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Prevalence of Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus in HIV-Infected and HIV/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected PatientsIn the current study, a sample of HIV patients completed a questionnaire identifying their demographic characteristics and risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV). A chart review was conducted to confirm the information obtained in the survey. Risk... Read more »
FDA Approves First Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) System to Screen Whole Blood Donors for Infections With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)The Food and Drug Administration has licensed the first nucleic acid test (NAT) system intended for screening donors of whole blood and blood components intended for use in transfusion. This test system can simultaneously detect the presence of HIV... Read more »
Table 2. Estimated Percentage of Injecting Drug Users at Risk for Acquiring Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection (n = 9,565) Who Engaged in Behaviors Associated With HIV Infection, by Selected Characteristics -- National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System, United States, 2009Table 2. Estimated Percentage* of Injecting Drug Users at Risk for Acquiring Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection (n = 9,565) † Who Engaged in Behaviors § Associated With HIV Infection, by Selected Characteristics -- National HIV... Read more »
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University of British ColumbiaYou are right to say that some people who are severely immunosuppressed (as you may be) can have a false negative HIV antibody test. In that setting, the best test to determine infection becomes a PCR test, or some other antigen detection assay.... Read more »
University of Miami School of MedicineI don't know at what temperature HIV becomes non-infectious, but it does not survive long outside the human body. That is why intimate sexual contact and/or exchange of body fluids are required to transmit the infection.Everybody has T cells,... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramThank you for your question. Sexually transmitted herpes is caused by the Herpes Simplex Viruses (HSVTypes 1 and 2). When a person has HIV, a herpes infection can indeed bemuch more severe than in persons without HIV.Like other viruses, the herpes... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyThere is a virus in this board,uneducated,selfish,sick people that steal names and post very off and stupid info.
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Posted by umavanukurispace shuttels lands on moon and moves at upper atmosphere, hiv virus touches cd4 cells and does work spoiling the cells and eventually immune system Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHi everybody I am wondering is there some kind of test which look for virus itself?
I am becoming paranoid about hiv i tested 8 months after my last sex and i am still woried becouse i started doubting everything medicine science even my own body.
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Posted by TwinsDad, 2 RepliesMy question is:
Why we Humans do not create a new virus strain that will merge with the original HIV virus and create a different mutation that will replicate until it reaches several mutations that are not bad for our organism or changes the... Read more »
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