The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Explanation Of Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
The Body

What Is HIV?

...1984. Related Links Overviews Fact Sheet: Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS What Is AIDS? What's the Difference Between HIV and AIDS? The Stages of HIV Disease The HIV Life Cycle (Illustration and Explanations) How HIV Damages the Immune System The Global HIV/AIDS Timeline HIV/AIDS Basics News and Research --> FAQ Articles on HIV & AIDS Who Gets HIV/AIDS in the United States? ...
Ask the Experts

Smelling semen in a public restroom

Hi Doctor, You do great work.I couldn't find another question like this. Call me paranoid but I would love a medical explanation to why HIV cannot be transmitted by smelling semen. In context, I was in a public urinal when I noticed semen in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Dude, be reasonable. If HIV were transmissible via the airborne route, it would have wiped out the planet long ago. HIV is not airborne. It cannot fly, jump Read more »

didn't know

After 3 years of living together, my now husband got sick and I learned he had aids.(unprotected sex)He had known for years. Long story short, that was 15 years ago and we are married. He is healthy and living with aids but his whole personality...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...change. However, it's difficult to say what is going on with your husband. If he's not treating you well, there are many possible explanations that may have nothing to do with HIV. Read more »

hiv outside the host

Dr. Bob,We have all read that hiv does not survive well outside the body, but what exactly happens to it when it leaves the host? Does the cell wall collapse, or do the glycoproteins get degraded, or does the capsid "burst", or etc..? Have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,HIV is an extremely tiny piece of genetic material that gets integrated into the genetic material of host cells (CD4 cells, for example). Read more »

number in aus

can you please give me currentstatistics on the amount of people in australia that are currently hiv infectedthanks
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...According to the most recent reports presented by UNAIDS, Australia had 14,000 adults and children living with HIV (whether or not they had developed AIDS) at the end of 1999.A detailed explanation about HIV/AIDS statistics for Australia are Read more »
The Body PRO

Presence of Binding Antibodies in Genital Secretions of High-Risk, HIV-Uninfected Women Offers Possible Explanation of "HIV Immunity" Enigma

...the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read an explanation... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Mutant Gene Not Sole Explanation for HIV Non-Progression

...fully explain why a small proportion of people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remain completely well for a decade or more, according to investigators at the... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

No Explanation Yet for Higher MSM HIV Rates

...and impacting African American and Hispanic communities," said Dr. Kevin Fenton , director of the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. On Saturday, the CDC revised upward its estimate of U.S. HIV... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Special Proteins Provide Possible Explanation Why Oral Transmission of HIV Is Uncommon

...following article and an article by G. Sonia Nagy, M.D. , we will entertain two different views on oral sex transmission of the HIV virus. Editor's note: Uncommon does not mean zero. Oral transmission of HIV is a documented phenomenon. Oral... Read more »
Connect With Others

Looking to July

Posted by soscared21, 2 Replies
...exposure and lasted for a week. I also have noticed a very obvious blotchiness on a good part of my back...assume it's the HIV rash. Also, I'm pretty certain some of the lymph nodes in my neck are rock hard, especially the ones around the lower... Read more »

Really worried by weird symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
...nothing is showing up. I also had a full physical this morning but my doctor is not finding anything abnormal. I got tested for HIV at the end of September and it was negative. I am worried this could be related to a one night stand with a... Read more »

Herpes and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know this answer. I am waiting on an HIV test. Last possible exposure over 10 years. Have had various possible is it to never have herpes outbreak or Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...about my posting on which you all seem confused. 1.The only time that i have seen a patient with no-antibodys,and a confirmed hiv infection is,when the patient had full blown aids and the patient had "seroreverted". NOT... Read more »