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Human Immunodeficiency Virus Linked To Osteoarthritis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Full Participation in Harm Reduction Programs Is Associated With Decreased Risk for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis C Virus: Evidence From the Amsterdam Cohort Studies Among Drug Users

In this study, researchers explored the link between participation in harm reduction programs and HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence among ever-injecting drug users enrolled in the Amsterdam Cohort Studies. Poisson regression was used to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk-Based Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing Fails to Detect the Majority of HIV-Infected Persons in Medical Care Settings

In order to assess opportunities for early HIV diagnosis in a comprehensive public health care system, the researchers undertook a retrospective review of patients newly diagnosed with HIV from September 2001 to December 2003. Of 348 patients newly... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) System to Screen Whole Blood Donors for Infections With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

The Food and Drug Administration has licensed the first nucleic acid test (NAT) system intended for screening donors of whole blood and blood components intended for use in transfusion. This test system can simultaneously detect the presence of HIV... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How long HIV virus survive in a Dead Human body

QUESTION #1: Respected Sir, I want to know, How long HIV virus survive in a dead human body as soon as a person dies. How to handle the dead body which is infected with HIV? How to wrap? What sort of precaution should be taken in this regard?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions.When a person dies, HIV will not "die" immediately after death. This is because there is a large quantity of blood in the body, and it takes time for the conditions inside the body to change to an unlivable... Read more »

When the virus will mutate enough to render itself harmless to human body..

Do U think its possible in the next 10-20 yrs for the hiv- virus, at least some of its strains worldwide to keep on altering its DNA/RNA until it becames unable to infect any cells in human system? I mean considering how rapidly it makes...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I don't think so; this would be a survival of the weakest scenario. Those viruses that mutated to the extreme point you describe would fade into oblivion and we would be left with virulent HIV well-equipped to continue devastating mankind.... Read more »

human parvo virus

My wife has been ill for some time now and our family doctor has not found out what is wrong. Our doctor sent us to a rumatoid arthritis doctor and that is when we found out she tested positive for the human parvo virus. My wife was on your site...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The rheumatologist may be willing to treat parvovirus infection and its complications. If not, a hematologist should be consulted. You can read about parvovirus and its treatment (intravenous gamma globulin) in the archives. A sample question... Read more »

HPV worries (HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS AND HIV/AIDS, 2011)

I'm 44 year old gay male who has been on HAART (Atripla) for the past 3 years with great success and no side effects. Have been undetectable the whole time and my CD4% has gone from 10.5 to 31%, all other levels are great and continue to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, Andrew.Unfortunately we don't have a cure (yet) for HPV. We do have a preventative vaccine that I recommend for those not infected. For those already infected, close follow-up, especially for those with the high-risk subtypes, and prompt... Read more »
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human bite

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2004 Apr;20(4):349-50. Related Articles, Links


HIV type 1 transmission by human bite.

Andreo SM, Barra LA, Costa LJ, Sucupira MC, Souza IE, Diaz RS.

Retrovirology Laboratory, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo,... Read more »

space shuttels vs hiv virus ??..

Posted by umavanukuri
space shuttels lands on moon and moves at upper atmosphere, hiv virus touches cd4 cells and does work spoiling the cells and eventually immune system Read more »

New findings on virus scam

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The latest Time reports that the hiv virus may not be caused by hhv6 at all. Did anyone read this too.

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Has the virus...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
has the hiv virus ever been known to run it's full course in a matter of six months. meaning showing symptoms such as muscle mass loss,skin marking and even other symptoms that are not usually accompanied by the virus


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