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Who Does Hiv Affect
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
May/Not transfer: In couples where one caries the DX of HIV it is important to learn as much about your own situation as possible. With proper surveyalnce and treatment the affected partner can decrease the activity/viral load of the disease and live a productive life. Within that live is the possibility of intamacy as long as you follow the guidelines of your drs.Transmission is possible but risk can be reduced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fomites: It means you will not get it from a toilet seat or a door knob. ...Read more
Counterproductive: Hiv causes immune suppression: aids stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. The main dangers of aids are infections, because the immune system can't fight them off, and certain tumors caused by viruses not contained by the damaged immune system. Treating with immunosuppression would just make this worse. ...Read more
Yes: Hiv treatment has become far easier and more tolerable to take. If takes care of their health, starts HIV medicines when recommended, and continues to take them regularly, a number of studies show that the life expectancy of a newly infected person is close to that of anyone else. Furthermore, the risk of transmitting HIV to others significantly declines once one's HIV is treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get tested.: If you are concerned that you may have hiv, the way to confirm your concerns or prove them untrue is to get tested for the virus. If you do not have access to a primary care physician or do not have insurance, there are subsidized / free clinics in nearly all cities that perform HIV testing and counseling. Finding an answer will empower you and give you knowledge to make decisions. ...Read more
Not good: You can look back and examine who your sexual partners were, whether you were using drugs at that time, whether you had a blood transfusion or transfer of other bodily fluids in an intimate manner, but confirming that this was the source will be nearly impossible. And, beyond that, what matters most is that you have recognized it and are going to be treated. Wish you well. ...Read more
When is the HIV 4th generation Ab/Ag fully conclusive and wouldn't change if no further exposures?
4 weeks: These tests are conclusive any time 28 days or more after the last exposure. The result will never change after that. ...Read more
What would you as an aesthetics pro do to make sure the client doesn't get exposed to HIV & other diseases?
What is the pH level that HIV can survive in? A range of numbers is good; I don't really need an exact answer.
Blood pH: A normal pH level is required for all regardless of disease condition to survive for long. ...Read more
How to know if you've contracted HIV, didn't use protection and unsure how high the chances are? Was with another male
Get tested: The only way to know whether or not someone is infected with HIV is to be tested for it. Exposure history or symptoms can give clues, but most infections occur without symptoms. The best test(s) and timing depend on level of risk and other factors. Best to contact an expert, such as your nearest government-suppored sexual health centre. (Australia's SHCs are among world's best STD/HIV clinics.) ...Read more
Not sure y that dr. Said hiv, i added as a procedure not an ilness. I know u r busy, but if can't see that..Not sure i want u answering?
???: I'm sorry, but i don't understand your question at all. Can you rephrase and repost? ...Read more
Why isn't there an average time on how long HIV survives outside the body? Is it preference, or is there a chance it can be caught environmentally.
Reality: Let's think. Who's going to do a worthless study like this? We know people aren't getting HIV from fomites. Studies of families with hiv-positive leukemic kids showed it was never transmitted despite family members actually contacting blood. To test infectiousness, you're going to have to inoculate animals with shed blood -- and what's the purpose? All we know is that the bugs die very fast. ...Read more
Hi, so i gave a boy a blowjob back in september. He was just diagnosed last week with HIV and i was wondering if i could have gotten it. I didn't have?
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
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