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How Does Hiv Spread In The Body

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...information at different ages. Talk early and talk often to ensure your children have age appropriate information throughout their childhood. Toddlers/preschoolers: Children up to age 4 are learning the basics about their bodies. They don't understand the concepts of disease, death, or sex. However, you can set the stage for future conversations by introducing them to the concept of sexuality by providing the correct names for body...
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lymph system

hi dr keith,if hiv fluid were to have contact with tonsils or was hooked in by the adenoid gland (orally), is it scientifically possible for the hiv to then spread throughout the lymph system without even having to enter the blood stream? i realize...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...It is possible for HIV to enter the body through a portal in the oral cavity such as the tonsils though the risk through oral sex is generally low (increased perhaps Read more »

To Worried Well's

Dr Bob-This is my 3rd (and no offense :)) and hopefully last ever email to you as I just got back my 3 mos - test results today and Am WOOO-HOOOOING! I am the one with the swollen lymph nodes in my underarms and groin that has touched base with you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,WOO-HOO and congratulations! I'm delighted by your wonderful news.Thank you also for taking the time to write and share your story and your insights.Stay safe. Stay well. I'm sure you will!Dr. Bob Read more »

Can I spread the rash to others

Hi Im a newly HIV postive patient and I have been take Atripla. Out of no where I got a rash that covers the whole top half of my body. Now my question is could I spread this rash or any other side effects related to something dealing with skin to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...without stopping the offending drug though that needs to be carefully evaluated by your HIV provider. A drug rash will not spread to other persons you are in contact with. KH Read more »

follow up on glands

dr. wohl,i apologize if i misunderstood your response to my question about glands, but it seems to me that you agree that hiv can spread throughout the body without having to even enter the blood stream. that is, if it only entered the body through...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Remember, the nodes contain the very cells responsible for an immune reaction. When exposed to virus they will produce antibodies. Further, nodes are connected to the bloodstream (makes sense since the cells and antibodies need to get to the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Might Spread More Quickly Within the Body Than Previously Thought, Monkey Study Indicates

...sharing needles, blood, if a small number of cells are transferred, the disease has a larger chance of spreading through the body quickly." Bette Korber, a LANL fellow and HIV expert, said the findings are a helpful tool to study HIV, but they... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NPR Program Examines Impact of MACS HIV Study Over Past 25 Years

...several reasons. "All Things Considered" reports that the study led to many discoveries, including how HIV is spread, how the body is not protected from the virus by the immune system and how long it takes HIV to progress to AIDS. Researchers... Read more »
Center for Biophotonics Science & Technology

First-Ever Video Reveals How HIV Spreads Between Immune Cells

...professor in the UC Davis Department of Internal Medicine. For decades, scientists believed that HIV mainly spreads in the body through free-circulating particles that attach to a cell, take over its replication machinery and make multiple... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...virus if you are HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are HIV positive. HIV is spread through the following body fluids: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen and other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids ... Read more »
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possible infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...well which although the doctor said he felt something, it wasn't painful. Could this be a sign of HIV spreading through my body? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...All gay diseased men should have a HIV tattoo this will help stop spread HIV. Read more »


Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
...First question, should you have your partner tested for Hiv even though you are going to use condoms? Can a Std as Herpes be transmitted even if a condom is on and there are no sores present? Read more »

Window for Hepatitis and Hiv and more

Posted by Anonymous up to six month but more likely 2 month. This virus can take some times to develop and you are using other tests than Antibodys. Hepatitis is a liver infection so you will have the virus there AND HIV virus is spread in the hole body for... Read more »