HIV and AIDS

A deadly STD, the human immunodeficiency virus causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, a condition which causes the immune system to fail. A pandemic, AIDS kills millions every year.

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Does a rim job transmit HIV?

If the person it infected with HIV, it is possible to transmit HIV in that fashion.

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Does HIV make your stomach growl?

No, that is when you are very hungry.

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Marriage Licenses

Do any US states require mandatory premarital AIDS tests?

AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a diagnosis that an HIV+ person receives from their health care provider after demonstrating specific clinical criteria. There is no test for AIDS. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV testing is widely available and recommended for anyone who may have an exposure risk.

Do any US states require mandatory premarital HIVtests?

No, apparently not yet, however some states are required to offer an HIV test and AIDS information as an option:

See the following:

http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/Table_Marriage.htm#q

http://marriagelaws.info/

"Due to the rise in HIV and AIDS, many states now require that parties applying for a marital license must be offered an HIV test and/or must be provided with information on AIDS and tests available. Presently, no states requires a mandatory premarital HIV/AIDS test."

http://www.indianajustice.org/Data/DocumentLibrary/Documents/1063248158.61/view_article_publicweb?topic_id=1390010

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How bad is HIV?

Bad enough not to want to catch it - it will complicate your life in ways that you don't need.

Not bad enough to be so scared as to not test - if you are diagnosed with HIV you can still lead a long, health, fulfilling life if you have access to treatment and montiring, and use this carefully.

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South Africa

How many white people in South Africa have HIV?

There are roughly only 4.8 Million White South Africans (With the Racial Prevalence of HIV being around .3% bringing us up to an estimated 14 400 White South Africans living with HIV.)

Total Population with HIV is estimated at about 6 Million

See related link

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Skin Care
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Autoimmune Diseases

Can HIV spread shaving blade?

it will if you make a wound or an opening to the body.

The virus is very unstable and dies quite quickly if not protected in some sort of medium. so there may be a chance if you are sharing a blade that cuts both users simultaneously.

HIV can survive in dry blood and mucous ( nasal discharge) upto 48 hours.

HIV is also present in sweat and saliva of a person and will cause infection if it gets into blood. Though medical research shows that percentage virus in saliva and sweat is low to cause infection, there are 15 percent of the cases whose cause if unknown. So the answer would be YES.

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HIV and AIDS

Can you get an STD from sucking a breast?

STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) by nature require sexual contact to be transmitted. Someone may get herpes or syphilis from someone sucking their breasts, and then may pass it along to someone else. Breast milk may include HIV, although an adult drinking infected breast milk may be at lower risk than an infant. Overall, the person with the breast is more likely to get an STD from this activity than the person whose mouth is on the breast.
Absolutely not!

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Can a person be a HIV carrier and still test negative when a HIV test is performed?

Yes they can. HIV tests detect Your immune systems HIV anti-bodies and not the HIV itself. In the months after infection (around 6) Your body has not produced enough anti-bodies to be detected on a test. However the person is HIGHLY infectious during this window period. When the Immune system begins fighting back and producing high levels of anti-bodies,this will cause a postitve result on the test.

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Can the HIV virus pass through placenta?

"Yes! If the mother is HIV positive, her unborn baby will most likely have the disease!"

Actually, this answer is mostly correct except for the "most likely" part. HIV can cross the placenta and infect the child, but this typically only occurs in patients with uncontrolled HIV or AIDS. When the disease is poorly controlled, the viral count is incredibly high and the child is at a very high risk of contracting the virus through the placenta. HOWEVER, in well controlled HIV, it is not very likely at all (less than 2%.) The risk of transmission doesn't end there. HIV can be trasmitting to the child during the birthing process and is most certainly passed through breast milk. It should be noted that while the risk exists, mothers whose HIV is well controlled with normal or near normal CD4+ counts have children, delivered vaginally without any breastfeeding who do not contract HIV. This risk should always be discussed with your healthcare provider prior to becoming pregnant.

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What is the etymology of HIV?

The etymology is that HIV is an acronym for Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

Each of these words have their own etymology.

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Which body fluids do not transmit HIV?

Sweat, tears, urine do not transmit HIV. that's not entirely correct. HIV is found in blood, sweat, tears, and saliva. it also been found that HIV can live in these fluids outside of the body for several days.

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Skin Disorders
Scabies

Could having HIV make you itch a lot?

Not in itself,however some types of anti-retroviral medications have been know to cause severe rash's due to allergic reaction. If this takes place,treatment will be altered.

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What are the stages for development of infection?

http://www.thebody.com/content/treat/art2506.html

I think what they want to know is

1. portals of entry

2. attachment

3. surviving host defenses

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From which bodily fluids can you contract HIV?

