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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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HIV is also known as 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
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. ...Read more
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). ...Read moreSee 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.?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After being diagnosed with HIV March 10 2008 and being on meds and healthy and undetectable is it common for me to not enjoy sex and even most possible that I don't get hard much .. ?
Your mind needs help: Having HIV-1 should have 'no effect' on the enjoyment of sex or the actual physiology of having an erection. What this means, is that you need help with your 'mind'. I suggest you see a psychologist who can help you work through some of your issues. You should be having a full and normal life at this stage- you need to get 'plugged in' to overcome these issues and enjoy life as it was meant to be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would you as an aesthetics pro do to make sure the client doesn't get exposed to HIV & other diseases?
Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
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