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How Did Hiv Move From Primates To Humans

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Human Papillomavirus and HIV Disease

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US. About 20 million people are infected at any one time. Nearly half of all sexually active people have had HPV at some point in their lives. Since it often doesn't cause symptoms, many never know they've had it. Though most types of HPV do not cause serious disease, some can lead to cancerous conditions. Left untreated, these high-risk types can cause...
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can dogs contract hiv from humans (DOGS AND HIV, 2008)

I recently had to get a iv drip due to dehydration. I noticed the dog chewed a hole in the towel where there was dried blood..can she get the virus from me? as I am positive...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope! The "H" in HIV stands for human, remember?I'll repost below some other doggy-related HIV questions to not only show you that you are not the first or only person to have this concern, but also to provide some entertainment... Read more »

Parvovirus, HIV+ humans and Ferrets

My HIV+ partner and I recently adopted a ferret who has tested positive for ADV. From Ferret ADV website: ADV is a highly contagious Parvovirus a persistent viral infection which causes a huge increase in antibodies found in the blood known as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Robert,I don't have any personal experience with ferret ADV. I do know that ferret zoonoses transmitted by pet ferrets to humans are quite rare. I would suggest you check with PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) at http://www.pawssf.org/.... Read more »

How long HIV virus survive in a Dead Human body

QUESTION #1: Respected Sir, I want to know, How long HIV virus survive in a dead human body as soon as a person dies. How to handle the dead body which is infected with HIV? How to wrap? What sort of precaution should be taken in this regard?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions.When a person dies, HIV will not "die" immediately after death. This is because there is a large quantity of blood in the body, and it takes time for the conditions inside the body to change to an unlivable... Read more »

Humans and anal sex...

Dear Dr Bob,First off, thanks for your contributions to this site and I sincerely admire you as an individual. However, I feel I have to raise an important issue which, in my opinion, is overlooked on this forum, and in general when dealing with the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Neil,You are correct! I do absolutely disagree with you and that is the only thing correct about your rant!!! I'll make only several brief comments:1. Using your logic, the mouth should be off limits as well. That means no more blowjobs,... Read more »
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retrovirus HIV human made?

Posted by vaccineman, 2 Replies
I dont know if this topic is appropriate here but i always wondered if HIV was man made. For what I know scientists started playing with viruses in 1905 then came WW2 with all those experiments of the NAZI labs ( very advanced for their time). The... Read more »

Tough to be human!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How is it that people(myself included) can become so obsessed with the fear of HIV and the testing process. Someone should do a study on it. I know it's a bad disease but even if I were positive it would at least 4-5 years (without meds) before I... Read more »

can i just move on from this?

Posted by worriedagain, 2 Replies
The facts:

He was tested in feb negative
Since the test he said hes been with two other men but protected sex, categorized this as non risky situationnot too sure what he did with his oral sex though?!?
He assured me hes fine and healthy and is... Read more »

Want to move on... Are me and my family infected?

Posted by Kate808, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex in December with a status of a man who is unknown. I was also breastfeeding my son at the time. We both have symptoms but I've taken 15 tests so far out to 25 weeks and all have been negative... I'm scared we still have HIV...... Read more »