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PREVENIR CONTAGIO POR HIV (IDEA ORIGINAL DNA)

Posted by TOLKIEN
MEDIDAS DE PREVENCIN

TRANSMISION SEXUAL

La utilizacin del preservativo es el nico mtodo efectivo de prevencin de la infeccin por HIV en la medida en que sea utilizado correctamente y se respeten las condiciones de eficacia.

CONDICIONES DE EFICACIA

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PERIODO VENTANA / HIV (idea original DNA)

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A QUE SE DENOMINA PERIODO DE VENTANA?

El Perodo de Ventana o de seroconversin, se corresponde con el primer estado de la infeccin, es decir que, a pesar de un resultado negativo (no reactivo), la persona puede estar infectada y, por lo tanto,... Read more »

periodo de ventana/HIV (idea original DNA)

Posted by TOLKIEN
A QUE SE DENOMINA PERIODO DE VENTANA?

El Perodo de Ventana o de seroconversin, se corresponde con el primer estado de la infeccin, es decir que, a pesar de un resultado negativo (no reactivo), la persona puede estar infectada y, por lo tanto,... Read more »

MODOS DE TRANSMISION DE VIH (IDEA ORIGINAL DNA)

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EN QUE LUGARES DE NUESTRO ORGANISMO SE ENCUENTRA EL HIV?

El HIV se encuentra en todos los lquidos y fludos de nuestro cuerpo, pero slo en la sangre, el semen (includo el lquido pre-seminal), los fludos vaginales y la leche materna el HIV tiene la... Read more »

MODOS DE TRANSMISION VIH (IDEA ORIGINAL DE DNA)

Posted by TOLKIEN
EN QUE LUGARES DE NUESTRO ORGANISMO SE ENCUENTRA EL HIV?

El HIV se encuentra en todos los lquidos y fludos de nuestro cuerpo, pero slo en la sangre, el semen (includo el lquido pre-seminal), los fludos vaginales y la leche materna el HIV tiene la... Read more »
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your ideas on testosterone level and HIV viral load

Dr. Bob,We know that HIV virus in males often causes reduction in testosterone levels. As the HIV viral load is lowered by meds, can testosterone be expected to rise again? Does the patch cause testicular atrophy which might be avoided if an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, HIV levels in the blood are not directly correlated with testosterone levels. Hypogonadism in the setting of HIV disease can be caused by many factors, including damaged testicles (usually from HIV-related infection, not a swift kick), drug... Read more »

crazy idea

I was just wondering if, by any remote chance, blood transfusions would be a good treatment for HIV or AIDS. If, as the HIV-positive blood recipient, you could get a fresh supply of healthy T-cells from the HIV-negative blood donor, wouldn't...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Dear Ana,It sounds like an attractive idea, but it doesn't work. Here are some of the reasons. A typical blood transfusion is only the red blood cells; CD4 cells (T cells) are a type of white blood cell. 99% of T cells live in the lymph nodes... Read more »

Going from 3 Drugs to 1. OK? Good Idea?

I recently moved to a new region of the country. Have had HIV since 2005. On drug regimen of Reyataz 300mg, Norvir 100mg, and Truvda (together once per day) for several years. All has been great, controlled, etc. New doctor suggested replacing...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.I'm usually believer in aint broke, don't fix. In your case, ain't broke for several years says a lot. To simplify your question, since tenofovir and FTC are common to Truvada and Atripla, the real... Read more »

Is Weight Loss Surgery a Good Idea?

I have been HIV+ for seven years. I've also been very healthy, and continue to be. I'm not currently medicated as my viral load is still only about 1,100. The thing is that I have also always been fat. Healthy and fat, my whole life.I...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Tough question. I don't know of any info on wt loss surgery in a person with HIV. Your concerns seem very well founded to me. Also wt loss surgery is very difficult and associated with numerous nutritional problems post-op. Indeed the... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Financial Tax to Fund HIV/AIDS Relief a "Bad Idea"

"HIV/AIDS is terrible, and so is poverty," but demanding "a tax on financial transactions to fund HIV/AIDS relief in poor countries" is "a bad idea," writes Eamonn Butler, director of economic-think tank the Adam Smith Institute, in an Addis... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV Denialists, Discordant Dating and Ideas

This video blog is part of the series "My HIV Journey: 13 Months of Videos Following My Diagnosis." Check out a full list of entries in the series . Just an update on my life. I am 153 days into my journey with HIV. In this video I discuss HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WHO's Idea for Universal HIV Testing Raises Hopes, Fears

AIDS experts and public health advocates are weighing in on a recent study that suggested the AIDS epidemic could be reversed by an aggressive test-and-treat strategy. "Universal and annual voluntary testing followed by immediate antiretroviral... Read more »
AIDS.gov

Seattle Meeting Focuses on Ideas to Strengthen the HIV Workforce

On October 4, 2011, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) hosted the second in a series of five Implementation Dialogues in Seattle Washington at Swedish Medical Center. The theme for this meeting was "Building Capacity Within the HIV... Read more »