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Different Strands Of Hiv

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How many strands exist and different routes of transmission?

First, how many different strands of the STD gonnorhea actually exist and do some strands have differentiating methods of transmission? Also, do some strands have a greater liklihood of transmission?...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Gonorhea is a bacteria that has been around for many, many years, so there are many strains in circulation, even within one community. As far as we know, the major difference comes down to antibiotic resistance. Some strains have become increasingly... Read more »

Strands of HIV

What are the different strands of HIV? Do they have name? What does it mean when they are... Read more »

how many strands of hiv could i have?

i believe i was infected with hiv about 2 years ago after having been recently diagnosed with a... Read more »
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Mechanisms for Circumcision to Reduce HIV Transmission in Different Penile Tissue: Target Cell Differences Rather Than Keratinisation

An intensive study looking at the protective impact on adult male circumcision for reducing the risk of sexual HIV transmission suggested new biological mechanisms for protection. This study was presented as an oral presentation by Minh Dinh from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethnic Differences in HIV Risk Behaviors Among Methadone-Maintained Women Receiving Contingency Management for Cocaine Use Disorders

The study's goal was to identify ethnic differences in HIV risk behaviors among cocaine-using women receiving methadone maintenance for opioid dependence, and further to evaluate the efficacy of contingency management (CM) for cocaine use disorders... Read more »

HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: HIV in Women and Men: What's the Difference?

It's true that HIV doesn't discriminate. It's also true that HIV treatment works just as well in women as in men. However, there are differences between men and women when it comes to living with HIV -- in fact, living with HIV as a woman can often... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Socioeconomic Differences in the Impact of HIV Infection on Workforce Participation in France in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

In the current study, the authors "sought to measure the difference in employment rates between HIV-seropositive and HIV-seronegative persons and to establish whether this difference varied according to the HIV-infected persons' socioeconomic... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
how many strands of hiv are there? and does transmission vary ?? for example , is it easier to get a different strand of hiv thru kissing, blowjobs, etc?? just curious. Read more »

Aids vs Hiv exposure?.. Any difference?

Posted by PrayWithMePlease, 1 Reply
Are there any risk diferences between being exposed to someone who is HIV+ and someone who has AIDS completely? Would symptoms show earlier? Do you skip the HIV stage completely? etc... Anybody have some knowledge? Read more »

Different Q & A about hiv testing:

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
clarificatoin on testing?
Posted: Apr 2, 2001

is a negative result at 4 1/2 months on a salive test goor/reliable after a low risk exposure(fingering?) thank you

The OraSure testing system is generally thought to be an excellent... Read more »

5 or 6 weeks negative. How much difference?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have read that "The standared HIV test, the HIV antibody test would be positive within 3-4 weeks of exposure." I'm kind of confused here since if they say the standard antibody test (I assume they mean ELISA) would be positive with 3-4 weeks, then... Read more »