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Pcr Dna Results After Sharing A Cigarette

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The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...weakening your immune system. Viral load is the amount of HIV in your bloodstream. The higher the amount of HIV, the greater the risk of your immune system being damaged. Viral load can be measured by two different lab tests: a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a branched DNA (bDNA) test. Both tests are accurate, but each has a different way to measure the amount of virus. It is best to stick with the same kind of test and not...
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Sharing cigarettes

Dear Dr BobFirst off I would like to say that you are a marvel and this is a fantastic website you are helping a great many people.I have two quick questions about sharing cigarettes.1, If a person gave me one of their cigarettes and I smoked it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
.... . . OK, now just what kind of cigarette was this and did you get the munchies shortly afterward? There is no HIV risk from sharing "cigarettes," even if you happen to be sharing them with members of The Grateful Dead. However, if these are... Read more »

sharing food

Can HIV be transmitted through sharing foods or drinks?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No. Read more »

I'd Like to Share Pos. Results!

Dear, Dr.Douglas T.Dieterich;First off I'd like to applaud your Compassion, and Dedication to your affilliation with this web-site. You are admired by those of us whom use the site.You Provide a valuable & Educational service which is for Most of...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Thank you for sharing your wonderful news. It is great to get a positive feedback. Your message should help a lot of people considering treatment. Read more »

sharing cocaine straw w/ hiv +

About a week and a half ago, I shared a rolled up dollar bill and cocaine with a person whom I did not know was hiv+. Ever since I found out, I've been really concerned about my risk of being infected. I've considered taking the PCR antigen test...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...I am not aware of any cases of HIV infection happening through sharing cocaine straws. I have heard of Hepatitis C being spread in this manner. Intranasal cocaine use, especially heavy use, can Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...Load? The viral load test measures the amount of HIV virus in your blood. There are different techniques for doing this: The PCR ( p olymerase c hain r eaction) method uses an enzyme to multiply the HIV in the blood sample. Then a chemical... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...Viral Load Test Viral load is the amount of HIV in your bloodstream. Viral loadcan be measured by two different lab tests: polymerase chain reaction (PCR) orbranched DNA (bDNA). It is best to stick with the same kind of test and notswitch... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...possibly occur. In the United States, HIV is most commonly transmitted through specific sexual behaviors (anal or vaginal sex) or sharing needles with an infected person. It is less common for HIV to be transmitted through oral sex or for an... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...communication). HIV can be detected in virtually everyone with AIDS. Recently developed sensitive testing methods, including the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and improved culture techniques, have enabled researchers to find HIV in patients... Read more »
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Sharing shaving razors?

Posted by Carrie, 8 Replies
...My boyfriend (poz) and I (neg) were wondering if HIV can pass threw sharing the same shaving razors. The concern is obviously that if he nicks himself while shaving his face and gets blood on the razor, Read more »

risk from sharing a cigarette

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...this may sound stupid, but what are the risks of getting hiv by taking a drag of a cigarette from someone who is positive? i let someone take a drag off my cigarette and found out later he is positive. Read more »

News I want to share.....

Posted by rainbowhisperer, 6 Replies
...reason I am who i am. Jesus put me here to love and take care of children. I have devoted my whole life to children.Thank you in sharing in my happiness I just wanted to brag for a minute. With love always. Read more »