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How Soon Is Hiv Infectious

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hiv infectious thru cloths?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Im a girl who had a guy rub his penis on my vagina while only having our underwear on.He ejaculated and I know his sperm absorbed through his undies and through my own and surly making contact with my vagina.Is his sperm infectious this way... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia, or Non-HIV AIDS, is associated with a patented retroviral particle called Human Intracisternal A-Type Particle-Type II, or HIAP-II.

Autoimmune Technologies is developing viral protein antibody tests based on HIAP-II... Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 2 Replies
Hey all,

I've been reading these boards and Dr Bob's Q&A's over the past month and a bit... and it's helped as well as disheartened at the same time.

I've been a textbook "Worried Well" over the past several weeks. I hope to believe that severe... Read more »

Adaptonic for HIV/AIDS and other viral infectious

Posted by Anonymous

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Infectious arthritis-ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have heard of infectious arthritis occurring in HIV. Does this come out in ARS or during symptomatic HIV? I've had flu symptoms that after a low risk incident but the joint pains has not left and I still have it after 7 weeks. The joints are... Read more »
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clarification for HIV infectiousness outside the body

Ive read many a post in regards to HIVs survival outside the human body in relation to non penetrative sexual contact.I'll state my conclusions and then could you please answers as wether i am correct in my thinking.HIV dies after several...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:You are correct in your conclusions. The reason why mutual masturbation would not be seen as a high-risk activity, is because even though you are coming into contact with fluids that may contain HIV, it is not likely that the fluids, and... Read more »

HIV most infectious first 49 days?

Hi,I had a condom broke on 4th of December and within 8 hours I was issues nPEP as the partner was HIV positive. Later I learned that my partner got infected likely late August / early September. I am really only afraid of HIV in the world and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The basic concept here is that HIV is most infectious when the HIV plasma viral load is very high. This occurs shortly after HIV primary infection before the immune system has had a chance to kick in and begin fighting the infection. There... Read more »

HIV most infectious early on???

Well Doctor Bob, I wrote this message before and think i put it in the wrong catagory so i think this is the right one!OK, ill start my question with explaining an article that i read from a website:, i was particularly focusing on the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey,OK, enough with the "Dr. Bob superhero saving the world one anxious wreck at a time" stuff. I'll answer, I'll answer . . . . Unfortunately there are no specific risk-estimate statistics I can give you, nor would they really... Read more »

Non-infectious HIV

Dr. Holodniy,I have read that 99.8% of HIV RNA is non infectious.If this is so, then non-infectious HIV is the source of RNA and proteins (including protease) from which the genetics and other characteristics of HIV are derived. This strikes me as...
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
You maybe correct to a point. We however know that people with a viral load of 100,000 progress more quickly than people with a viral load of 1,000. Even if 98% of the virus is defective, the actual number derived from the viral load test has been... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Immune System Protein Makes HIV More Infectious in Humans, Study Says

Cyclophilin A Renders Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Sensitive to Old World Monkey but Not Human TRIM5 Antiviral Activity ," Journal of Virology : Greg Towers of University College London and colleagues find that a human immune system... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Understanding HIV's Infectious Grip

Australian scientists believe they know how HIV can establish itself in latent form in the human body, a mystery that has presented the foremost barrier to eradicating the virus by highly active antiretroviral therapy. The study proposes a mechanism... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Society Should Not Reject, Discriminate Against People With HIV/AIDS, Other Infectious Diseases, Pope Benedict Says

Society should not reject people living with HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases nor be indifferent or prejudiced toward them, Pope Benedict XVI said on Friday at a conference on the pastoral care of people with infectious diseases, Reuters UK ... Read more »
U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse and the Link to HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases

What Is HIV/AIDS? The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), is a virus that lives and multiplies primarily in white blood cells (CD4+ lymphocytes), which are part of the immune system. HIV... Read more »