|Gonorrhea trigger for hiv-infection.
Feb 16, 2003
Hi doc.mark. Although I always have safer sex, Im always afraid of the trigger stds are for hiv-infection. There seems no clear results how many hiv-virions and infected cells the puss-discharge of gon. contains but especially during primary hiv-infections, it must be a 100 till 1000 fold, compairing a drop of blood in a primairy hiv-infected person with a drop of puss of the same person at the same time. Is this right you think? Where is more information available? How many new virions can a hiv-infected immuunecell produce and after how many time do they have maturasation? Thanks.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Most of these questions don't have answers. It is very likely that an STD infected discharge has many more HIV infected cells and therefore many more copies of infectious virus to infect a recepient of these secretions.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.