweat, tears, or vomitus. An exception would be if any of these secretions were tainted with blood. ...Read more

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Can a fresh blood on the glove that had been exposed for a minute or less transmit hiv to my newly prick finger. Med tech didn't change gloves?

Can a fresh blood on the glove that had been exposed for a minute or less transmit hiv to my newly prick finger. Med tech didn't change gloves?

OnlyIfHivPositive &: It is only possible if the blood is from an HIV Positive person and it has come in contact with open wound of your finger. Even then the chances are minimal if the wound was a prick finger with a needle ...Read more

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My blood taken for blood test widout wearing gloves, he used new injection, removed d cover&placed it on table before taking blood.is transmit HIV to me?

My blood taken for blood test widout wearing gloves, he used new injection, removed d cover&placed it on table before taking blood.is transmit HIV to me?

Unlikely: Unless the table was recently contaminated with HIV infected blood (within hours) and the needle touches the table, there is no risk. Nonetheless, the hygienic practice can be improved. ...Read more

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During blooddrawn, nurse put reused cotton piece in the surface above the nurve where the syringe is inserted b4 removing the syringe, this transmit hiv?

HIV: Reusing medical equipment of any sort from patient to patient is inappropriate. If the cotton had fresh blood on it from an HIV+ patient it is conceivable, but not likely, that this could transmit the virus, but this would be close to impossible. ...Read more

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What bodily fluids do and do no transmit hiv?

What bodily fluids do and do no transmit hiv?

HIV is hard to get: Vaginal and penile secretions and blood are the most common fluids that transmit hiv. One has to be in direct contact with mucous membranes (those tissues that line the gut and vagina) or direct blood to blood exposure like that from sharing direct vein to vein drug needles.

Hiv is not caught through normal skin. It is not caught by touching or being around someone with hiv. ...Read more

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Can mosquitoes transmit HIV to another person?

Can mosquitoes transmit HIV to another person?

Has not occurred.: Mosquitoes are not a vector for HIV. The virus is too fragile to remain alive in a mosquito. ...Read more

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Can you transmit HIV to your parter and not be infected?

Can you transmit HIV to your parter and not be infected?

No: You cannot transmit HIV if you are not infected. You can however transmit it if you are infected but do not have any symptoms. If in doubt both you and your partner(s) should be tested. ...Read more

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Can 2 lesbians transmit HIV to each other?

Theoretically: Could they? Yes. Do they? Hardly ever. For one thing, HIV infection is rare among lesbians. Those who do have it usually got it either from sex with men or from sharing needles, not from sex with women. Hypothetically, HIV could be spread through lesbian sex. For example, one partner could get infected through oral contact with menstrual blood or vaginal secretions from an infected partner. ...Read more

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Does exposure to infected blood always transmit hiv?

Does exposure to infected blood always transmit hiv?

Not Always: Exposure to most body fluids — especially blood & genital fluids — from a person with HIV has the potential to transmit the virus. If you have had an exposure discuss the details of that exposure with an expert — ideally within the first 24 hours. Steps can be taken in the first few days of an exposure to prevent lifelong infection with hiv. Locate a test/treatment site near you at www.Hivtest. Org. ...Read more

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Is true that saliva with high load can transmit hiv?

HIV: Unlikely to transmit HIV through saliva because the enzymes destroy the virus. Oral transmission occurs through blood or semen reaching the tonsils, mucous membranes or lymph nodes behind the front of the mouth where saliva is located. Anything can happen, but this is very unlikely to be transmitted through saliva. ...Read more

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Why is it that urine can't transmit hiv? Is there a specific reason why?

Not in urine: Most infections stay only in certain tissues(example would be herpes) and are not transmitted through the urine. Hiv can be transmitted through breast milk however. It is uncommon for infections to be transmitted through urine perhaps because of its acidic property. ...Read more

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Can a trace amount of blood on a kitten claw transmit HIV after 5 minutes? Does HIV die with contact to the air for 4-5 minutes.

Can a trace amount of blood on a kitten claw transmit HIV after 5 minutes? Does HIV die with contact to the air for 4-5 minutes.

Whose blood?: If it was the cat's blood, there is no risk. If it was the blood of an HIV infected person the risk is still minimal unless the cats paw inoculated the infected blood into your skin. If you have doubts, you may get an HIV nucleic acid test in 3-4 months. ...Read more

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Can French kiss transmit HIV and when's the best time to get a reliable and accurate result? My last exposure (kiss) was last month 12 aug 2014

Can French kiss transmit HIV and when's the best time to get a reliable and accurate result? My last exposure (kiss) was last month 12 aug 2014

No: Saliva alone cannot transmit HIV. If the person had open sores in mouth or bleeding gums a small chance exists. Get tested in about 1 more months if the person had open sores otherwise not necessary.

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REP! Does swlw significant amt of precum can transmit HIV witht any open cut/inflm? Any dcumntd case of gttng HIV solely by sgnfcnt precum? No ejcultN

Semen and HIV: Yes, Semen to your internal body fluids and blood stream can infect you with HIV. Semen to your hand cannot infect you with HIV. What are you not understanding here? One virus is one virus. HIV in semen is HIV in semen. HIV can be transmitted with sexual contact. Ejaculation is not the risk. HIV infected semen is the risk. ...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


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