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Do You Get Infected With HIV When The Virus Enters Your Bloodstream?

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Dear Doctor, Does this mean that I won't have the HIV virus, and I can't transmit HIV virus even if I had.

Dear Doctor, Here is an update from http://www.thebody.com/updates/2007-03-01.html Herpes Treatment Can Control Herpes and HIV Viral Load, Study Finds Treatment with the herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) not only reduces the viral load of herpes...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...HIV is actually quite modest and indirect, such that it would not really affect the ability of an individual to transmit the virus unless they were also infected with HSV. In that case, it can have an important effect by reducing herpes... Read more »

A few questions about the virus HIV rather than AIDS

I had a few questions about the HIV virus. Wikipedia was helpful I still need more information. ... Read more »

Virus Concentration and HIV ImmunityThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Hi. I have two questions. You frequently mention that there is a very low concentration of HIV in... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates Speak Out After Kenyan Cabinet Member Discusses Viability of Isolating People Living With HIV/AIDS to Control Spread of Virus

...recent statements a Kenyan cabinet member about isolating people living with HIV/AIDS as a means of controlling the spread of the virus and reactions by local and international HIV/AIDS advocates. On January 28, Esther Murugi, minister for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Experts Call for New Ideas, Increased Funding on 25th Anniversary of Paper Identifying Virus

...AFP/Google.com. On May 20, 1983, Luc Montagnier and a team at the Pasteur Institute published a paper in the journal Science about a virus found in a person who died of AIDS-related causes. U.S. researcher Robert Gallo later showed that the... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) System to Screen Whole Blood Donors for Infections With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

...infectious donations than current tests because it detects viral genes rather than antibodies or antigens (proteins from the virus). Detection of viral genes permits detection earlier in the infection since the appearance of antibodies requires... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus in HIV-Infected and HIV/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected Patients

...sample of HIV patients completed a questionnaire identifying their demographic characteristics and risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV). A chart review was conducted to confirm the information obtained in the survey. Risk factors associated... Read more »
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AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses

Posted by new2this2010
...AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses Enlists Merck Cancer Medicine http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-02/aids-cure-quest-to-kill-sleeping-viruses-enlists-merck-cancer-medicine.html Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

New HIV virus - Is this the final answer?

Posted by TwinsDad, 2 Replies
... My question is: Why we Humans do not create a new virus strain that will merge with the original HIV virus and create a different mutation that will replicate until it reaches several Read more »

Is there any test which look for HIV virus itself

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi everybody I am wondering is there some kind of test which look for virus itself? I am becoming paranoid about hiv i tested 8 months after my last sex and i am still woried becouse i started doubting Read more »