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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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What happens if sweat or water drops into the blood used for HIV testing?

Query: Hi doctor, I took OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) 1/2 antibody test today at a nearby clinic after waiting the window period for exposure of more than 90 days. I was told that the result was negative. My concern may be very paranoid and unnecessary; however, I am more curio...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are not paranoid, but genius. Yes, anything in the blood may change the results, and that is why we advise sterile things. But, test results if positive never shows negative. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) virus persists till it is in any wet medium. If blood drie...  Read Full »

Can paper cuts from sharp things containing HIV blood cause HIV infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask whether I have got a risk of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection or not from a paper cut in my hand. Where at that time, I did not realize that I got this paper cut and I do not know what activity that caused me got this paper cut. But, I assume that I got this c...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please note the beveled edge of paper cut do not cause HIV infection as paper soak all blood within seconds and the paper is dry. In a dry medium, no HIV stays alive, so no HIV infection. Your second question is not at all having meaning as by touch no HIV is transmitt...  Read Full »

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