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Hiv Virus Frequency

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing Frequency Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Attending Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics: Implications for HIV Prevention and Surveillance

In the current study, researchers sought to describe trends in HIV testing occurrence and frequency among men who have sex with men (MSM) seeking treatment at four STD clinics and to define factors associated with HIV testing frequency and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Table 2. Estimated Percentage of Injecting Drug Users at Risk for Acquiring Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection (n = 9,565) Who Engaged in Behaviors Associated With HIV Infection, by Selected Characteristics -- National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System, United States, 2009

Table 2. Estimated Percentage* of Injecting Drug Users at Risk for Acquiring Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection (n = 9,565) † Who Engaged in Behaviors § Associated With HIV Infection, by Selected Characteristics -- National HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Predictors and Correlates of Reduced Frequency or Cessation of Injection Drug Use During a Randomized HIV Prevention Trial

Enrollment of injection drug users (IDUs) into a peer-educator role in an HIV prevention intervention, especially in a small group, may help IDUs stop injecting, the current study suggests. The authors conducted a secondary analysis of a multi-site... Read more »
Ask the Experts

frequency of test

I have been HIV positive since December 05 and my viral load has been undectable for the last six months. how often should my viral load be tested? my cd count is currently 308 and percentage is 37% ...
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
You don't indicate whether you are on HIV meds or not. In general, we like to get a viral load and CD4 count/percent every 3 months. If things are very stable and depending on the circumstances, that can be extended to every 4-6 months.... Read more »

frequency of resistance

I get my first genotype testing in Dec, next appointment. Am a bit apprehensive, don't require meds yet but I know I eventually will. I understand that 90% of virus out there is supposed to be wild type with no resistance. But with so many HIV...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post.You're right in that many HIVers have drug resistant virus and have the potential to transmit the resistant strain to their sexual or drug partners. If the patient's medications are working, then there's much... Read more »

Re: Frequency of testing? (PrEP)

Hi Dr. Bob,Thank you for your prompt response.Your answer has prompted several more questions I'd like to ask you if you don't mind.A little background, my boyfriend was diagnosed with HIV in January 2009, however we think contracted it in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Joe,The decision when to begin combination antiretroviral therapy is complex and often requires a detailed conversation to ascertain how ready, willing and anxious someone is to start. There may be other factors to consider as well, such as... Read more »

Frequency of Hep C test for HIV positive

How often should a PLWH be tested for Hep C? Other factors? Exclusions?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It will depend on risk...Hepatitis C is transmitted easiest through injection drug use. Sharing of anything - needles, cookers, or cotton, can easily lead to infection. Sexual transmission is very uncommon among heterosexual couples. However, there... Read more »
Connect With Others

navy testing frequency

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
how often does the navy test for hiv? if someone went through boot camp this past summer, when would they be tested again? if positive, are they discharged right away?

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Is there any test which look for HIV virus itself

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everybody I am wondering is there some kind of test which look for virus itself?
I am becoming paranoid about hiv i tested 8 months after my last sex and i am still woried becouse i started doubting everything medicine science even my own body.
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space shuttels vs hiv virus ??..

Posted by umavanukuri
space shuttels lands on moon and moves at upper atmosphere, hiv virus touches cd4 cells and does work spoiling the cells and eventually immune system Read more »

Theres a virus here and its not HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
There is a virus in this board,uneducated,selfish,sick people that steal names and post very off and stupid info.

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