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Does Stomach Acid Kill HIV

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Positive boyfriend. Can stomach acids kill HIV?

My boyfriend recently told me he was HIV+ ... i'm negative... however he told me that currently it is undetectable in his blood and the risk of him infecting someone, according to doctors, is pretty much nil. although we still plan on having...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The question has not been studied directly. Semen can still contain infected cells, despite having an undetectable viral load in both blood or seminal plasma. Contact with infectious secretions can still occur in the oral cavity prior to delivery in... Read more »

Is oral sex low risk due to stomach acids?

Dear Sir, I was talking to a friend who is an andrologist (male fertility doctor) and he was saying... Read more »

Diarrhea, acid flux, stomach pain

I have been positive for two years. I dont take medication yet because my t-cell # is 419, Vl 1100,... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Loss of Appetite Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Yourself Gut Basics The gut includes the stomach, small... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Council Kills Crack Pipe Program

On Wednesday, the Ottawa City Council was expected to review a controversial crack pipe distribution program. Instead, it voted to end the outreach entirely. Because crack pipe users can experience cuts to their lips, pipe-sharing among users can... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Toxin Shows Promise in Killing Off Lurking HIV

This article was reported by the Los Angeles Times . The Los Angeles Times reported on a study in which an antibody and toxin mix was successful in detecting and killing HIV-infected cells hidden in organs and bone marrow of mice genetically... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Why People With HIV Still Die -- And Why They Don't Have To ...

Introduction What Kills People With HIV Today? Hepatitis Outranks Other Death Threats Can Liver Deaths Be Prevented? Bad Adherence Can Kill Fateful Impact of a Late Diagnosis AIDS Cancers and Non-AIDS Cancers How Big Is the Threat From Heart... Read more »
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guilt and shame killing me

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know that everyone has to be tired of hearing from me, but I feel like dying! I just don't know how to go on! I am the married guy that let another man perform oral sex on me and I put his penis in my mouth and then took it right out. I have no... Read more »

stomach feels horrible

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm have lots of symtoms but I'm still waiting to take my test again to know for sure. I keep having a achy feeling in my belly. It's weird I don't have a diahrea but I do have a ton of gas. Is this another possible symptom of being infected? I've... Read more »

Propolis kills HIV virus

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Contrary to the opinion of your 'expert' on this site, bee propolis has been shown to kill the HIV virus:

"With a little alcohol, Gekker extracted a tincture from Dressens raw propolis, and began treating her cold. And thats when the unbidden thought... Read more »

How does saliva kill HIV virus?

Posted by caman1313, 1 Reply
Does anyone have information as to the truth of saliva being able to kill or render HIV virus infective. How long does it take to kill the virus. Read more »