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What Is Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)?

How Are the Drugs Used? Antiretroviral drugs are usually used in combinations of three or more drugs from more than one class. This is called "Combination Therapy." Combination therapy works better than using just one ARV alone, It also helps prevent drug resistance. Manufacturers of ARVs keep trying to make their drugs easier to take, and have combined some of them into a single pill. See Fact Sheet 409 for more information on combination...
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Life span of the aids virus

I am a mexican medical student, doing a research job for my class of immunology,the question that I have is How much of the virus do I need to get infected? & What is the infective diosis(minimum concentration) of the virus?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.We really do not know what the minimum effective dose is that's required fortransmission to successfully take place. Theoretically, it only takes onevirus to get into the bloodstream in order for infection to... Read more »

Virus Life Outside the body

How long does the virus survive in saliva outside the body, Could it live on the skin, like after oral sex? ...
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
I am not aware of anyone who has done the experiment. MH... Read more »

Life of HIV virus

Hi! How long can the HIV virus survive outside the human body? What conditions need to be present in order for the virus to live?Thank you for your help....
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
If blood (cells or Plasma) is frozen in liquid nitrogen, HIV can last indefinitely. Once thawed it will be infectious. In the short term, HIV requires living cells to survive and propogate. Infected cells or plasma can be removed from people and... Read more »

hpv infection (HPV, HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS AND HIV/AIDS, 2010)

hello Dr. Frascino, I know that HIV is more your area of expertise but I was wondering if you knew anything about hpv. I was diagnosed with hpv about 10 years ago and was reading recently that some percentage of people actually clear the infection,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Anonymous,There are many different types of HPV (30-40 varieties). Over half of all sexually active folks become infected with some type of HPV. In 90% of these cases the body's immune system completely clears the infection. (See below.)Hope... Read more »
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To All Experts - HIV Life Outside Body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know how long HIV can live in semen once it is outside the body? I was exposed to semen of unknow status and I'm concerned I could be in infected with HIV (or any thinkg else?) through a dig in my finger. Four weeks later I have had a... Read more »

HIV/AIDS: Showing Up For Life!

Posted by bradford, 5 Replies
HIV/AIDS: Showing Up For Life!

It was a day just like any other day; I was at work getting set up and ready to get back to work after having lunch. I looked up from my station and while gazing across the salon, I noticed a radiant woman, beautifully... Read more »

HIV/AIDS drugs saved my life!

Posted by bradford
HIV/AIDS drugs saved my life!

From the time I was told I had six months to live by an AIDS specialist in 1985, I learned from other people infected with HIV and included supplements and complementary therapies. These kept me healthy and were... Read more »

Life expectancy, cont.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Do yall agree that HIV is becoming more and more a treatable disease like diabetes, where the majority of people who come down with the virus, while never being cured, will be able to be treated to where the virus is contained and never develops... Read more »