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Hiv And Ivdu

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unusual Hep C results

We have recently had two patients with strange Hep C results, I wonder if you can clarify. case one HIV+ve,IVDU HepCAb-ve until April this year. On his annual check tested HepCab+ve with a viral load of 15yrs who has been HepCPCR+ve previously on...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Low levels of viremia can wax and wane. Since the test is based on RNA, which can degrade, sample handling is important. That is why I always double-check any non-detectable viral load. Spontaneous clearance can occur even in chronic infection;... Read more »

HIV Intravenous drug treatments

I am trying to find out what drugs are available in an IV form so as to help me in making decisions... Read more »

Question re: PEP and Occupational Exposures

Hi Dr Frascino,I'm a medical student who is worried about a potential occupational exposure. This... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Meds Don't Up Intravenous Drug Abusers' Risk-Taking

... Intravenous drug users with HIV do not increase sexual risk-taking after initiating antiretroviral therapy, according to a new Canadian study. Some Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Afghanistan Records 266 HIV Cases, Mostly Intravenous Drug Users

...public health ministry reported on Saturday that the nation has logged 266 HIV cases, of whom 66 percent became infected through intravenous drug use. Men accounted for 75 percent of the cases. As part of a World AIDS Day campaign initiated by... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Impact of Partially Effective HIV Vaccine on a Population of Intravenous Drug Users in Bangkok, Thailand: A Dynamic Model

...As of 1999, HIV prevalence was 2.2 percent in Thailand and 33 percent among Thai injection drug users (IDUs) in major urban areas. Bangkok is Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Diagnoses Rise Among Intravenous Drug Users

...The number of new HIV cases among intravenous drug users in the United States rose in 2000, halting five years of steady declines, according to a federal study released on Thursday. Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...have read the Padian study and others like it. Female vaginal secretions do not usually contain a high enough concentration of HIV to infect. The VAST majority of HIV infections are IVDU's, Anal sex receipients and combos of the above. FYI, a... Read more »

hiv-negative aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
..."Idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia, or ICL, is an immunodeficiency syndrome in which human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, cannot be detected. Because HIV is the causative agent of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), ICL can be referred to Read more »

I'm so scared and alone

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Uzbekistan back in October and had sex with a couple of prostitutes. Now, I'm totally freaking out because of the possible risk of HIV. I went in yesterday for a test that should be for 3 months out since the incident. Results should be in... Read more »

Female to Male Transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...OK- It is MUCH harder for a women to give it to a man, for the obvious reasons-HIV has to be exposed to a mucous membrance and the only one on the penis is the opening of the Urethra. It is much easier the other Read more »