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FAQ about HIV Aids

What are the symptoms of infection with HIV?
There are no specific symptoms of infection with HIV. The only way to know if a person is infected or not is by performing a specific test of HIV.

How long to wait for the test performed HIV after having a risky practice?
To ensure that the test result is definitive must have passed three months since the last practice of risk. It is what is known as window period.
However, the doctor can assess the suitability of the test performed HIV although three months have elapsed.

What are rapid tests for detecting HIV?
The fundamental characteristic of rapid tests is that the result is obtained in less than 30 minutes using a small amount of blood or saliva.
A positive result is not final, so you always have to be confirmed with a blood test.
If the result of the rapid test is negative and three months have elapsed from the practice of risk, it is considered final.
How effective condoms to prevent transmission of HIV?
Yes. Condoms are an effective form of protection against HIV provided they are used correctly in all relationships penetration (vaginal, anal or oral-genital).
Latex condoms are an effective physical barrier that prevents the passage of microorganisms and other virus-sized particles. Possible condom breakage and slippage should be more user fault to the product itself.
Is there risk of transmission through oral sex?
The risk of transmission of HIV in fellatio is much lower than in the anal or vaginal penetration, but can not be ruled out. The risk is for the person doing fellatio (by contact of semen with his mouth). The person to whom it is performed not at risk (saliva does not transmit HIV ).
However, the risk of contracting other sexually transmitted infections (syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes, etc.) may be important for both people.
The risk of child transmission of HIV and other STIs is removed when properly used condom.


Does Transmitted HIV for cunnilingus?

The risk of transmission of HIV in cunnilingus is much lower than in the anal or vaginal penetration, but can not be ruled out. The risk is for the person doing cunnilingus (by contact of vaginal discharge with his mouth). The person to whom it is performed not at risk (saliva does not transmit HIV).
However, the risk of contracting other sexually transmitted infections (syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes, etc.) may be important for both people.
The risk transmission is removed using barrier methods such as condoms open wipes, latex or plastic protectors.


Does Transmitted HIV for anilingus (mouth contact with anus)?
Risk power, although extremely low, and always for performing it. The transmission of HIVcan occur if a rim is made to a person with blood in the stool or the anal region (hemorrhoids, fistulas, etc.).
This sexual practice is also related to the transmission of other infections such as syphilis, hepatitis and some parasites, so that the use of barrier methods is recommended.

Do you have any risk pre-cum?
No cases of transmission have shown in this way, but the precum is a potentially infectious fluid could cause transmission of HIV .
The correct use of condoms prevents the possibility of infection, so its use is recommended.

Does Transmitted HIV by deep kissing?
No. HIV is not transmitted through saliva.

Can I get infected by another person or masturbate masturbate it me?
No. The contact potential transmitters fluids with healthy skin of another person has no risk of transmission of HIV.

How long survive the HIV outside the human body?
Outside the body the HIV is inactivated rapidly losing its ability to infect immediately.
No cases of transmission is unknown HIV through casual contact with an allegedly contaminated object (accidental puncture with a syringe in the street, playing preservatives used, etc. .).
In general, in case of contact with any of these objects, not conducting testing is recommended HIV. Other infections such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C or tetanus itself should be discarded after exposure of this type.

I have a wound on which he dropped me a fluid that can transmit HIV (blood, semen or vaginal fluid) Can I get infected?
Transmission can only occur if the fluid comes into contact with the recipient's blood.
Contact with a stepfather or superficial wound is not considered to have risk of transmission of HIV.
In the case of open wounds transmission probability is remote, so you should make a real assessment of risk by a professional.

Is there a risk of transmission through transfusion?
The probability of becoming infected today by a blood transfusion is negligible.
Since 1987 all blood banks perform a comprehensive analytical control of donations. Since that date there is no documented case of infection with HIV through blood or blood products.

Is there a risk for a person living with HIV?
No. In daily life with a person with HIV there is no risk of transmission.
The HIV is not transmitted through the air or water; through food or insects; for sharing instruments that do not involve contact with blood or sexual fluids; feces, saliva, nasal fluid, sweat, tears, vomit and urine, unless they contain blood.