Blood, semen, pre-ejaculatory (seminal) fluid, vaginal fluid and breast milk are the commonly encountered bodily fluids with a sufficiently high concentration of the virus to constitute any viable risk of infection. Cerebrospinal fluid can also transmit HIV.

Whilst tears and saliva can in theory contain tiny traces of HIV, the concentration is so low that you would need simmultaneous exposure to whole buckets full of these fluids to be at any risk of infection - which is why there is no known case of anyone ever having become infected with HIV by being spat at, cried on or kissed (either socially on the lips, or more intimately with the tongue).

Other bodily fluids - such as urine, faeces, vomit and sweat - do not contain HIV.

Similarly, there is zero risk of infection from sharing cups, cutlery, towels and flannels with an infected person.

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Ticks and Mites

Can a tick bite give you HIV?

A tick bite can not give you HIV.

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Did Chuck Schuldiner die of AIDS?

no...he had brain cancer

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Can you get aids if someones cut touches your cut?

It would be highly unlikely to catch HIV by someone touching your cut.

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Rihanna

Does Rihanna have HIV?

No Rihanna doesnt
Actually yes, she contracted HIV when she was raped at 14, however she can afford the best medicine in the world and won't die from it.
yes and of course she does, after we ran the test she has full blown herpies and no chris brown don't have aids or hiv but he does have herpies it started because rihanna has we to the clinic to get tested and the mail went back to chris brown house and he read it and found out and he realized that he has it also because he has been having unpretected sex with her so that's what happened

yes and of course she does, after we ran the test she has full blown herpies and no chris brown don't have aids or hiv but he does have herpies it started because rihanna has we to the clinic to get tested and the mail went back to chris brown house and he read it and found out and he realized that he has it also because he has been having unpretected sex with her so that's what happened
Does it matter? But, no she isnt.
Rihanna never confirmed that she had HIV to begin with. If she did, and someone released that information without her consent, they would be in violation of the law. That means it was in all probability, yet another celebrity rumor.

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Can one person carry herpes HIV and syphilis?

Yes, they are separate diseases, two caused by a virus (HIV and Herpes) and one bacterial (Syphilis). There is no reason why one unfortunate person could not have all three.

Yes, a person could be infected with syphilis, herpes and HIV all at the same time.

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How long does HIV live outside the body?

HIV, unlike most viruses has to be within a host or culture at a temperature of 98.6 degrees give or take only a degree or two. Outside of the body, the virus dies within minutes without the temperature necessary for its survival. It, unlike many of its virus cousins, does not have the ability to go into a spore state and "shut down" until another viable host comes along. Its cell walls begin to deteriorate within minutes after leaving its host..... this is why it cannot be transmitted with a kiss or a hug, but only through sexual intercourse or shared IV use, usually associated with drug use where needles are passed from one person to another before the virus had a chance to expire.

HIV is fragile by nature and is also extremely sensitive to even small fluctuations in temperature and the presence of oxygen. Outside of strictly controlled laboratory conditions, HIV will only survive for a couple of minutes at the very most.

The one place that HIV has been shown to survive for extended periods of time (several days) is in needles used with syringes; the needles frequently contain enough blood to prevent the HIV from drying out.

In the almost twenty-five years that scientists have been studying HIV, there has not been a single known instance of HIV being transmitted trough casual contact in the environment.

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How did Dr Dre give easy e aids?

Alright, First off, Dr. Dre DID give eazy e aids. But HE didnt mean to.

Dre said, "Hey, lets go pick up some hoes"

And they went and got some hoes.

Dre didnt know that one of the hookers had aids, and he told eazy that the hooker was his.

They went and had intercourse.

Thats how eazy e got aids (from Dre)

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What is full form of HIV ADIS?

HIV means human immuno deffiency virus and AIDs means Acquired immuno deffiency syndrome

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Can you get hiv by someone bleeding during intercourse?

Only if the sexual partner is infected with HIV. there has to be also a way for the virus to enter the body, blood stream. a open wound, cut, bad or rotting teeth for example.

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Does lauryn hill have HIV?

i don't thynk lauryn has aids... you shouldn't believe he say she say... nobody knows wat she has but her so mind your own buisness i mean really is all this called for no it isent so chyll out.... evidentally she doesnt have hiv she has a husband and she has children..

I am replying to your comment (above)... just because a person is married... WITH children does not mean she does NOT have HIV... I've known MANY hiv positive women who have had heatlhy children... and who ARE MARRIED to a NEGATIVE MAN!!

you need to get educated... (although ONE statement was right... nobody knows but her... so eveyrone else SHOULD mind their own business!!)

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How does aids enter the body?

It doesnt,HIV the virus that causes AIDS does. Ejaculate,blood and breats milk are the way HIV can enter the body.

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