Must Hiv Enter A Person's Bloodstream In Order To Infect The Person
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Stanford University, School of MedicineHIV RNA is not "free" in blood. HIV RNA is contained within "cellfree" virus particles within blood plasma. You are correct, HIV RNA within cells, is assembled into viral particles, which are then extruded out of the cell... Read more »
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Bush on World AIDS Day Issues Order to Lift Ban on HIV-Positive Foreigners Entering Country; Other World AIDS Day NewsPresident Bush Friday on World AIDS Day issued an executive order to lift a provision of U.S. law that bans HIV-positive foreigners from entering the country without a special waiver, the San Francisco Chronicle reports (Russell, San Francisco... Read more »
Risk-Based Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing Fails to Detect the Majority of HIV-Infected Persons in Medical Care SettingsIn order to assess opportunities for early HIV diagnosis in a comprehensive public health care system, the researchers undertook a retrospective review of patients newly diagnosed with HIV from September 2001 to December 2003. Of 348 patients newly... Read more »
Number of Named Partners and Number of Partners Newly Diagnosed With HIV Infection Identified by Persons With Acute Versus Established HIV InfectionAcute HIV infections are linked to a disproportionate share of forward transmission in certain populations, note the current study's authors. They hypothesized that patients acutely infected might be able to identify more named partners than those... Read more »
Gene Controls Production of Protein That Blocks HIV From Entering Cells; People With Extra Copies Protected, Study SaysIndividuals who have extra copies of a gene that produces a specific protein are less likely to contract HIV or develop AIDS than people from the same ancestry who do not have extra copies of the gene, according to a study published in the Jan. 6... Read more »
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Posted by tnk, 1 ReplyHello Sir, I am from India..Please help me....
My father-in-law is HIV +ve. We came to know about this about 3 months back..
We are supposed to visit him for 2 days this weekend..
What I want to know is what precautions should I take while our visit..... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesI was at a party injecting drugs. I shared the needle with 2 other people. Later i found out that the guy i shared the needle with was hiv positive. I know i have to get tested. Is it 100% chance that i am infected since his hiv blood went... Read more »
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HIV transmission can occur when blood, semen (cum), pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum), vaginal fluid, or breast milk from an infected person enters the body of an uninfected person.
HIV can enter the body through a vein (e.g., injection drug use), the... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI was hoping someone could share with me the appropriate amount of time a person that is AIDS infected should wait before resuming contact with someone who has recieved live vaccinations. I want to make sure my father-in-law stays healthy as long... Read more »
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