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Sequence Of Events How HIV Invades The Bloodstream

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American Society for Microbiology

Scientists Sequence Genome of Pathogen Responsible for Pneumocystis Pneumonia

Washington, D.C. -- Scientists have sequenced the genome of the fungus Pneumocystis jirovecii , an advancement that could help identify new targets for drugs to treat and prevent Pneumocystis pneumonia, a common and often deadly infection in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Scientists Sequence Deadly TB Genome

On Thursday, South African scientists announced that they had sequenced the genome of a deadly strain of extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR TB). Using technology purchased from the United States for 5 million rand (US $750,000), scientists working... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Steep Drop in Circumcision in U.S.

A study by CDC researchers on rates of adverse events related to infant male circumcision in the United States has stirred debate on the Internet about the cultural and health values of the procedure. Presented last month at the 18th International... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Invading healthy cells with hiv?

Dr Pierone,I was wondering if a person with hiv, is at risk of more cells being invaded by the hiv virus when they become ill with a cold, other then when not being sick with a cold . Since the body will defend itself when getting sick, does hiv...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. There is evidence that other infections stimulate an immune response which may lead to a temporary increase in HIV replication. This is thought to be one of the reasons that smokers (who are more prone to chronic... Read more »

Palms and Bloodstream.

Is there anyway that HIV gets into your palms and infects you? I heard it does. Also whats the distance between the skin and the bloodstream? Do things seep into the bloodstream from contact with palms?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or anal sex and sharing of... Read more »

Concern about HIV test Sequence

Hi, I had a possible exposure on Aug, 12. I had p24 Antigen test done on Sept,15. The p24 Ag is negative. My doctor ordered HIV RNA on Sept, 23. My question is that how accurate the HIV RNA could be if I am recovering from a cold or flu. Will it...
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
The medications will have not effect on the viral load test. Cold viruses in and of themselves will not cross react with HIV viral load tests. I doubt an acute upper respiratory viral infection would affect the development of HIV infection if it... Read more »

Semen in the bloodstream

When a guy hits the point of ejaculation during sex or oral activities, what happens if his own semen gets into a cut on his body. Can a guy's own semen infect him? If so is there any particular place on his body that would be vulnerable to...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You cannot get infected with HIV by coming into contact with your own fluids, nor if you have sex with a person who is not infected with HIV. The virus is never "created" by sexual activity, drug use, masturbation, or medication. Also, if... Read more »
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Social Events for HIV+ Heterosexual Men & Women

Posted by keithmk
Saturday, December 10, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM on E. 25th Street in Manhattan. Please join for us for our Potluck Social for HIV+ heterosexual men and women. It's a free event with food to share, games, and plenty of time to mix and mingle. All we ask is... Read more »

May 1 Event for Heterosexual Men & Women with HIV

Posted by keithmk1
Spring Party for Straight Men & Women Living with HIV
Saturday, May 1, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Vudu Lounge, 1487 1st Ave., Manhattan (77th & 78th Sts.)
Dance floor, DJ, cash bar, light meal
We'll have the place to ourselves. Cost: $10 at door
RSVP: kei... Read more »

I did it!! The event was wonderful..

Posted by Overstressed, 6 Replies
The event was awesome .I couldnt be any happier it all went well. They started the event with a movie based on a true story of how a couple came to be expose with HIV/AIDS. Then they talked about safer sex and all the diseases that are out there. I... Read more »

Edmonton, Alberta events

Posted by anotherday
Here is an upcoming event next month for people in North and North central Alberta Canada ... or if your visiting, check it out!

Saturday, 26 April 2014 6:00 PM


JTMF West is a fundraising organization, established to raise funds for HIV and... Read more »