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Hiv Transmission From Healing Surgical Incision

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Surgical Transmission 48 and Scared to Death

I don't know where to begin. I received word of HIV Positive after giving blood for a knee surgery 3 years ago in August of 1997. I was put on a triple therapy when undetectable of AZT, 3TC and Viracept. My reaction was horrible, with...
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
There are different kinds of viral load assays. Both measure the same thing, that is, HIV RNA in blood plasma. One test uses PCR technology, the other uses bDNA technology. A viral load from the same sample will show somewhat different results,... Read more »

Wound won't heal

I have a surgical wound that wont heal. On June 15, 2004, I had my left inguinal hernia repaired.... Read more »

Exposure-prone procedures & HIV-positive surgical techs.

I have an acquaintance who is HIV-1-positive & who was admitted to hospitalwith Hepatitis A.... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex Before Circumcision Wounds Are Healed Could Increase Female Partners' Infection Risk, Study Says

HIV-positive men undergoing circumcision might be more likely to transmit the virus to their female partners if they have sex before the circumcision wounds have healed, according to preliminary results from a study being conducted in Uganda and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Longer, Stronger HIV Drug Regimen for Breastfeeding Women Cuts Mother-to-Child Transmission Rate, Study Finds

"HIV infection rates among babies are significantly cut when mothers are given prolonged ARV treatment during breastfeeding," according to findings released at the International AIDS Society conference in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday,... Read more »
TheBody.com

This Positive Life: Cecilia Chung on Violence, Gender, Prisons, Family and Healing

From the Margin to the Center: A Spotlight Series It was 1993 when Cecilia Chung was diagnosed with HIV while living in San Francisco. Born Catholic, she thought she was being punished for coming out as transgender. "'You transitioned. You're... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Sorting Out CDC Data and Guidelines on Preventing HIV Transmission From Positives

Kathleen Irwin, M.D., M.P.H., Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Nicole Crepaz, Ph.D., Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Table of Contents What's New in Updated CDC... Read more »
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Slow healing cuts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Are slow healing cuts a sign of initial infection? I've had a bunch of other symptoms and some small cuts that I've gotten have seem to take weeks to heal whereas before they would only require a couple days????

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The truth about HEAL and AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
If you have been reading this guy who has been posting here recently and you are wondering what's the story with him and those who profess similar theories take a look at this article from POZ which gives the whole story. An eyeopening story!

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Oral HI.V. transmission

Posted by Anonymous
For one, myself and her do not have H.I.V. but i had a cut on my lip when i was giving her oral (eating her out), i know the risks of recieving H.I.V. are extremly low but i'm scared that something could happen because what if my blood got into her... Read more »

HIV- falling head over heals w/HIV+ & confused

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I'm HIV- and recently met and went on a few dates with an awesome guy who is HIV+. He told me he was HIV+ on our second date, after I told him I was a recovering alcoholic. The fact that he disclosed his HIV status so honestly to me is so... Read more »