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how easy is it to get hiv?

A: On One Hand: it''s Not easy to contract HIVOf almost 7 billion people worldwide, only about 40 million are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). An estimated 22.4 million of those 40 million infected live in Africa. By sheer numbers alone, it''s not incredibly likely to contract HIV without engaging in high-risk behavior. About 0.9 percent of the world''s population is infected with HIV/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)....


how easy is it to contract the hiv virus?

A: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection results from 1 of 2 similar retroviruses (HIV-1 and HIV-2) that destroy CD4 lymphocytes and impair cell-mediated immunity, increasing risk of certain infections and cancers. Initial infection may produce nonspecific febrile illness. The risk of subsequent manifestations?related to immunodeficiency?is proportional to the level of CD4 lymphocytes. Manifestations range from asymptomatic carriage to the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), which is defined by serious opportun

how easy is it to contract AIDS?

A: On One Hand: easy Without ProtectionAccording to The Straight Dope, if you have unprotected intercourse with a person who has the HIV/AIDS virus you have one in 500 chance of contracting the disease. Do this 500 times and you have a 66.7 percent chance of getting the disease--one in 11 even if you use a condom. Well it could be really easy, then if somebody has a doubt about it, what i recommend is to take a look at: 3w. same day std testing this...


how easy is hep-c transmitted?

A: DON''T KNOW ABOUT THis The easiest way to know is to get tested. http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/c/faq.htm Sounds like you all are at risk(high) get tested immediately you need to get tested first then worry about it if it is positive it is transmitted thru unprotective oral,anal,and penetrated sex like hiv and aids The same way as AIDS. Trough blood or secretion contact. Hepat


is it wise for parents who are Hiv positive to have children?

A: if you have HIV cause you shot up heroin or had unprotected sex and you actively make a conisious decision to have children ''YOU ARE A MURDERER'' even worse! you are bringing someone in to the world just to have them die. if you have HIV and dont know and reproduce you are a bad pairent anyway becuse you have been doing imoral things. chances are even is HIV is cured you will not raide your children corectly, there is nothing wrong with gay sex, and there is nothing wrong with injecting drugs in


If you meet someone with herpes type 2 n your not is it a good to start a realationship?

A: You can have a relationship but DO NOT KisS THEM. it is VERY easy to pass on to others...a very healthy virus. Do not share their utensils, cups, toothbrush...anything that is in the mouth. Keep it a PLAtoNIC relationship til the virus has died off. (Even sex is a bad idea!) Yes Just neva have sex any herpes lies dormant and an spread even without outbreaks ..you end up living on some kind of meds. If you''ve just meet somone and they were up front and told you before...


how high is the probability of being infected with HIV from an infected person? 100%?

A: Well it depends on what activities was performed with the person who is infected with the Virus. If you were not safe and bodily fluids were exchanged then yes the probability is very high. You can have protected sex with some who is HIV positive. Now if Blood was exchanged same as the bodily fluids even if you have oral sex and you have a cut even the slightest abrasion can be dangerous. If you are sexually active I would suggest you go and get tested immediately. Good luck hon. depends on various factors...


is it true that once herppies is contracted it can not be cured and if so how do you limit when it resurfaces?

A: true. The virus lays dormant along a nerve trunk and resurfaces at times. Right before the onset, you get an itching type feeling where the ulcers will appear. If you IMMEDIATELY start taking Valtrex or Zovirax, you can lessen the severity. Some people who are very prone to outbreaks, take a Zovirax daily to prevent those outbreaks. it is much less expensive than Valtrex. But research seems to indicate that Valtrex may be more effective. Oral herpes and genital herpes are the same virus, just differ in location. Dear Victor, Herpes virus once


My boyfriend told me last night that he has herpes. I've never had an outbreak. Did I give it to him?

A: Both of you can get healed ! Just call this prayerline. 9182581588. With God all things are possible. I read most people have the dormant virus so I would say no. A lot of couples have one partner with and one without and stay that way for twenty or more years. Don''t let it worry you too much. it spread so easy, it is said to be 1 in 3 female has it, and 1 in 4 male has it. Some time by sex, some time by inheritance at birth. Outbreak or not,...


how safe is oral sex?

A: it is a common misconception that oral sex is extremely safe since there is no risk of getting pregnant or of contracting sexually transmitted diseases. however, this is just a myth and the truth of the matter is that sexually transmitted diseases can very easily be transmitted through oral sex, and in fact more easily than through sexual intercourse. Oral sex involves the use of the mouth for...

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