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Can Hiv Be Passed Through Genetics

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Hiv Genetic?

I am HIV positive and have a question pertaining to the genetic possibility of passing this disease on to offspring. Would this be highly likley? I have been negative due to medicine for over 10 years. Would this still be possible?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No, HIV is not transmitted genetically. It can be passed from an infected mother to her child during childbirth. However, this is not genetic, but direct transmission, and can be prevented with current treatments.... Read more »

HIV tests - genetic?

How do you test for HIV? Can it be determined GENETICALLY? Is the 'Line Immunoassay'... Read more »

I am off HIV meds more than I am on, do I have good genetics or ?

Not exactly a question, but I have not been on steady HIV drugs in about 15 years. I was diagnosed... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV's Mutations to Avoid Immune Defenses Can Be Passed to Wider Population, Study Says

HIV can adapt rapidly to evade immune system responses, and these mutations can be passed on in the wider population, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Nature , Reuters reports. Although researchers have known that HIV... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Genetically Engineered, HIV-Resistant Cells: The Latest Breakthrough in HIV Gene Therapy

A new gene therapy could make a person's CD4+ cells resistant to HIV -- a method that, if successful, would eliminate the need for antiretroviral drugs for those living with HIV, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Stanford... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Treatment for Hemophilia Is Safer for Patients; Drug Eliminates Chance of Passing Viruses, Diseases

Last week, FDA approved Advate, a hemophilia A treatment containing no human blood components. The drug will be available in pharmacies within two to five weeks. Baxter Healthcare Corp., the drug's developer, has not determined its average wholesale... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CCR5 Genetic Variation Responsible for Resistance to HIV Might Decrease Resistance to West Nile Virus, Study Says

People living with a genetic variation in the CCR5 receptors of their immune cells -- which has shown resistance to HIV -- might have an increased risk of contracting West Nile virus, according to a study published in the Jan. 17 online edition of... Read more »
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HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

Passing on HIV via Saliva

Posted by SaltyWater, 2 Replies
Now I know you can't catch HIV by kissing, but imagine this scenario

You know someone is HIv and your cool with it. You know you cant catch it by french kissing, but suppose the negative person had core / cold core on the edge of his mouth, if the... Read more »

Accidentally passing on HIV

Posted by alondonlad, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with someone who could be HIV+ in November. I got tested the next day and the results came back a few weeks later as neg. I was tested again in December and got a second neg but I need to be tested again in March for a more... Read more »

How is HIV passed from one person to another?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

HIV transmission can occur when blood, semen (cum), pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum), vaginal fluid, or breast milk from an infected person enters the body of an uninfected person.
HIV can enter the body through a vein (e.g., injection drug use), the... Read more »