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Viral Load After Hiv Sexual Exposure

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Women and HIV Viral Load

Table of Contents What Is a Viral Load? How Are Viral Load Results Used? When Should You Be Tested? Women and Viral Load Areas of Future Viral Load Research What Is a Viral Load? HIV attacks immune system cells called CD4 cells. HIV enters these cells and turns them into virusfactories that produce thousands of copies of HIV. As the virus grows, itdamages or kills CD4 cells, weakening your immune system. Viral load is the...
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possible exposure but viral load came undetectable

Dear Dr Wohl,I had protected vaginal intercourse, unprotected fellatio (bj) and sharing of food from same plate (exchange of saliva was huge)with a prostitute. 6 days later it all started with left eye lid edema. then i had all flu like symptoms...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
At 12 weeks if viral load is undetectable and HIV antibodies negative, that is the sine qua non of being HIV uninfected. This exposure sound very low risk anyhow. DW... Read more »

Undetectable Viral Load in Semen MAGNETIC COUPLE SEXUAL RISK 2009)

A "big G'day" from Australia to you, Doctor Bob!I am an HIV positive male involved in a relationship with an HIV negative female. I have been on Atripla (or the Aussie equivalent) for a year now, and for 10 of those months been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Boy from Oz,Here's what we know:1.The HIV plasma viral load usually, but not always, correlates with the HIV viral load in semen (or cervical secretions).2.Having an undetectable HIV plasma viral load significantly decreases the chances... Read more »

Undetectable Viral Load Infection and Superinfection (FINDINGS SUGGEST HIV CAN BE TRANSMITTED FROM MSM WITH UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD 2009) (SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

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 »

number of HIV exposures vs viral load

My lover and I have been together monogamously for three years. Recently he wentfor his first HIV test and it was positivefor HIV. He knows he has been exposed to HIV on one occasion, and this was 8 years ago. He has never shown any signsof illness...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Your lover's prognosis does not depend on the number of exposures he had to HIV.As for his viral load being low, there is no way to tell without checking it, since the viral load goes up BEFORE you become sick, not after. Obviously, he needs... Read more »
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hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
took hiv viral load after 6 months exposure they did the old
hiv viral load not the one that can detect down to 20 copies
hiv viral load <400. would your viral load be over 400 after 6 months exposure? Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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By Paul Galatowitsch, Antonio Urbina and Timothy Law Snyder

Paul Galatowitsch is a health care consultant. Antonio Urbina is the director of clinical HIV and AIDS education at St. Vincent's Hospital. Timothy Law Snyder is a... Read more »

Unfortunate Sexual exposure/ injection exposure

Posted by joe62, 2 Replies
Hi to the wonderful people of this website. I want to narrate my story for information and advise.
I am an expat, while away to a third world country, i had a contact with a women with unknown status, and she stayed with me for two weeks, I was well... Read more »

CD4 668 - Viral Load 227567 ? about viral load

Posted by Courtkidx, 1 Reply
I just got these results via phone and im just curious if anyone can tell me if I should be worried about my semi high viral load? I know my cd4 count is good. I am newly diagnosed as of dec. 30, 2009. Any info would be appreciated. Read more »