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Pregnancy and HIV

...AIDS? The virus that causes AIDS can be transmitted from an infected mother to her newborn child. According to the World Health Organization, without antiretroviral treatment, up to 30% of babies of infected mothers get HIV. 5% to 20% more can be infected through breastfeeding. Mothers with higher viral loads are more likely to infect their babies. However, no viral load is low enough to be "safe." Infection can occur any time during...
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Super infection HIV+ couple

I am still trying to understand whether super infection is possible between spouses who are HIV+ and faithful to each other? We are a couple HIV+ my wife started taking medicines (Trimune 30) more than three years ago when her CD4 count dropped to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...primary diagnosis with subtype B virus. Neither individual was being treated for HIV during the study period. In the September 5, 2002 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from the University of Geneva reported on a man... Read more »

Undetectable Viral Load Infection and Superinfection (FINDINGS SUGGEST HIV CAN BE TRANSMITTED FROM MSM WITH UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD 2009) (SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

Thanks for your comments and information about the possibility that people with undetectable viral might be able to infect HIV negative people and contribute to HIV superinfection, but is there any research revealing the actual numbers of such...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...saddle. Dr. Bob ??? (Findings Suggest HIV Can Be Transmitted From MSM With Undetectable Viral Load, 2008) Oct 23, 2008 Hi I'm 25 and HIV positive Ive been doing fine on atripla once a day and vitamins Ive been poz for 4 years now.The question... Read more »

Sex between 2 poz guys (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010)

I've been asked by another poz guy to have bareback sex. I don't know the facts. One would think that since we're both poz it doesn't matter, but I've heard otherwise. I'm the top, but I don't know if that makes any difference. thanks.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are both positive. However, I have been positive for 1 year and he's been positive for 6 years. I am undetectable with cd4 of 540 (taking Truvada and Isentress, although my kidney levels have spiked a little, my doctor is concerned that Truvada... Read more »

Condom use by HIV Positive Couple (SUPERINFECTION) (DUAL INFECTION) (CO-INFECTION) (REINFECTION)

My partner and I have been monogomous since we started dating five years ago and we are both HIV positive. We believe that my partner was positive before we started dating, however, because we were young and foolish we didn't get tested. I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...umbrella sticking for me, OK? Aloha, Dr. Bob HIV reinfection (REINFECTION, SUPERINFECTION, DUAL INFECTION, BAREBACKING RISK) Mar 5, 2008 If 2 people were HIV + and had unprotected sex, could they become reinfected and would they have another... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...HIV they might get other "HIV" tests. These measure how quickly the virus is multiplying (a viral load test, see Fact Sheet 125 ) or the strength of your immune system (a CD4 count, see Fact Sheet 124 ). How Do I Get Tested? In September... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Resistance

...youhave several good drug choices in the future. How Do I Know if I Have Drug Resistance? Resistance is common. Between 5 and 20 percent of newly-infected people areinfected with strains of the virus that are resistant to at least one... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...HIV annually. However, of more than one million people living with HIV in the U.S., it is estimated that about one-quarter (252,000 to 312,000 persons) are unaware of their HIV status. Because they do not know they are infected, these individuals... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...the U.S., counseling and referrals are available on a national human papillomavirus (HPV) hotline. Call toll-free at 877-HPV-5868 (877-478-5868). What Is HPV? There are over 100 viruses known as human papilloma virus (HPV). They are common.... Read more »
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100% Sure I am infected

Posted by iknowigotit, 5 Replies
...am hiv positive. Not because it has shown up on a test(as of my last hiv test oralsure swab @ 11wk was negative). So on 02/05 I went to an HIV specialist and explained my reason for knowing i am hiv. I have all the symptoms known as ARS. I... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...new therapies to treat HIV infection and the recommendation to institute therapy immediately (within 2 hours) after exposure,(5) rapid assays may be the most appropriate to test the source patient after exposure (e.g., needlestick injuries). ... Read more »

i am infected or not, need help

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...I am married male of aged 35 from India Exposure in month of Aug 2007, unprotected twice sex with sex worker Cut on penis during the sex & bleeding Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...to $300 each. As a result, health care providers avoid using them, and instead rely on the antibody test, which costs about $5 [Physicians periodically do order HIV RNA testing for their HIV patients, but only for those who are chronically... Read more »