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 safe...
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 »

The Prilosec Guy

Dude, I'm not worried about the Chopin Winterwind or Ocean Etudes. hehehe...I use the Dorothy... Read more »

Virus In Water

When we talk about how infectious the infected blood is when exposed to air, we normally know that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Activists: "Let's Talk About Sex, It's Killing Us"

...a lot of people are reluctant and embarrassed about discussing AIDS?" The 3rd annual HIV/AIDS Health Summit, titled "What's Killing Us?", was sponsored by B.A.S.I.A (Brothers and Sisters in Action). More than 100 health professionals and persons... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Discovery of Antibodies That Kill More Than 90% of HIV Viruses Gives New Hope for Vaccine

...Los Angeles Times reports. "Federal researchers have identified a pair of naturally occurring antibodies that are able to kill more than 90% of all strains of the AIDS virus, a finding they say could lead to the development of new treatments... Read more »
University of California-Los Angeles

UCLA Researchers Demonstrate That Stem Cells Can Be Engineered to Kill HIV

...colleagues have for the first time demonstrated that human blood stem cells can be engineered into cells that can target and killHIV-infected cells -- a process that potentially could be used against a range of chronic viral diseases. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Kills Zimbabwe Child Every 15 Minutes -- UNICEF

...In Zimbabwe, AIDS is killing a child every 15 minutes, and international donors must respond to the country's epidemic with the same intensity they have Read more »
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Breast Milk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I fed it to the baby and if the baby threw up on me or if the breast milk got into a cut of mine is this a risk for getting HIV/Aids. I hope this is not affending anyone. Thank You for your time, Preschool Teacher Read more »

AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses

Posted by new2this2010
...AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses Enlists Merck Cancer Medicine Read more »

Kill HIV with Photopheresis, Ultra-Violet Blood Irradiation (UBI) Therapies?

Posted by Jon316, 1 Reply
...1960s. The concept of UBI seems simple and the procedure is easy and it appears that it would be very beneficial to people with HIV. Doctors all over the world, including at Yale University, perform the procedure for Auto-Immune System Disorders,... Read more »

stupid thinking with the little head.

Posted by dontknow, 3 Replies
...but I began to look into my sexual behavior and risks.I now see that some studies say it is an 8 percent risk to no risk of hiv transmission,. From what I am reading M to M sex is very bad. Every time I turn around I am reading std's on rise,... Read more »