Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Choosing Your MedsChoosing Your Meds
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Please Help!!
Sep 17, 2006

Dr. Benjmanin,

Looking through the archives, I don't know which dr. could answer my question.

If one partner transmitted hiv to the other partner, would the virus be the same if examined?

Also can you tell by the virus how old it is? How long they've been infected?

Thanks, Lynn

Response from Dr. Young

Dear Lynn-

yes, both partners should have virus with the same genetic pattern- genotypic tests (though not intended to do this) would show similar (if not identical) patterns.

That said, one cannot infer the length of time of infection from these tests.

I hope this helps. BY



Previous
update from stubborn numbers
Next
Nexium

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

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.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement