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Hiv Concentration To Get Infected

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Declining Concentration of HIV in Correctional Facilities, but 20 Percent of HIV-Infected People in the U.S. Have Been in a Correctional Facility

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet two of these impressive HIV researchers and read their explanation of a study they presented at CROI 2009. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Concentrated HIV Epidemics Emerging Among MSM in Middle East, North Africa, Study Shows

Concentrated HIV epidemics are emerging among men who have sex with men in the Middle East and North Africa, "and high levels of risky sexual behavior threaten to spread the AIDS virus further in the region, researchers said Tuesday" in a study ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Uganda's HIV/AIDS Epidemic Concentrated Among Adults, Health Ministry Says

The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Uganda is now concentrated among adults, and HIV prevention campaigns should be redesigned to target the population, the country's Ministry of Health said recently, the New Vision/ reports. According to the... Read more »
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Virus Concentration and HIV ImmunityThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Hi. I have two questions. You frequently mention that there is a very low concentration of HIV in saliva and therefore the possibility of transmission is very remote. Is not a single HIV particle entering the bloodstream able to reproduce into...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Theoretically, if a single HIV virus particle enters the bloodstream, itcould reproduce quickly and a person could be infected. Theoretically, justabout anything is possible. However, we have to look at... Read more »

Concentrations of HIV in body fluids

According to AIDS books and research articles, there are enormous amount of hiv in body fluids(some millions per ml,to my memory) Dr.Sowadsky, what would be the REAL hiv concentration in the body fluids in the worset situation?(for example, in the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. There is no such thing as a "Real" or "textbook" answer to this question. This is because the viral load can vary tremendously from one person to another. It could also vary from one stage of... Read more »

Increasing Brain Focus/Concentration

Since I've had HIV for 11 years I've had difficulties concentrating and my thinking has slowed. It is difficult to focus on tasks like studying at length. I also have problems with my short term memory. I am presently on Viread, Videx EX...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
HIV can cause difficulties with concentration, slowed thinking and short term memory impairment. However, this tends to occur only in those who have advancing HIV infection. The best treatment is an effective antiretroviral therapy if the cause is... Read more »

Concentration loss

I have been HIV + for 5 years, and I currently have an undectable viral load, and t-cells that range from 800-1200. I am taking Zerit, Epivir, and Sustiva for HIV, as well as Celexa and Trazadone for low-level depression. I am a high school teacher,...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Your concentration problems may have various causes, like partially treated depression, persistent insomnia, side effect of Sustiva, HIV infection, or others.Partially treated depression can cause decreased concentration. Perhaps you should... Read more »
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Lacking focus and concentration!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am posting here because I am awaiting a response from the good doctor, been waiting for a while, but still waiting with no hard feelings of course.
Anyways, I had unprotected oral sex (receptive..err she sucked me off) and protected vaginal sex... Read more »

so hard to concentrate!

Posted by uhohblita, 1 Reply
I dont know about anyone else but its so hard to think.. my job is mostly mentally oriented and with me worrying about dying all the time, thinking about getting training or expanding my mental capacity seems pointless until I get these physical... Read more »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »

Info on withdrawal and HIV infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Spoke to someone on the UK AIDS National Helpline about possible risk from pre-ejaculate.
She gave me some figures from a study which involved 24 mixed-status couples who practised unprotected sex with withdrawal before ejaculation over a 12 month... Read more »