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Morphology Of Hiv

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morphologic diagnoses/electron microscope

Doctor Holodniy,What is "morphologic diagnosis (of retroviruses) by electron microscope" and how sensitive a diagnostic method is it? (percent of false negatives). I read this phrase in a context where the writer suggested that it might...
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
Most all clinical labs would NOT have an electron microscope, which is very expensive and requires special training to use. This type of microscope can magnify things in blood or tissue several thousand times, such that HIV viral particles can... Read more »

Lymphocyte morphology: defintie proof active of viral infection

Dear Dr. Holodniy,If one has reactive lymphocytes, does that mean one definitely has an active... Read more »

Hiv (QTND: CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV OR STD BY MASTURBATION, 2010)

helloi was masturbating the other day and i came on my boxers. so my boxers were wet,as i was... Read more »
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Scared from HIV

Posted by Sayed, 1 Reply
Dear Experts,
I have another query related to HIV.
I have wound on my back.I did sex not anal / vaginal only she gave me hand job.After this she decided to give me massage.She sat on my wound on the back and start giving me massage.She wore Trouser... Read more »

HIV infected or not?

Posted by Andreea, 2 Replies
Could one get infected with HIV if he had wounds on he's fingers and touched plastic lids that an HIV positive cut himself in? (I heard that outside the body the virus dies in a few minutes, and if the person having the virus is taking a treatment,... Read more »

What's the definition of open wound for HIV

Posted by sweetangel, 1 Reply
What's the definition of open wound when it comes to HIV transmission. Does it have to be bleeding? Or how recent to be considered open?

I had sex with my HIV + partner yesterday, He came on my chest but little did I realize that that previous night... Read more »