Aids Virus Myth
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Harvard Medical SchoolWell, it seems pretty clear to me that these sites do risk a lot in terms of confusion. I mean, what is clear to most practicing clinicians like myself, even if you forget about things we can't readily see like viral particles and such, is that... Read more »
Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesWhat you have heard is popular myth about HIV and condoms. Laboratory studies have demonstrated that the pores in latex and polyurethane condoms are too small for HIV and many other STD-related viruses and bacteria. Some laboratory studies have... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramHi. Thank you for your question.You bring up a number of issues here. First of all, remember that when welook at risk factors for AIDS cases, these statistics tell us how people wereinfected an average of 10 years ago. That's because the... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymouswhen asking people about HIV I have heard these things said to me.
1. you have to have multible exposures to get Hiv.
2.Hiv can hide in your body for 7 years
3. even a Nurse told me a HIV test must be done 1 year after possible exposure.
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesAbel S, Cesaire R, Cales-Quist D, Bera O, Sobesky G, Cabie A.
Occupational transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus after a punch.
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesI dont understand how some people claim HIV is a myth. I wanted to copy down some
Dr. Rodney Richards, PhD, Biochemist, Founding scientist for the biotech company Amgen. Collaborated with Abbott Laboratories in developing some of the first HIV... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI've heard some of what I think are myths that I want cleared up:
First of all, can HIV pass through condoms? Someone told me that it could.
Secondly, what exactly is this "white tongue" that I hear about? And in terms of HIV, when does its onset... Read more »
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