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I understand that if you have a wart (HPV virus) the wart will go away in months to up to 2 years without treatment. Does that mean that your body has cleared itself from the virus...so cured?...and if so, can you get the same type/strain again? or do you become immune to it? If you're not 'cured' but the wart just goes away, does that mean you're always going to be infectious?
Your immune system is responsible for clearing out the HPV virus within our bodies, but when and how it is cleared depends on the strain and your immune system. Some people may not have completeresolution of an HPV type. It could be that the type is dormant or “sleeping” in their body, but reawakens at some point. This sometimes happens when the body is under more stress that affects the immune... Read Full Answer
My depo expires July 3rd and I’m having unprotected sex will I get pregnant ?
Hi Depo Provera is a form of injectable birth control where people are seen every 10 to 13 weeks for a repeat injection. You have stated that your Depo expires on July 3rd, I am unsure how many weeks this is from your last injection as many clinics will book your appointment at 10 weeks so that you have a few weeks of extra time in case anything comes up. You have 13 weeks of protection from... Read Full Answer
Hi. I just needed to know that should you get an HIV test done after giving someone protected blowjobs many times? I have known a man from the past 5-6 years and from the last 1 year, I have given him maybe 5-6 protected blowjobs and we kissed a lot. After each blowjob, I checked the condom and it was intact and it did NOT tear off. So it was completely protected. Now, Do you think that I should get an HIV test done given that that was my only sexual activity?
HIV is transmitted through body fluids and blood. Using condoms consistantly during oral sex significantly decreases your chances of HIV transmission. HIV also needs direct access to you bloodstream, so I would avoid performing oral sex when there is an active cut/sore on your mouth or recently had dental surgery done. If you are sexually active I recommend getting tested for HIV and STIs... Read Full Answer
Hi, 11 weeks ago i had a potential exposure. Since then i got tested HIV 4th gen ab/p24 ag test at 31 days after exposure. Rapid (tri dot) test at 54 days and another rapid (tri dot) test at 64 days. They are all negative. But i am having symptoms similar to HIV. My symptoms are nausea after 3 days of exposure that i still have sometime, headache after 3 weeks lasted for few days. Joint pain after 6 weeks i still feel that and white tongue after 10 weeks of exposure. Do HIV symptoms appear...
Hi, thanks for your question. Here is some information on the tests that you have done from the Catie website at www.catie.ca/en/fact-sheets/testing/hiv-testing-technologies 'All laboratories in Canada use fourth-generation HIV tests as screening tests. These tests can detect both the p24 antigen and anti-HIV antibodies. These HIV tests are sometimes referred to as antigen-antibody... Read Full Answer
Hi, i asked my doctor to check for HIV and Hepatitis B. The results came back after 8 days. He said everything is normal ( all negative). I asked him if i could see my result for HIV, he showed HTLV 3 non reactive on the result paper. He also said htlv 3 test actually looks for HIV. Is it true? I am confused and really worried. Plz help me. Thank you.
Hi That would not be correct. HTLV-3 stands for (Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type 3) and HIV stands for the (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). They are both Retroviruses, but are different viruses. I would contact your doctor and make sure they did do a HIV test for you. The confusion I believe comes from the fact that in the early stages of HIV/AIDS what we now call HIV used to be referred... Read Full Answer