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Ways To Get Hiv
...: Hiv is transmitted via blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk and any other body fluid containing blood. Unprotected sex is a risk factor. Anal sex is riskier than vaginal sex which is riskier than oral sex. Sharing needles and "works" can transmit hiv. Hiv is a treatable medical condition that people can live with for many years like other chronic medical conditions.See 1 more doctor answer
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
HIV infection: I would want to know what you mean specifically by 'body fluid'. But, if you include vaginal fluids, semen, fresh blood then besides that no.
Other ways to get OHL besides HIV? Cause I don't smoke or drink and my partner in question is HIV Negative. What should I do? What could it be?
Almost always HIV: Caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and occurs in persons who are immunocompromised. OHL usually arises secondary to HIV/AIDS. Its a rare event to have OHL associated with any other type of immunosuppressed state unless we are talking organ transplant because they are taking meds that suppress. Its even more rare to have a totally healthy person develop OHL. Have your partner get retested.
Very unlikely: That would be a very unusual way to get infected. However, HIV can be transmitted through breast milk, so don't suck if she's lactating. Hiv is transmitted mainly through sexual intercourse, but can also be transmitted through oral sex (you doing it to her, not the other way around).See 1 more doctor answer
What are the possible ways you can get infected with HIV hep b&c i work drawing blood and i always use gloves and wash my hands very often.?
Good practice: This is more than enough to protect you, so long as you do not stick yourself with the needle.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes, several ways: The most common way to get HIV is thru unprotected sexual intercourse. However, other ways include sharing hiv-infected needles (often associated with using illegal injection drugs, rarely with tattooing but possible), receiving infected blood transfusions or blood products (though the blood supply is screened thoroughly these days), and passing HIV from mother to child thru breastfeeding.See 1 more doctor answer
Blood or body fluid: Exchange of infectious blood or body fluids is the mode of transmission for HIV, typically by sexual contact, contaminated intravenous needles or blood products, or from mother to child during child birth. If you are concerned, you should get tested. Newer testing methods may be as easy as a swab from the inside of your cheek.
Not many, but...: There aren't too many reasons why someone should not getting HIV tested, but if someone has never been sexually active, nor have ever had a blood transfusion, nor ever used injection drugs, then perhaps there is no need to do HIV testing. However, it may be worthwhile for everyone to know their HIV status before becoming entering any sexual relationship.
Low risk: If you are using protection properly and not engaging in frequent risky behaviors/promiscuity, then the risk is extremely low. It is not zero, however. It is more of a statistical possibility.See 1 more doctor answer
Wimpy Virus: It is important to remember that viruses like hepc, HIV and others are strings of proteins that are connected by very weak bonds. They require many things to stay active and need living cells to reproduce and survive. Unless there was gross blood, mucous or some other organic substance on that thumbtack and it got into your mouth, anus, vagina or an open wound, the odds are very unlikely.See 1 more doctor answer
Very rare: HIV transmission by oral sex is very rare. One estimate is that if one partner has HIV, penile to oral averages one transmission for every 10,000 events, 1 in 20,000 mouth to penis. These are equivalent to giving or receiving BJs by infected partners once daily for 27 and 55 years before transmission might be expected. Transmission by cunnilingus (oral-vaginal) probably is even more uncommon.
HIV exposure: Hiv is caught with direct blood to blood or semen to blood exposure. Sex that leads to exposure in the vagina, rectum, or throat can lead to infection. Sharing needles for drug use can be a source of HIV infection if the person you share with is HIV positive. I f you want an HIV test, these are available at your local std clinic for sure.
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