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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...HIV-seronegative participants, only 66 men (2.3 percent) have died (A. Munoz, MACS, personal 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 with AIDS with few exceptions. HIV has been repeatedly isolated from the blood, semen and vaginal...
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Help Please for a Worried Mom!

Hello, I engaged in "protected" vaginal sex approximately 7 weeks ago. However, I had several drinks that evening and I am not sure how expertly the condom was used. It does appear that I have possibly contracted GC/BV/Trich - I am currently being...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Worried Mom,Your concerns are unwarranted. Your son could not contract HIV from the activities described. So stop worrying and get some sleep, OK?Thanks for your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org).Be... Read more »

Vaginal Secretions

Hi Rick, I heard that if you expose to small amount of vaginal secretions, itcan't cause HIV infection. Is it true? Thanks!
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. We do not know the minimum quantity of any body fluid (vaginal secretions, blood, semen, etc.) that is required for HIV infection to occur. All anybody can say is that the more infectious body fluids Read more »

What is PCR ? - Hep B+C ?

A) What is PCR test ?B) I had a blood test for Hep.B+C , six weeks after possible high risk oral encounter. Do you think the result will be conclusive or should I repeat it?If the results come now negative, should I get vaccinated for A+B now, or...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
...1.PCR is a laboratory method to detect live virus in your blood. It stands for reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).This method involves extracting RNA (genetic material) from the blood serum.As you can see it is a... Read more »

vaginal fluid,secretion and hiv infection

Dr.Judith,is there any difference between the vaginal fluid and vaginal secretion related to hiv infection? .thank you very much.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No, they both are referring to the same thing. 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 »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids must come in... Read more »
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vaginal secretions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Can HIV be transmitted from pre-cum to vaginal secretions, or does it have to directly enter the bloodstream through a cut or sore? Read more »

Negative PCR DNA at 8 weeks

Posted by sunkyst, 2 Replies
...I just got the results of a PCR DNA test at 8 weeks and a negative HIV antibody test. Does this mean I don't have HIV or do I need more testing? Read more »

Vaginal Secretions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can you get AIDS/HIV from exchanging bikini bottoms with another female. I am also female. the girl I exchanged bikini bottoms with had a HIV test 2 years ago and it was negative, she has been married for 4 years and has a child from a previous... Read more »

Much advice requested!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Firstly, apologies for the following rambling - I hope you have the patience to read through it! As a previous ignoramus on the subject of HIV (although getting educated now thanks to thebody), I wonder if someone could allay my fears / confirm my... Read more »