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Low Folate And Hiv

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folate

Hi! Is folate the same as folic acid, and should an HIV+ female get more than the normal recommendation?? thanks....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Basically yes and yes. Folate is particularly important to avoid birth defects and you should take some! You are welcome! DTD... Read more »

low red blood cell count

I recently had an hiv test done 7 months after exposure and they also did a complete blood test. My... Read more »

CD4 is low low low at one month in... Can you explain???

I have had a2 negative ora quick reactive ELISA indeterminate Western Blot a negative ora sure and... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Low Condom Use, Multiple Sex Partners, Low Levels of Male Circumcision, Main Factors Fueling Spread of HIV in Southern Africa, Report Says

Low condom use, multiple concurrent sex partners and low levels of male circumcision are fueling the spread of HIV in southern Africa, according to a report released Monday by the Southern African Development Community , Reuters Health reports. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low Rates of Hepatitis Screening and Vaccination of HIV-Infected MSM in HIV Clinics

Due to similar behavioral risk factors for the two infections, HIV-positive men who have sex with men are at increased risk of viral hepatitis. The authors of the current study set out to assess adherence to HIV management guidelines that recommend... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Diagnoses in Australia: Diverging Epidemics Within a Low-Prevalence Country

In order to track recent trends in HIV infection in Australia, the authors undertook an analysis of national surveillance system data from 1993 through 2006. During the study years, 12,313 new diagnoses of HIV infection were reported in Australia.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

ARV Drug Resistance Levels Steady in Low-, Middle-Income Countries, WHO Report Says

More widespread use of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to treat HIV infection has led to drug resistance in low- and middle-income countries, but the level "is not steep enough to cause alarm, said a survey released by the World Health Organization on... Read more »
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Study shows very low HIV risk from oral sex

Posted by Anonymous
Study shows very low HIV risk from oral sex
New research estimates possibility of infection somewhere between 0-2 percent

by Eric Erickson

ATLANTA - In contrast to a report by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, a new study
shows... Read more »

low chances but sings are showing I'm HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
2 weeks ago I had sex with a sex trader and there was a low risk of infection because of fingering (most of you know the story) because I bite my nails.. this 2nd week and I'm having neck pain and sore throath.. I think I'm infected :(

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just HOW low is the risk of HIV from oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read on the other forums from the doctors and experts replies have said countless number of times that the risk of HIV from unprotected oral sex is extremely, extremely low. And am wondering just how exactly low the risk is? I have asked... Read more »

Unusual case. Ongoing Low CD4 - HIV possible?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 4 Replies
I wrote awhile back outlining a one-time risky exposure in March 2006(unprotected vaginal sex) with a female of unknown status. I contacted her and she told me she did not have HIV, but I doubted her veracity (I had two consectutive rounds of... Read more »