Do You Get Infected With HIV When The Virus Enters Your Bloodstream?
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Stanford University, School of MedicineHIV RNA is not "free" in blood. HIV RNA is contained within "cellfree" virus particles within blood plasma. You are correct, HIV RNA within cells, is assembled into viral particles, which are then extruded out of the cell... Read more »
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Prevalence of Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus in HIV-Infected and HIV/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected PatientsIn the current study, a 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... Read more »
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)The Food and Drug Administration has licensed the first nucleic acid test (NAT) system intended for screening donors of whole blood and blood components intended for use in transfusion. This test system can simultaneously detect the presence of HIV... Read more »
Alarming Incidence of Hepatitis C Virus Re-Infection After Treatment of Sexually Acquired Acute Hepatitis C Virus Infection in HIV-Infected MSMThe seroprevalence of sexually transmitted HCV among men who have sex with men in Amsterdam is stabilizing, recent data show. Little is known, however, about the incidence of HCV re-infection in MSM who have cleared HCV. In the current study, the... Read more »
A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United StatesPlease note: An erratum has been published for this article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary Hepatitis B vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its consequences, including... Read more »
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Posted by new2this2010This is great news.
http://www.dailytech.com/New+Virus+Leads+Drugs+to+HIVInfected+Cells/article22391.htm#cmt706319 Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesI'm really concerned about something I did.. can someone please help.
I went to Thailand last month where I engaged in stupid activites. I went to a body massage establishment. Anyways, during the course of the body massage the tip of my penis enter... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI was wondering how soon HIV can be passed on to a partner after the point of infection? Is it possible to infect a partner in the first 2-to-3 weeks after contraction ,
or does it take a few more weeks than that for the virus to show up enough in... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesI am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »
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