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STD and Viral load question!!!!!!!!!

Aug 4, 2002

Hi Mark or Susan. I live in Amsterdam. There is large increase of stds in Amsterdam, and it is clear it also increase risk for hiv-infection. It is a fact hiv can be transmitted by blood, semen, precum, vaginalfluid, breastmilk. BUT: WHAT I CAN NOT FIND : What is the hiv- viralload in DISCHARGE from a std or nsu in hiv-infected people? It seems that in semen it is 5 - 10 fold less as in blood, is that pure semen or semen mixed with discharge from a std? And the pure discharge? Is there any indication in comparison with blood? I suppose much higher, as it contains lots of white bloodcells? But is it 10, 100, 1000 fold of blood? Thanks for answering.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

There is no data that I am aware of that quantitates differences for the question you are asking.

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