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How Much Mucus Would It Take To Transmit The Hiv Virus

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Dear Doctor, Does this mean that I won't have the HIV virus, and I can't transmit HIV virus even if I had.

Dear Doctor, Here is an update from http://www.thebody.com/updates/2007-03-01.html Herpes Treatment Can Control Herpes and HIV Viral Load, Study Finds Treatment with the herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) not only reduces the viral load of herpes...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
You are right to say that some people who are severely immunosuppressed (as you may be) can have a false negative HIV antibody test. In that setting, the best test to determine infection becomes a PCR test, or some other antigen detection assay.... Read more »

Can an HIV virus semen can transmit through touching it?

If the HIV virus that is present in semen and once touches on the semen can transmit the virus?... Read more »

HOW WELL DOES THE HIV VIRUS TRANSMIT AT SWIMMING POOL?

Hi Dr Bob I have one quick question regarding how well does the HIV virus survive in chlorine... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

People With Moderate HIV Viral Loads More Likely To Transmit Virus, Study Says

People with moderate HIV viral loads are more likely to transmit the virus to a larger number of people over time than those with high viral loads, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ,... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

In Heterosexuals, Transmitted HIV Strains Often Resemble Original Infecting Virus

A new study 1 has found that even though HIV diversifies widely within infected individuals over time, the virus strains that ultimately are passed on through heterosexual transmission often resemble the strain of virus that originally infected... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women With HIV Who Breastfeed Exclusively Longer Than Four Months Have Lower Risk of Transmitting Virus to Infants, Study Shows

"The amount of HIV in an infected mother's breast milk spikes when weaning begins, according to a study published [Wednesday] in Science Translational Medicine," Nature reports. "The findings are likely to add urgency to efforts to ensure that... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Can Resistant Viruses Be Transmitted?

As drug resistance becomes more of a factor in deciding which anti-HIV medications to use, an important question becomes, "How common are pre-existing mutations that cause resistance to drugs that people have never taken?" There have been compelling... Read more »
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Can HIV be transmitted through nose-mucousmembrane

Posted by madeinkorea, 1 Reply
Hi All,
Can HIV be transmitted through nose mucous membranes?
My exposure was, accidental nose picking with unknown person's blood in my fingers? Only after the nose picking incident I realized that the person I had handshake was bleeding and I was... Read more »

Hiv usually transmitted before people know

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - HIV infection is likely to be transmitted before people are even aware that they are carriers, UK researchers report in the January 3rd issue of AIDS.

"The study demonstrates that a significant proportion of new HIV-1... Read more »

COMO SE TRANSMITE EL HIV?

Posted by Janis, 1 Reply
COMO SE TRANSMITE EL HIV?

La infeccin por HIV se produce a travs de tres nicas vas de transmisin:

* TRANSMISION SEXUAL
* TRANSMISION SANGUINEA
* TRANSMISION VERTICAL (madre a hijo)

TRANSMISION SEXUAL:

El HIV puede transmitirse a travs de las relaciones... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 3 Replies
Hi there,

Thank you in advance for reading...

I attended a "rave" like party on 8/21/10. At this party, nitrous balloons were being passed around. I took several hits...And now I am wondering if there is any chance I can get HIV from sharing a balloon. Read more »