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Is Hiv Harmless

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Harmless Virus Associated With Longer Life for Some HIV-Positive Men

Scientists have shown that an apparently harmless virus is associated with longer life for HIV-positive men, but only when it infects them for many years. Men infected with both HIV and GB virus type C (GBV-C), previously known as hepatitis G, for... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: The Truth About HIV/AIDS Denialism

Does HIV really exist? And if it does exist, can it cause harm? They're ridiculous questions, of course. If you're reading this, there's a 99.9 percent chance you agree that HIV does exist and it can cause harm. After all, the virus has... Read more »
Project Inform

Understanding HIV: GBV-C and HIV -- Better Together?

Since the early days of AIDS research, some scientists have wondered if HIV could be slowed or rendered harmless by another virus. A number of studies suggest that hepatitis G (GBV-C) may be just such a virus, reducing disease progression and death... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

HIV test info and new HIV theory

Hi, I was wondering just what the procedure is in the US regarding the HIVtest. When someone is tested, is the ELISA test or the WB test used? What circumstances dictate which testshould be used on whom? Are they equally accurate or are they...
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 gets an antibody test for HIV, the first test that is done isthe ELISA test, also called the EIA test. If this test is repeatedlypositive, it will be confirmed with a confirmatory test (usually a... Read more »

HIV from a drink!?? (COFFEE and HIV, 2011)

Hi Dr bob! Is it possible to get HIV if someone syringed there infected blood into someones drink (Luke warm coffee) and they drank it? because i think this happened to me and I know you say that HIV symtoms are not reliable but i have had lots of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The "HIV in my Starbucks" is becoming a QTND (question that never dies). Dude, you really think someone would syringe their fresh HIV-tainted blood into your macchiato? Really???Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. See below.Dr.... Read more »

Hiv from touching toothbrushing (SNIFFING AND HIV, 2010)

Hello Dr Bob, Need you sincere opinion on what is happened to me.For 3 weeks I work abroad (in UK). I moved with a colleague of mine.(we share the same house, the same bathroom). First of all, I have OCDregarding HIV infection. I keep my personal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV from touching a toothbrush handle and sniffing it? WOWZA! Your OCD is OOC (out of control!). Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. Your fears are irrational and unwarranted. I'd suggest you seek counseling (psychotherapy), because,... Read more »
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Are Lap Dances Harmless? Is Testing Needed?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi. I am wondering whether lap dances, where a woman wearing a thong, t back, or g-string, rubs her self, including at times her genitals, against a clothed customer, whether or not that is risky for HIV or other STDs? I thought that if they were... Read more »

HIV or West Nile or HIV or

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This site provides critical reviews of data related to the phenomena called "The West Nile Virus Epidemics", and provides an environmental base for understanding. When you are finished looking at this site, you may very well conclude that the West... Read more »

hiv and yoga

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello!!! I am a 38 year old man living in London, who has been living with hiv for over 20 years and am in excellent health and spirts. I put this down to a recipe of yoga, meditation, diet, therapy, great sex and good helathy relationships! I teach... Read more »