Hiv Infection

Infection caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is called the HIV infection. HIV damages the body's immune system, so the body is not able to fight off infections. HIV can get transmitted through blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk.

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Will new HIV antibodies form whenever fresh HIV exposure happens?

Query: Hi doctor,Will new HIV antibodies form whenever fresh exposure happens? If first exposure caused infection and if I took a test after second exposure, which one will HIV test pick up first or the second one? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. When a person with established HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection acquires a second strain of HIV, then it is called superinfection or reinfection. Cases of superinfection or reinfection have been reported very less, and exact preva...  Read Full »

I had unsafe sex with a lady four days ago. Will I be infected with HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unsafe sex with a lady four days ago. I am worried I could be infected. I just want a consultation. Till date, I have no symptoms, but there is a fear in my mind. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In four days, you would not test positive for the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) antigen or antibody. The best option right now is to get the girl tested with a fourth generation Ag-Ab test if you are worried she could be HIV positive. You can get yourself tested a...  Read Full »

Can there be an HIV infection through unprotected anal sex?

Query: Hi doctor, My fiancee and I are not known HIV positive. But we have had unprotected anal sex ten times so far. Can we be infected with HIV?  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you both do not have HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), then from where can HIV come? Only certain body fluids from a person who is infected with HIV can transmit the infection to an uninfected person through sex (anal, vaginal, or oral), through blood transfusion, an...  Read Full »

Did I test negative for HIV because I am in the end-stage of AIDS?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a possible HIV exposure nine years back, and I got tested recently. The result is negative, but the laboratory note said false negatives could come during the end stage of the disease? What exactly does it mean? What happens in the end-stage of the disease? Is it because of the end-s...  Read Full »

Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello,Welcome to saw the attached file (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Your report says the result is negative. The end-stage of HIV infection (human immunodeficiency virus) is AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). The immune system gets severely damaged, ...  Read Full »

Am I getting various HIV-related symptoms due to unprotected sex before 25 months?

Query: Hello doctor, I have few questions to ask regarding my health problems. After 25 months of unprotected sex, I went for an HIV test called comb AIDS test, and the result came negative for both HIV-1 and HIV-2. At the same time, I also took a test on HBsAg, HVC, scrub typhus, Widal test, and blood sug...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the details and can make out your anxiety. The HIV (human immunodeficiency) tests are repeatedly negative even after three months of exposure. It is conclusive that you are free from HIV, provided there is no further risk exposure. You can forget about...  Read Full »

Can a mosquito transmit HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, Regarding the transmission of HIV by mosquitoes, I have following query. I know the virus does not survive in insects, but what if some mosquito bites a very high viral load HIV-infected person and then bites an uninfected person on his wound, who crushes it on his wound. If the abo...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hi,Welcome to is good that you have an interest in HIV transmission.If there had been HIV transmission from mosquito bites, you could have imagined the situation on our planet earth. Unlike other mosquito-borne diseases, HIV is unable to replicate in the gut of the mosquito, so it's ...  Read Full »

Am I infected with HIV despite showing repeated negative HIV results?

Query: Hello doctor,I had an unprotected encounter with a CSW four months ago. Since then, I have had diarrhea malaise and lost 4 kg in about two months. And three days later, I developed thrush with large white patches on the back of my tongue, and my stomach was bloating. My specialist said that I have a...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hello,Welcome to HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) test result at 18 weeks post-exposure suggests negative, and as per the information, your partner is also negative.If you had no further exposure, you do not require any more tests for HIV. There are only rare instances of a late se...  Read Full »

My tonsil is swollen with white spots after oral sex. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I kissed a girl and had potentially oral sex. A few days later, I developed a swollen tonsil with white spots, which I am scared could be HIV. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Would you mind sharing an image of your problem? Do you feel pain in your throat while swallowing? Are you feverish? Thank you.  Read Full »

What kind of muscle pain is associated with ARS?

Query: Hi, I am a 31 year old male. About 38 days before I had sex with a CSW (Commercial Social Worker). It was protected vaginal sex and protected oral sex. Also there were deep throat kisses which lasted almost a minute. I am not sure if the condom was torn during the intercourse.  Since last 3 weeks ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sidharth Sonthalia

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to Based upon your history, my answer to your questions: 1. Are My Symptoms Related to ARS? Acute Retroviral Syndrome (ARS) typically begins 7-14 days after the exposure to a HIV positive patient, and may last for up to 3-4 months. The symptoms are typically "flu-l...  Read Full »

I am a HIV negative man married to a HIV positive woman. We would like to have a child.

Query: Hi, I am a 26 year old HIV negative man married to a HIV positive woman. We would like to have a child. I want to know if there is any medication that can prevent the child from being infected. Is there any risk of me also getting infected?  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes there are very good chances of you getting infected with your wife during sexual intercourse. So you should take proper precaution before sexual intercourse. Yes. Chances of a baby getting infected with HIV from a HIV positive mother are very high. You should consult...  Read Full »

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