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Is Hiv A Pathogen

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CD4 T Cells Specific for Different Pathogens Vary in Susceptibility to HIV Infection

When it comes to susceptibility to HIV infection, not all CD4 T cells are created equal. There are a variety of factors that have been shown to influence how readily HIV gains entry and replicates, with the best-described distinction being between... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Blog Highlights New Articles Published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS Pathogens

The PLOS "Speaking of Medicine " blog highlights a number of new articles published in the current issues of PLOS NTDs and PLOS Pathogens . In PLOS NTDs , "A. Desiree LaBeaud and Hannah McKeating explore the consequences of declining funding in... Read more »
U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration

OSHA Revises Bloodborne Pathogens Compliance Directive

A new directive issued today by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will help minimize serious health risks faced by workers exposed to blood and other potentially infectious materials. Among the risks are human immunodeficiency virus... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Is "Newly Discovered" HIV Pathogenic Mechanism Really New?

Hello, Can you please tell me if the recent news that a new self-destruction mechanism, used by HIV... http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/cellular_suicide_1667_24962.shtml http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2013/12/18/science.1243640...is...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Nope. The IFI16 report from the UCSF group should be distinct from the actin-scavenger system.BY... Read more »

residing pathogens

How long do AIDS or each form of Hepatitis reside on a surface, relating to a medical setting or on medical instruments that are exposed to these blood borne pathogens?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
See earlier answers. Neither virus can live outside the body for more than a few hours. DTD... Read more »

What pathogens could I get infected by cunnilingus ?

Hi Doctors,One year ago I sucked the clitori of a csw ,then I got a tongue wart, heavily night sweat ,skinny arms ,cheeks sinking,now I feel numb at hands and face all time ,also feeling cold at hands,arms ,body all time,I had done five Hiv Ab ,Ag...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I can not think of too many infections that you could have caught during this encounter that could explain these chronic symptoms. I would make sure there is not something unrelated to this going on. So, see your doctor. Sexually transmitted... Read more »

Pathogenic Vectors

Hi,(This probably belongs in "Strange But True"...LOL) I live in Colorado, and while taking my two dogs on a walk today I was bitten by a few mosquitoes. The first thing that ran through my mind was West Nile. Then I thought about my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There are endemic areas and seasonal variation for diseases carried by insect vectors. Check with your local health department regarding health alerts for these diseases. Your risk of contracting one of these ailments is no different from someone... Read more »
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Persistent HIV fear

Posted by Phorus, 2 Replies
Hello,

I have been exposed to HIV (so I thought) two years ago, when I had protected sex with a prostitute. I received a fellatio without condom, which does not constitue a risk for HIV. Nonetheless, I thought that, even if the risk was low or... Read more »

Divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
Hello,

I am the ex wife of an hiv positive dad. He became positive after our divorce. I am having a hard time dealiing with his status. We have two very small children under 4 years old. I am afraid to leave them with him alone. He has been very... Read more »

PCR/ELISA & "Hiding HIV"

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I tested negative on a standard ELISA test AND a DNA PCR test at almost 5 months post-exposure. The results were negative. Nevertheless, joint and node pain continues. I can't stop thinking that HIV is somehow hiding in my nodes and thus escaping... Read more »

Will standrd HIV-2 Detect these?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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