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How Does Hiv Reproduce

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Develop Technique That Prevents HIV From Reproducing, Philadelphia Inquirer Reports

Researchers from the biotechnology company Virxsys and the University of Pennsylvania have developed a gene therapy technique that prevents HIV from reproducing, according to a study presented Wednesday at the 15th Conference on Retroviruses and... Read more »
Project Inform

Getting Informed About HIV

What Is HIV Disease? Simply put, HIV disease is a disease of the immune system, although it can affect other parts of the body like the brain or kidneys. HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) causes disease because it gets into immune cells --... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

To Treat or Not To Treat ...

Let's say you have just received an HIV diagnosis, due to Pneumocystis pneumonia, a CD4 count of 120 and viral load at 260,000. Ask 100 doctors if you should be treated with antivirals (in addition to antibiotics and subsequent prophylaxis for the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV Lifespan if Can't Reproduce in Body

I was wondering if a person is on PrEP and is exposed to HIV but the virus is unable to take hold in the long would it live before it dies or is clear from the body. Kind of like how long after possible infection would be recommended...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiOutside of the body HIV begins to die immediately and becomes unable to infect. Inside the body HIV needs CD4 cells to infect to replicate itself and it has 2 days or 48 hours before it dies. So being on PrEP allows for the body to try and protect... Read more »

Can I know at what rate is HI virus reproducing in my body?

Is it possible to tell or estimate at what rate is the virus reproducing itself in my body? Can ARVs stop the virus reproduction completely? What does it mean when the dr say it will take on average 70years for the medication to completely eliminate...
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
The virus exists in two forms, free viral particles and virus that is integrated into host cells like CD4 cells. There are estimates that in the absence of HIV treatment, there is approximately 10(9)-10(10) viral particles in blood and all... Read more »


How can someone contract HIV? I mean if you have sex with multiple HIV negative people, can you contract it? I dont understand. Can someone get it by having unprotected sex with multiple HIV negative people? I dont understand....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I absolutely agree: You certainly don't understand! Can you contract HIV from having sex with multiple negative people? No, of course not. HIV is a sexually transmitted disease in which an HIV-infected person can transmit the virus to an... Read more »

can you get hiv/aids if you.. (QTND: HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)

me and my partner have been curious about trying anal sex. we are both hiv/aids free and free of any other std's. we were curious, can we get aids from anal sex even if you both are disease free?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Gosh, and folks wonder why we need age-appropriate, science-based sex education back in our schools!?!?!?Your's, my friend, is a QTND (Question That Never Dies) and has a common sense ATNC (Answer That Never Changes). See below.Dr. Bobgay... Read more »
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HIV hinding out in lymph nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've read in my med/surg book that HIV needs some sort of reaction in the body for it to start replicating itself once inside the blood stream. If this is true, how long would it take for it to begin reproducing?Also, wouldnt all the test guidelines... Read more »

symptoms of HIV and ARS question one more time

Posted by rob422, 2 Replies
okay i can't find this question in the index.
i'm very new to this whole HIV scare. and i'm also finding out that everything i've read about HIV from other websites is misleading.

i don't really care about the possibility of my infection status or... Read more »

a considerable amount of HIV blood in a glass

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am wondering if 20-30 ml of wet HIV-infected blood remained in a glass for more than twelve hours, will the blood be still infectious even if it is still wet after that 12 hours?? Read more »

See,I told you HIV replicates a cell's DNA TO RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The below is plagerized from Gallant ( the guru!)
I know that the present antiretroviral medications do not actually kill the virus.
However, if the medications inhibit the virus from reproducing, doesn't the virus die
by... Read more »