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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Relationship between AIDS and HIV

Contents Introduction The Definition of AIDS The Designation AIDS Is a Surveillance Tool Quantifying the Epidemic A Brief History of the Emergence of AIDS Initial Theories Retrovirus Hypothesis Seroprevalence Surveys HIV and Other Lentiviruses Course of HIV Infection Immunologic Profile of People with AIDS Mechanisms of CD4+ T Cell Depletion Koch's Postulates Fulfilled Evidence From Animal and Laboratory Models Geographic...
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HIV- in a relationship with HIV+

I'm curious whether or not there is a high transmission risk among unprotected oral sex if I, a female, am HIV- and my partner, a male is positive. He has an undetectable viral load, so I'm curious -- what is the risk without a condom and...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Although of low probability, infection is still possible.... Read more »

hiv+/- relationship, early meds, platelets and AZT

Just started dating a great guy who unfortunately is HIV+ and I'm trying to get some information. He has known for a year and a half and he's not on medication. He's 23, has a cd4 count>600 and low viral load but his doctor just...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for your post.Do you live in the US or Europe? Just about anywhere in the world, monotherapy with any HIV medication is not recommended. AZT monotherapy is restricted to pregnant women and their babies (and even then, it's... Read more »

Hepatitis B and HIV relationship

Is there any direct link or relationship between hepatitis B(HBV) and HIV, or are they completely disconnected?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
They are completely unrelated viruses. HBV is a DNA virus; HIV is an RNA virus. They are similar in terms of how high they replicate in the body; they also can become resistant to medications. Both can be transmitted through injection drug use and... Read more »

hiv in relationship

ihave been tested pos. CD4count790,VL690? Asymptomatik. Can i take any med. to have a negative test for a while,( during sex,in order to be pregnant, or to show my partner before marriage)...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Sorry, there is no medication that will cause you to have a negative HIV test. Fortunately, there are medications that can dramatically reduce the risk of transmission of HIV from... Read more »
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HIV and Relationships

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear all,

I am a gay man age 37 years old originalyy from Italy. I have been living in London for the past 13 years. I was diagnosed at the age of 24 so its been sometime that I have been living with the experience of being HIV positive. i have had... Read more »

HIV and Relationships

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Dear all,

I am a gay man age 37 years old originalyy from Italy. I have been living in London for the past 13 years. I was diagnosed at the age of 24 so its been sometime that I have been living with the experience of being HIV positive. i have had 2... Read more »

Crystal Methamphetamine and the HIV Relationship

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been reading a lot lately about the many of us who became positive after a night of partying (mostly on CM) although I am sure there are many other party drugs that would take you there.

In my case, I was over 40 when I started. Never did... Read more »

LOOKING FOR A MAN WITH HIV FOR SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP

Posted by pari
Hi Guys, how are you? I am Pari. 30 years old single Indonesian woman. No kids. I just know that I am HIV + months ago. I was in a huge shocked but I am fine now. Let's enjoy the life! So who want to get to know me? Send me message okay? Here's my... Read more »