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If A Person Takes Their Medicine That Has Hiv Can They Still Transmit The Virus To Another Person Sexually

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The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...by another test called a Western Blot. According to the CDC, the combined accuracy of the antibody test plus the Western Blot is greater than 99 percent. The myth: "Viral load tests don't really tell anything about a person's health." The reality: Viral load measures the amount of HIV in a person's blood. Many studies have shown that people with high viral loads are much more likely to become ill or die than those with low viral...
Ask the Experts

Stop taking medicine (WHAT DOES UNDETECTABLE MEAN,2011)

Hi Dr,I live with my cousin who is HIV positive. We are just roommates, nothing freaky like that. I'm really concerned about him. He was taking the medicine (multiple pill form) for almost a year and he became undetectable. He has since lost his job...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...he started it. Regarding what undetectable means, perhaps I should back up a bit and explain what a viral load is first. An HIV plasma RNA viral load test measures the activity or amount of HIV in the blood. HIV viral loads can range from very... Read more »

Using latex condoms (SUPERINFECTION, 2009) (FINDINGS SUGGEST HIV CAN BE TRANSMITTED FROM MSM WITH UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD 2009)

I heard if two HIV positive people (two men) who want to have sex then 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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...remains undetectable until it emerges sometime after seroconversion (the point at which HIV antibodies can be detected and a person can be diagnosed as being HIV positive). This is sometimes called sequentially expressed coinfection. Testing... Read more »

Thanks - Negative HIV results (so far) but similar symptoms

Dr Bob,I don't have a question...I just wanted to send an email thanking you for the support you regularly provide. In turn, I would like to pledge a $200 donation to your foundation in the hope that my small contribution will allow you to continue...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...reinforces several concepts I stress repeatedly in this forum:Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected.If you've placed yourself at risk for an STD, get tested.HIV/AIDS is everyone's problem.As for your... Read more »

Can get new Virus?

Hye there,My name is Mat, i'm from Malaysia.i'm +ve Hiv, if i having sex with someone which is +ve too, can i get a new HIV virus from him/her?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...embarrassed because I am usually extremly safe and cautious I even read about the reinfection. Please help. Thanks a very worried person Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, You had unprotected sex with "2 people 1 twice and the other 2 times"????... Read more »
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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

... Table of Contents The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself HIV is a tough subject for Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers on the Use of HIV Medications to Help Prevent the Transmission of HIV

...levels. Effective treatment with these medications (antiretroviral therapy, or ART) may decrease the chance that an infected person will transmit HIV to others through sex. However, the risk of spreading infection is still not zero, which means... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

... Viral STDs Parasitic STDs STDs Transmitted by Other Means Sequellae of STDs (Possible Complications) STDs and HIV STDs Increase Risk for HIV How HIV Impacts Specific STDs Do STD Programs Influence HIV Rates? STD-HIV... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...You Get the Flu? The flu virus is highly contagious, which means it's easy to get from someone else. The virus is passed from person to person by breathing in droplets that contain the virus from the air. Other ways include having direct contact... Read more »
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AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

My `Resistant Virus`

Posted by Dreamer76, 7 Replies
...for some advice. My initial blood tests were not just for CD4 cells and VL, but more indepth to get specific details about my virus! The day after , my doctor told me that he had contacted the `Lab` and that my results were very good! The... Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...doctors at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums. It raises some interesting -- and disturbing -- questions about the persistence of HIV and stigma in the United States. What's your opinion? Q: Do all HIVers deserve care? Dec 9, 2007 Going... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...risky behaviors such as * Sharing drug needles or syringes * Having sexual contact, including oral, with an infected person without using a condom * Having sexual contact with someone whose HIV status is unknown Infected blood HIV... Read more »