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Hiv Mucosal

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HIV and mucosal disease pain and sinusitis

Hi,I contracted HIV in March 2003. CD4 counts OK at 529 and 31%. But I have suffered TERRIBLY with oropharngeal pain and bi-temporal headaches (which are exacerbated by bending forward). I also go into an occasional general malaise. I know this...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Sinus disease is common during HIV. If you are not achieving adequate drainage from your sinuses then sinus surgey may be the answer. Surgery can create openings Read more »

HCV/ HIV

Can u get hcv/ hiv if a infected person spit in your eyes face/eyes? Read more »

HIV transmission thru urethra

Hi there, about 4 weeks ago I had some contact with the anal fluids of another guy. I was going to... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Transmission of HIV Possibly Associated with Exposure of Mucous Membrane to Contaminated Blood

...of transmission could not be determinedwith certainty, the most likely possibility is that the woman wasinfected through her mucous membrane by exposure to blood in herpartner's saliva. This exposure most likely occurred during "deepkissing." ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Understanding HIV Transmission Mechanisms: Microbicides and PrEP

...Technologies Presented by Robin Shattock, United Kingdom Exposure of Extracellular and Intracellular Tenofovir and Emtricitabine in Mucosal Tissues After a Single of Fixed-Dose TDF/FTC: Implications for Pre-Exposure HIV Prophylaxis (PrEP) ... Read more »
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Understanding Innate Immunity and HIV

...eliminate it. Dendritic cells and macrophages are among the most important in recognizing invading viruses like HIV and are found in mucosal tissues, as well as at other sites. These cells are like the body's 24-hour security force and are... Read more »
The Body PRO

Presence of Binding Antibodies in Genital Secretions of High-Risk, HIV-Uninfected Women Offers Possible Explanation of "HIV Immunity" Enigma

...the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read an explanation... Read more »
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Exposure risks with known HIV positive man

Posted by 2010Worrier36, 1 Reply
...push my penis up against the opening to his anus. I have read that there is a high concentration of the virus in the rectal mucous membranes and rectal fluid. Is it possible that pushing up against him could have enabled some anal fluid to get... Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV 05-Mar-2007 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered that cells in the mucosal lining of human genitalia produce Read more »

I need some advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...guy who I later found out was a bisexual (I am a woman). He assured me later that he gets tested regularly for STDs including HIV and has never had a positive result. He also said that he has always practiced safe sex but I'm really scared in... Read more »

Question on Precum can someone help??

Posted by Anonymous
...contact with his precum does that means I had a good chance of getting HIV? When I read the forum on thebody.com, they often say mucous membrane exsist in your anus/rectum, does that mean the area just outside the opening is also a mucosal... Read more »