|chlamydia and hiv
Jan 20, 2002
Hi doc. Mark. As I read, the discharge of chlamydia (in appearance clear or milky)is highly infectious for the chlamydia. But is it also infectious for hiv (if the person with the chlamydia is also hiv-infected) And HOW infectious is it for hiv (viralload) in comparison with blood? I mean the pure discharge, not mixed with precum vaginalfluids or semen. Thank you.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Genital secretions can have both organisms in them. HIV viral load is generally about 10 times less in genital secretions than in blood.
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