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New Concepts In The Immunopathogenesis Of Hiv Infection

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Concept of Circumcision to Reduce HIV Risk in U.S.

Even as recent clinical trials have shown that circumcision can reduce men's risk of contracting HIV and some groups have endorsed the procedure, the "difficult part [is] how to sell the idea," particularly to men in the U.S., the New York Times ... Read more »

HIV Vaccine Primer: Basic Science and Concepts

Getting to zero new HIV infections is already possible with our current HIV prevention methods -- condom use, pre-exposure prophylaxis, education, testing and so forth. But the holy grail of getting to zero remains an HIV vaccine. With an effective... Read more »

State of ART at CROI: New Concepts and New Integrase Inhibitors

Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D. For years, one of the most anticipated and best-attended sessions at CROI has covered new medications. Wednesday's session was no exception. A standing-room-only crowd listened to presentations that covered... Read more »
Ask the Experts


Prof Eric Daar on your podcast talked about 3 concepts of multi drug resistance.Can he kindly send me materials on that as i would like to better my knowledge about drug resistance.i am a pharmacist at one of the AirForce Hospitals in Nigeria....
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Thank you for your posting. Needless to say this is a very complicated issue. I commend you for wanting to learn more about it as pharmacists are a great help to providers in caring for people with HIV disease. I would suggest you start your... Read more »


I have sort of a confusing qusetion - If a hiv negative woman has intercourse with a HIV+ male, and they conceive - if the mother did not contract the virus from the unprotected encounter, will the fetus still become infected with hiv since the...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
The virus is not carried in the sperm, but in the semen. It is the sperm that incorporates with the egg to form the baby. Therefore,the infant is not at risk unless the mother is positive. This is because the virus can transmit across the placenta.... Read more »

Serodiscordant Conception

Hello,My husband was diagnosed with HIV about two months after we had started dating. We both used your site regularly while we were learning what HIV would mean for him as an individual, and us as a couple. We are now married, and thanks to your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Pre-exposure prophylaxis is not yet approved for any clinical indication, as it is still under active evaluation in clinical trials. The safest way, by far, for magnetic couples (poz guy, neg woman) to conceive a child is sperm washing and... Read more »

assisted conception

Hi,My partner and I are wanting to have a child, he is hiv+ Im -, to my understanding there are no clinics in New Zealand that can help us, are you able to give me any contact information for anywhere in Australia where we could get help.Thanks...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Unfortunately, I do not know about resources in Australia. It is also challenging here in the United States because while the technology of "sperm washing" is well established and highly effective, it is not readily available to most... Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The Eleventh Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in San Francisco opened yesterday with a bang, as a group of investigators from Los Angeles and San Diego provided long-awaited information on the incidence of sexually-acquired... Read more »

New Emagazine for hiv affected and infected.

Posted by kicker, 1 Reply
Ok, so a little background. A few months ago, after finding out I was positive and not knowing what to do, I decided that I would create a website devoted to people affected and infected by HIV. I had multiple reasons for this, one my neg partner... Read more »

i have an advance hiv infection...

Posted by Anonymous
Hi all: My name is Jim, I have an "advanced" HIV infection, and I
write to hopefully give a bit of TURBO-BOOST to all who find
themselves in that moment of darkness that comes when you may
think you are nearing your end. NEVER just "give up", LIFE... Read more »