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Undetectable And Passing On The Virus

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HIV Positive to Can't find virus: Still infectious?

A former partner who learned she was HIV positive 20 years ago now says her virus can't be found. She now has unprotected sex,according some of her partners with whom I am acquainted. My question is this: Can she still pass HIV to another person...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Whether she can potentially transmit the virus to others depends on what she means by "her virus can't be found." There are two potential scenarios:1.It's possible (although Read more »

hpv infection (HPV, HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS AND HIV/AIDS, 2010)

hello Dr. Frascino, I know that HIV is more your area of expertise but I was wondering if you knew... Read more »

Can HIV meds mutate the virus so that it is undetectable on tests?

I just wondered if there have been any cases of someone testing repeatedly negative on antibody and... Read more »
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The Well Project

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and HIV/AIDS

...Prevention of HPV Taking Care of Yourself What Is HPV? Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the name of a large group of viruses. Certaintypes of HPV cause warts on the hands or feet. About 30-40 types can causeinfections in the genital area... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Virus Hides Quickly Inside Babies' Blood

...states. Five of the infants had been infected with drug-resistant HIV from their mothers. The researchers found the infants' virus moved quickly to inactive or resting CD4 T-cells. While the virus was resistant to the non-nucleoside reverse... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Monkey Virus May Provide Clues to Kaposi's Virus

...KS virus. The findings show that RRV is "an excellent model system" for studying KSHV, Damania said, noting that "these two viruses share so many similarities in the genes they contain and how they control the expression of those genes." By... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Studies Suggest Hepatitis G Virus Slows Down the AIDS Virus

...hepatitis G virus, discovered in 1995, does not appear to cause hepatitis or any other disease, unlike other blood-borne hepatitis viruses that cause liver damage. It is found in about 2 percent of healthy blood donors. What isn't known is... Read more »
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Can he pass the virus?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...My friend is poz currently on meds,he has undetectable viral load. How possible is it that he can pass the virus if he has unprotected sex?. Please advise. Read more »

has anyone here knowingly passed on the virus in a

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...is the best its ever been. my partner and i have had a baby and both she and my partner are negative.has anyone passed on the virus, female to male or otherwise with an undetectable v/l? i need real people facts cause the doctors just wont answer... Read more »

joel gallant believes in other viruses!!!

Posted by uhohblita, 3 Replies
...many cases of anxiety-induced fever, pharyngitis, or lymph node enlargement. Moreover, in your opinion, do you note that other viruses (e.g., adeno, coxsackie, pox, emergent newer viruses, etc.) are on the rise which might serve to explain these... Read more »

Can virus be passed on shortly after infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...possible to infect a partner in the first 2-to-3 weeks after contraction , or does it take a few more weeks than that for the virus to show up enough in the system to be passed on ? Thank you, wmd Read more »