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How Does Hiv Affect The Human Body

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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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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 »

When the virus will mutate enough to render itself harmless to human body..

Do U think its possible in the next 10-20 yrs for the hiv- virus, at least some of its strains worldwide to keep on altering its DNA/RNA until it becames unable to infect any cells in human system? I mean considering how rapidly it makes...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I don't think so; this would be a survival of the weakest scenario. Those viruses that mutated to the extreme point you describe would fade into oblivion and we would be left with virulent HIV well-equipped to continue devastating mankind.... Read more »

will individuals today affected with hiv all share this fate?

Hi Doctor Wohl, I just recently read the article by Gregg Gonsalves posted here under what's new at the body. Gonsalves states in the passage,"With Fred Gormley's death; the death of my friend, Frank Moore; and Indian AIDS...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Jennifer, Sometimes I feel we do forget we are dealing with a deadly virus for which there is no known cure. We are still living in the heady days of potent HIV therapies, where one cocktail is easily swaped for another and people complain more... Read more »

human bite (HUMAN BITE 2010)

About 1 month I got bitten by my assitant and he is hiv positive, my finger only bled due to me pulling my hand and my skin tore on my finger he had no bleeding gums or sores in his mouth, I'm terrified, what is my risk....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,See below.Dr. BobI'm HIV+ and an infant bit my face, risky for the infant? (HUMAN BITE, 2010) May 26, 2010Hello Dr. Bob,Although I am well educated on HIV risk and transmission, a recent incident has me very concerned. A little history,... Read more »
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Affecting factor for HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I heard that some anti-allergic medicine (i.e piriton) will prevent the body from producing antibody...right?? Will someone take this medicine getting the -ve result for HIV even he/she is inflected. IF yes, need he/she stop to have those medicine... Read more »

human body

Posted by Anonymous
can you please send me a picture of the human body.
thanks

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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 »