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Superinfection In People On Antiviral Medicine

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Thanks for your comments and information about the possibility that people with undetectable viral might be able to infect HIV negative people and contribute to HIV superinfection, but is there any research revealing the actual numbers of such...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, we do not have reliable information as to how often this phenomenon occurs. As you can probably imagine it is quite challenging to conclusively prove that a particular strain of HIV was transmitted to an already infected individual. This... Read more »


I was recently diagnosed with HIV last week so I am still learning more and more every day. I know... Read more »


I was infected in June07, having been a public dump at a $4 theater already for months. The same... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Antiretroviral Therapy on Risk of Sexual Transmission of HIV Infection and Superinfection

Background The past decade has seen substantial advances in the development of antiretroviral therapy (ART) -- medications used in combination to reduce the replication of HIV virus and treat HIV-infected persons. Because of these medications, many... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Super-Infection Beliefs and Sexual Practices of People Living With HIV/AIDS

The authors introduced the current study by noting, "People living with HIV can be re-infected with a new viral strain resulting in potential treatment-resistant recombinant virus known as HIV super-infection," and that patients' beliefs about this... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions & Answers: Antiviral Drugs, 2009-2010 Flu Season

Antiviral Recommendations General Information on Antiviral Drugs Antiviral Drugs and Children Influenza Antiviral Drugs and Flu Vaccine Antiviral Recommendations Background Influenza Round Table: Antiviral Drugs Dr. Joe... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

WHO Revises Clinical H1N1 Guidelines, Sends Antivirals to Some Hard-Hit Nations

On Thursday, the WHO issued revised guidance for the clinical management of H1N1 (swine) flu, the Associated Press reports. According to the AP, the WHO "says doctors shouldn't wait for lab confirmation before giving anti-viral drugs to pregnant... Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by Anonymous
Is HIV re-infection real?

Can drug-resistant HIV be transmitted to someone already HIV positive?

With your help the Positive Partners Study will find out!
Robert M. Grant, MD, MPH Principal Investigator
Jeff McConnell, MA Project Director

The Positive... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am taking Combiver and Sustiva. The more I read about these drugs and their effects, the more I grow afraid of what MORE damage I could be doing to my body. CD4 count is around 202 and VL is something like 200,000. However, I feel great! I take... Read more »

Traditional Chinese Medicine and AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Andrographis Paniculata has been used for hundreds of years in China and India to fight off colds, flu and respiratory infections. There is some tantalizing evidence that suggests it may also help fight the AIDS virus. A study was done in 1988... Read more »

Holistic Medicine: From Alternative to Mainstream?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Holistic Medicine: From Alternative to Mainstream?

It is claimed that a paradigm shift is occurring in our health care system as alternative medicine begins to compete with orthodox medicine to become the... Read more »