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Hiv In High Concentrations

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...bleach and leave it in the syringe for a full two minutes. Discard the bleach and repeat. Rinse the syringe twice with water when you are finished. Injection Drugs and Hepatitis Injection drug users are also at a high risk for contracting Hepatitis B and C, both of which are blood-borne diseases. These viruses are much easier to contract than HIV due to the high concentration of hepatitis in the blood stream and its ability...
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A family member had HIV and STD tests done at local clinic. All the results for STDs were negative. The result for HIV test listed unreadable. What does this mean? There can not be a 3 month waiting period as she is sexually active and occasional...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...repeat.Rinse the syringe twice with water when you are finished.Injection Drugs and HepatitisInjection drug users are also at a high risk for contracting Hepatitis B and C, both of which are blood-borne diseases. These viruses are much easier to... Read more »
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Tears, and Sweat.) In order to obtain data on the survival of HIV, laboratory studies have required the use of artificially high concentrations of laboratory-grown virus. Although these unnatural concentrations of HIV can be kept alive under... 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
...blood:Generally speaking, within the first few weeks after infection, the virus replicates rapidly, and the viral load may go to high levels. Soon afterwards, the immune system starts to control HIV, and the viral load drops significantly. As... Read more »

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 saliva is very small. The chances of one of those few virusparticles getting into a persons bloodstream, is possible, but highlyunlikely. In body fluids containing high concentrations of HIV (like blood,semen, or vaginal secretions), the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Controlled Trial of High-Concentration Capsaicin Patch for Treatment of Painful HIV Neuropathy

...Capsaicin desensitizes cutaneous nociceptors resulting in reduced pain. The authors reported on a placebo-controlled study of a high-concentration capsaicin dermal patch (NGX-4010) for the treatment of painful HIV-DSP. The double-blind... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...1-888-232-6348 (TTY), in English, en EspaƱol. Which body fluids transmit HIV? These body fluids have been shown to contain high concentrations of HIV: blood semen vaginal fluid breast milk other body fluids containing blood The... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

News Briefs About Women and HIV related to HIV viral load in the female genital tract. That is, a deficiency of retinol damages mucosal integrity, thereby elevating risk of HIV transmission. In this study, researchers explicitly examined the relationship between retinol and... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...It is not clear why HIV-positive women are more likely to be depressed, but there are many factors that may contribute to the high rate of depression among HIV-positive women. These include having a lower household income, using drugs and... Read more »
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Can ARS last this long?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can ARS last for 3 months, and still test negative on Elisa and PCR? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
trust me on this one, folks! Read more »

some incorrect info on this forum

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies sex exposure with an HIV+ person. 3. Cannot get HIV without ejaculate. Wrong again! The Pre-seminal fluid contains HIV in high enough concentrations to infect, even without actual ejaculation. 4. Every HIV+ person will test antibody... Read more »

Now what is HIV-Type 2?

Posted by ExWorryWart, 1 Reply
...and china).. How do I find out about HIV-Type 2 is relevent for this country? Any info? Ravi, you are from that area. I have high hopes that you will come up with credible information. Is there Type -3, 4? ,.....n? Please shed some light to this... Read more »