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Bone Health and HIV Disease

Introduction What Is Bone? Who Is at Risk? What Is Osteopenia? What Is Osteoporosis? What Is Osteonecrosis? How Is Bone Loss Diagnosed? Preventing Bone Loss Treating Bone Loss Concerns for People Over 50 Access to Medicines Research on Bone Loss The Bottom Line Introduction As people living with HIV take HIV drugs over time, a growing list of conditions has become a concern for those who try to manage their overall...
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Who is more prone?

Hello there doctors, I am a 15 year old girl and very curioous about HIV and who is more prone to acquire it. No I am not HIV positive becuase I never had sex or was born with sai ddisease, but I would like to know who is more prone to contracting...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Anyone having unprotected sex can acquire HIV infection. It is of little use to try to compare risk of infection among certain groups. The virus can pass through mucosal surfaces (the shiny surfaces of our genitals and gastrointestinal tract).... Read more »

Are the undetectable viral copies more prone to being drug resistant and spawning many drug resistant viral copies?

Commercial assays only detec >50 copies of plasma VL. Is it possible/likely (?) that the <50 copies of virus may be the ones that are drug resistant?What are the reservoirs where dormant HIV resides and does the virus continue to do damage...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
Commercial assays only detect the majority species, so we are unaware of the mutations present on minority species, i.e. those with < 10-20% of the population. More sophisticated techniques have been developed which can detect resistance down to... Read more »

Question #1: Are those who pass on infection reckless?Question #2: Do responsible people take steps to protect themselves?

What evidence is there of behavior change among those who find out they have HIV? My next question would be: how do you know most people with HIV are responsible? Could they really be responsible if they got the disease from someone else?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your questions. People who are HIV positive do not know it,until they are tested. Until they get tested, they may unknowingly transmitthe virus to others. Many people who are infected (but have not yet beentested) do not perceive... Read more »

Does a less healthier person, more prone to get HIV?

Doctor, I know that you are a wonerful person, giving peace and guidance to a whole bunch of people. I have few questions.I heard that, the chance of getting infected with HIV virus, from a needle/syringe prick with HIV + blood, is .3 to .8...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, MJ.1. Yes, but there are many variables involved in whether HIV is actually transmitted.2. Nope.3. Nope.4. Nope.HIV doesn't really care if you're healthy or not. I was extremely healthy when the virus found me. I seroconverted... Read more »
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Can he pass the virus?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My friend is poz currently on meds,he has undetectable viral load. How possible is it that he can pass the virus if he has unprotected sex?. Please advise. Read more »

How people think that we are so stupid because we are HIV-POSITIVE.

Posted by straighttalk444, 2 Replies
Some people today think that we are stupid because we are HIV-POSITIVE and we don`t have the sense to know how to address our voice when it comes to something that ruffle our wings so i think that we all need to used our voice more today and forever. Read more »

Hiv nightmare-a must read for people with symptoms!

Posted by regularguy86, 2 Replies
It took me a long time to do this but here is my story or nightmare I should say. I am 27 years old. I made the mistake 5 months ago of having sex with a woman who used crack cocaine. This sex was protected mind you (I will get into that on a later... Read more »

can't get passed this

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
11 month's ago i had a high risk exposure with a girl that i was dating in college. she is hiv poz. regardless i love her very much. basically the condom came off during sex. we always try to use extreme caution. her virals are undetectable. i... Read more »