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How Does Hiv Spread Through The Body

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

Each rhesus monkey cell infected with the simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV, produces at least 50,000 viruses over its life span, suggesting HIV spreads more rapidly than previously estimated, according to a study by researchers at Los Alamos... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

Requirements for Transmission to Occur Where Is HIV Found in the Body? Infectious "Bodily Fluids" Possibly Infectious "Bodily Fluids" Non-Infectious "Bodily Fluids" Ways of Preventing HIV From Entering... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Poverty, Population Movement Contributing to Spread of HIV in Sudan, U.N., Health Officials Say

Poverty and the movement of people displaced by war have contributed to an increase in the number of HIV/AIDS cases in Sudan, United Nations and Sudanese health officials said on Sunday, adding that a lack of data is hindering efforts to get an... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Bolds spread on the body

I know a long time drug user, begain to have bolds on his body. what do this mean. is this a sign of HIV. PLEASE RESPOND...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am not sure if you mean boils or other type of skin lesion. Boils (localized skin absesses) are not a common manifestation of HIV Infection and are not very specific= not usually a sign of HIV infection. KH... Read more »

FOLLOW UP HIV SPREAD FROM FOOD PREPARED BY HIV+ person

Thank you for responding to my question "HIV SPREAD FROM FOOD PREPARED BY HIV+ person" yesterday. I do appreciate and value your time. The situation is actually my child who ate a hot dog handled by a person that got the blood on the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
When we discuss HIV transmission we always have to discuss broad possibilities. In an abstract sense what you need to transmit HIV is virus and an opening for it to get into the body. Yes, both of these were potentially present in the circumstance... Read more »

Legislation (laws) Criminalizing the Intentional Spread of HIV

Rick,I have been hearing about many legislative bodies (the US Congress, as well as the legislatures of many US states) who are passing laws criminalizing the intentional spread of HIV.Are these laws necessary? Has intentional spread of HIV been a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. The majority of people who are infected with HIV take steps to prevent the transmission of the virus to other people. However, there are some people who are aware that they have HIV, yet they will knowingly expose... Read more »

can hiv spread through drinks

hello i have read in an social media site that in our country in a factory some worker added his blood in the whole gallon of soft drink.Is it possible that someone can catch hiv if he consumes that drink and if some one adds his blood accidently in...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiNo!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 anal sex and sharing... Read more »
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How long does HIV survive outside the body?

Posted by xtreme, 2 Replies
Hi,

I just wanted to know how long HIV survives outside body and how long it would live on lets say a razor?? I get confused about what the CDC says..some say hours some say minutes...would it be more than a day?

Thanks Read more »

Why does HIV continue to spread?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I saw a report on my local TV station that said that HIV continues to spread in American cities. Why aren't young people heeding the message and using condoms? Is unprotected sex worth a life time of being on toxic drugs? Read more »

KNOWING SPREADING HIV AROUND

Posted by Jazzy1973, 5 Replies
wHY DO PEOPLE KEEP GOING AROUND SPREADING THIS TO EACH OTHER KNOWING U HAVE THIS?

wHY CAN'T SOME ONE FIND SOME ONE THAT HAS HIV TOO?

QUESTIONS I ASS BECAUSE I KNOW SOMEONE WHO GOES ON LINE AND MEET PEOPLE AND HAVE SEX WITH THEM& AFTER THEY GET... Read more »