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How Does Having An Std Make You More Susceptible To Having Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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clinical significance of reductions in HIV susceptibility

What is the clinical significance of the reported fold changes in HIV susceptibility to various antiretroviral agents in response to HIV codon mutations? Can a drug that HIV has, for example, a 5-fold reduction in susceptibilty to still be...
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
Indeed it may, combined with other agents which have equal or greater potency and/or lack of resistance. In addition, certain mutations which confer resistance (genotypic and phenotypic) to one agent, may enhance the activity of other agents. For... Read more »

Am I more susceptible to...

I have been HIV+ for 3 years and seeing a HIV specialist for 2 years. My viral loads have always been low, 6K or less. My cd4 has been up and down between 500 - 800, between 20 - 35. In September my vl was 6K & cd4 539 at 22. At the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question and warm comments.Would seem to me, based on your numbers, that you've had a slow, but steady decline in both your CD4 count and percentages. This would indicate progressive immune function decline, perhaps resulting... Read more »

virual susceptibility test

I was diagnosed HIV+ in Feb-2005. At that time my CD4 was 544 and VL was 24,454. I went for my 6M F/U appt. on Sept-2005, and my numbers were; CD4=288 and VL=62,089. My Dr. suggested to start treatment but is running another set of numbers CD4...
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
Yup, agree with the plan, provided the numbers are consistent with the last set, or if the CD4 count is lower and viral load higher.... Read more »

How susceptible are the mucous membranes?

Hey Shannon,Pretty short question but I am curious. You hear horror stories about someone who contracts hiv via mucous membrane exposure but those are supposed to be rare. How susceptible are the mucous membranes in the mouth, nose and eyes to...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi CarlYes you are correct. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or... Read more »
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A pos test for HIV, STD could mean another STD too

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you've tested positive for AIDS HIV or an STD it could mean there's another STD too. Get the standard STD clinic tests from a medical center clinic or your doctor.

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Oh No another STD

Posted by Rick1977, 3 Replies
Hey guys. At the end of my rope here. I have been living with HIV for about a year now and coping relatively well. Three weeks ago I woke up with my first cold sore on my lip. When I went to the doctor, he took a sample, and about a week later I... Read more »

Is this HIV or STD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
About 2 weeks after heter unprotected experience, I began to urinate in 2 streams. Could this be an STD

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