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Will using condum prevents hiv. During sex?

Will using condum prevents hiv. During sex?

Absolutely: Although not 100% it sure is the best protection avalable. ...Read more

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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 condoms prevent HIV during sexual intercourse?

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Does condoms prevent HIV during sexual intercourse?

Yes: Properly used condoms (assuming no breakage) are highly effective at preventing HIV transmisison. ...Read more

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If an adult HIV -ve man sucks a HIV +ve woman's breasts can he get infected by HIV even if he's using a condom during sex?

If an adult HIV -ve man sucks a HIV +ve woman's breasts can he get infected by HIV even if he's using a condom during sex?

No: There is HIV present in breast milk but adult transmission through breast milk is not documented.Breast milk from an hiv-positive woman can transmit the virus while breastfeeding infants. There are no recorded cases of HIV transmission via breast milk in adults. However, there is at least a very small negligible but theoretical risk. ...Read more

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My uncle has HIV positive but his wife is not and he doesn't use condom during sex. What could be the reason?

HIV Risk: In many places in the western world this is a crime punishable by imprisonment. Does you aunt know his HIV status? Is he on HIV medications? Are they working? But, if the district attorney or the police knew he was doing this he could be arrested and face many years in jail. ...Read more

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Doctor i usually have weak erection during sex, and i also use condom.I want to know wether if my weak erection can reduce my risk of geting hiv?

Doctor i usually have weak erection during sex, and i also use  condom.I want to know wether if my weak erection can reduce my risk of geting hiv?

HIV transfer: You get HIV infection by direct transfer of semen or secretion. It has nothing to do with strong or weak erection. If the erection is weak but the partner has infection, and you with no condom, you'll get it. Your condom protects from direct transfer of secretion. Always have protected sex if you don't know your partner. ...Read more

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Hello doc, can Having an STD increases your risk of getting HIV even when you use a condom during sex?.please explain, i need to know. thanks

Yes: Having an STD does increase one's chance of contracting HIV in two main ways: By developing a lesion in genital region which would provided the entry point for teh virus to penetrate body and causing an immune response (due to STD) would make the new immune cells vulnerable to attack by HIV which mainly infects these. ...Read more

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Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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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