HIV or human immunodeficiency virus is a virus that is sexually transmitted and affects the body's ability to fight infections. It is a lifelong condition that progresses to a more severe form known as AIDS in the long run.
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Query: Hello doctor, I have two instances and I am very worried about them. The first one happened 11 months ago, I met a sex worker at a spa while having intercourse there was some blood on the condom from the vagina, I stopped then and removed the condom. My paranoia thinks when she took the condom after... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I would suggest you get an ultrasound scrotum and penis done. For relieving pain I would suggest you take a painkiller like tablet Paracetamol or Ibuprofen. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her, and take the medicines ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, Do the HIV antibodies once formed persist for life? To be more precise, if once created, can we see HIV antibodies inside blood forever? And also, no matter how many times the exposure happens, does the blood test pick up the first infection, or does the blood test only go for the rece... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) antibodies are seen only when the patient has an HIV infection. And HIV infection is not curable. So you can say HIV antibodies are lifelong, like HIV. Blood tests detect either HIV-1, HIV-2 virus, or... Read Full »