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How Fast Can Hiv Be Detected After Infection

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The Well Project

HIV Drug Resistance

...Table of Contents What Is Resistance? What Causes Resistance? Cross-Resistance and Sequencing How Do I Know if I Have Drug Resistance? Resistance Testing Avoiding Resistance What Is Resistance? HIV drugs are designed to keep your viral loadunder control by preventing the virus from reproducing (or making copies ofitself). Sometimes HIV is able to overcome the effects of a drug and keepreproducing anyway. When...
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the fast way

What is the fastest way to detect hivis pcr or p24 or 00000 could u tell me thank um.d
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
...Depends on what you are trying to detect and when in the course of HIV infection. P24 antigen is likely only to be detected in very early HIV infection or at very late stages of AIDS. PCR testing Read more »

Unprotected sex between 2 men with the same hiv strain (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010)

I'd like to know from a scientific point of view, what happens when 2 men with the exact same hiv strain have sex together.. Does it affect each - other's viral load? Or does the strain become more dangerous or something? I have read some time ago,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of Irreproducible Results? Is it true? No, of course not! Silly boy!As for your question about two men with the "exact same HIV strain," that is really very hypothetical, because HIV evolves very quickly and quite differently in different hosts.... Read more »

Super infection HIV+ couple

I am still trying to understand whether super infection is possible between spouses who are HIV+ and faithful to each other? We are a couple HIV+ my wife started taking medicines (Trimune 30) more than three years ago when her CD4 count dropped to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...they both people must use latex condoms for prevention. I heard that if one HIV positive person could have one strain of the HIV/AIDS virus and the other HIV positive person could have a completely different strain of the HIV/AIDS virus. You... Read more »

Undetectable Viral Load Infection and Superinfection (FINDINGS SUGGEST HIV CAN BE TRANSMITTED FROM MSM WITH UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD 2009) (SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

Thanks for your comments and information about the possibility that people with undetectable viral might be able to infect HIV negative people and contribute to HIV superinfection, but is there any research revealing the actual numbers of such...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...this phenomenon occurs. As you can probably imagine it is quite challenging to conclusively prove that a particular strain of HIV was transmitted to an already infected individual. This requires specialized, labor-intensive and highly expensive... Read more »
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The University of Melbourne

Understanding the Tricks of HIV Infection

... Researchers have gained new insight into how the immune system responds to HIV. The new findings are a step closer to understanding how to develop preventative and therapeutic vaccines against HIV and why Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...use of a product or a product under investigational use. The material in this report originated in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Kevin Fenton, MD, Director. Corresponding preparer: John T. Brooks,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? Read more »
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hiv from infected chicken burger...?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...alright dont make fun of me for asking, but since you can get hiv from oral sex by swallowing semen, what if somebody ejaculated into one of your sandwiches at mcdonalds or any other fast food Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...HIV Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world Read more »

The Window Period

Posted by Anonymous
...tests is the "window" period: the time it takes the body to produce antibodies after infection has begun. The standard tests for HIV do not detect the virus itself, but the antibodies that the body produces in response. During the period before... Read more »

6 months???? SCARED

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...tests is the "window" period: the time it takes the body to produce antibodies after infection has begun. The standard tests for HIV do not detect the virus itself, but the antibodies that the body produces in response. During the period before... Read more »