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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Antibody That Helps Protect Women Against Pregnancy-Associated Malaria Not Present in HIV-Positive Women, Study Says

An antibody to pregnancy-associated malaria that is present in some women who have been pregnant more than once is not present in HIV-positive women, according to a study published in the May issue of PLoS Medicine , ANI/newKerala.com reports.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene Mutation That Protects Against Virtually Extinct Form of Malaria Makes Blacks More Susceptible to HIV, Study Says

A gene mutation that likely protected people living in sub-Saharan Africa from a form of malaria seldom found in the region now could make blacks more susceptible to HIV, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Cell Host &... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/Malaria Co-Infection Nearly Doubles HIV Viral Load, Increases Chance of Transmission, Study Says

The HIV viral load levels of an HIV-positive person nearly doubles when he or she becomes co-infected with malaria, increasing the likelihood that the person could transmit the virus to someone else, according to a study published in the Jan. 15... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Malaria medication and HIV DRUGS

Hi I am going to the dominican republic on the 22nd June I am taking nevirapine and truvada and have been on meds for 10 months.. is there any contraindication to certain anti malaria medications and my hiv drugs available and which one would you...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Hi Richard,You will enjoy visiting the Dominican Republic.Right now malraia prophylaxis is recommended for travel even to resort areas (except inside the cities of Santo Domingo or Santiago). There are no drug interactions of note between your HIV... Read more »

HIV Transmission Risk Through Protected Sex

Hello, I had protected intercourse with a friend I m talking to about 5 weeks ago. She has been on ARV drugs for the past 13 months with a cd4 count above 650. Had 3 bumps like razor bumps quite close to the base of my penis at the time. I did have...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
You certainly have plenty of reasons beside HIV to get some of the symptoms you describe. In fact, hard to pin any of this on HIV at this point.Acute retroviral syndrome come on quickly and then fades. It does not linger. Plus, your HIV test was... Read more »

Is Malaria an early symptom of HIV?

Hi, I fell ill with malaria a month and one week after I was possibly exposed to HIV? Is this an early symptom??...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,HIV and Malaria are two completely different infections (i.e. Malaria is <b>not</b> an early symptom of HIV). If you were at risk for HIV, it's a good idea to get tested at the three month point.Hope this... Read more »

Effect of Malaria on HIV POZ

Hi Doc,I live in the tropics. Our regular ailment is malaria from mosquito bites. I ave it from time to time, kindly tell me the effect on my HIV positive status? Does malaria treatment deplete the CD4 count? Thanks a million....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.HIV has an effect on malaria and malaria has an effect on HIV disease. I'll post a link below that discussed these relationships. It's important to treat both illnesses aggressively and to understand possible drug-drug interactions.... Read more »
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HIV from protected anal

Posted by spiritflame67, 1 Reply
Can you get HIV from protected anal sex? The condoms had no holes nor did it break or have anything abnormal. Could I have gotten HIV from this?? Read more »

How to protect your partner when you are dating someone who is not HIV Positive?

Posted by pozlady, 3 Replies
Are there any other measures that are important besides the use of condoms that one should take when dating someone who is not HIV Positive?
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Do condoms protect against HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, are condoms extremly effective against HIV? I'm just wondering if anyone konws anyone, or contracted HIV while performing safe sex? I'm sure the virus has to have been transmitted whle condoms were used in the past a few times or so by some... Read more »

You can't always protect them

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Took my teenage son for an HIV test today. He had no risk factors. The counselor asked him why he even wanted to be tested?

He told her. Because my girlfriends parents found out my mom has HIV and they want to make sure I don't have it before I... Read more »