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Gender Differences Of HIV Infection

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Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...854 women and men infected through injecting drug use and heterosexual sex and followed for up to nine years from seroconversion. Italian Seroconversion Study [ Bmj 1994;309:1537-42] Collazos J, Asensi V and Carton JA. Sex differences in the clinical, immunological and virological parameters of HIV-infected patients treated with HAART. Aids 2007;21:835-43 Gandhi M, Aweeka F, Greenblatt RM and Blaschke TF. Sex differences in...
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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

diffrence between hiv infection and hiv 1/2 eia oositive and confimation negative

i was tested in september and was eia1/2 positive but confimatory westernBlot1 negative so am i called hiv positive or negative? in my lab test report it was written that negative westernBlot does not exclude hiv infection what does it mean? and i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative confirmatory Western Blot is considered to be a "negative HIV-1 screening test."The disclaimer about not excluding HIV infection refers to situations such as people being tested within their "window period." By the way, all laboratory... Read more »

partners having unprotected sex with different strains (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2011)

when i was diagnosed my doctor told me that i am classified as HIV strain 2 and with cd4 count of 5 as of 2007 and now 1095 of october 2010...i have a partner and the doctor told him that his HIV 1 & 2 strain and not taking medications yet because...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...couplings are at risk for superinfection (acquiring a different strain of the virus) and for other STDs that could make your HIV disease flare out of control. My advice is always to cover your stump before you hump!By the way this question has... Read more »

gender cd4/cd8 differences

hello drs,I have a two part question with advance thanks for your response 1. do men and women experience a somewhat similar discourse relative to % of cd4 drop and % of cd8 increase from time of infection on and during the progression of the...
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
...inverted ratio should never be a surrogate for diagnosis and HIV antibody testing needs to be performed for making a diagnosis of HIV infection. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Multiple Sex Partners and Perceived Risk of HIV Infection in Zambia: Attitudinal Determinants and Gender Differences

...cautionary behavior, evidence of the reciprocity of the relationship between recent risky sexual behavior and perceived risks of HIV infection remains scarce." Their research "tests the hypothesis that having multiple sex partners within the last... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

"His" Story and "Her" Story: Gender Differences and HIV

...to affect millions of men, women and children of every sexual orientation, color, country, and creed. Biological and social gender differences regarding HIV perhaps lend further support to the theory of Martian men and Venutian women. The... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Treatment During Primary HIV Infection as a Method of Altering the Epidemic Spread of HIV?

...in men at seroconversion, combined with lower diversity, may indicate relatively uncontrolled replication, either because of gender differences or more frequent antigen priming among the women studied." 14 Possible Interventions Treatment... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UN Agency Cautions Against Kenyan Study That Halves HIV Estimates

...of global HIV cases to 40 million from the previous 42 million. But UNAIDS' statement questioned the Kenyan study's reported gender differences for HIV infection: 8.7 percent of women, but 4.5 percent of men. "Nowhere, in any country in the... Read more »
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Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
Hello, I recently had sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers. The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected... Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...the presence of mind to discard it? I can't understand. Now I have to live with the thought that I may have exposed myself to HIV infection. I mean, the toilet paper which came into contact with the seat actually also came into contact with my... Read more »

HIV infected or not?

Posted by Andreea, 2 Replies
Could one get infected with HIV if he had wounds on he's fingers and touched plastic lids that an HIV positive cut himself in? (I heard that outside the body the virus dies in a few minutes, and if the person having the virus is taking a treatment,... Read more »

HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear Experts, I have some trouble, I need your help. Although you establish that HIV could transmit in three ways: Unprotected sexual intercourse, used syringes, and blood transfusion ..But I have one question: Could HIV transmis via... Read more »