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What Are The Environmental Causes Of Hiv Infection

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HBV environmental infection: key questions

Dear Doctor McGovern, I have found myself worrying a lot about HBV infection.I think the worry comes from the fact that one can be infected from invisible specks of blood which can remain infectious for a week or more, and that so many HBV cases...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Although hepatitis B may be a somewhat hardy virus, I personally have never diagnosed a patient with hepatitis B who didn't have obvious risk factors. I think you should not worry at all about the scenarios you describe. You should certainly... Read more »

environmental hiv transmmition

Hi quetion is that "as soon as the blood is dride the HIV virus present in it also... Read more »

HIV environmental transmission

Ms. Southall,I'd first of all like to thank you for your time in answering my question.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Carolina: Department of Health and Environmental Control Offering Free or Low-Cost Testing for World AIDS Day

In recognition of World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, DHEC will offer free or low-cost testing for HIV. "In South Carolina, more than 14,000 people are known to be living with HIV/AIDS, and we estimate that one HIV infection occurs in the state every nine... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UN Report: Environmental Havoc, AIDS Threaten China's Progress in Living Standards

A UN Development Program study, released Thursday, said environmental damage from China's economic growth, the spread of AIDS, and growing poverty threaten the country's drive to establish better living standards. The report assesses China's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mortality From HIV and TB Co-Infections Is Higher in Eastern Europe Than in Western Europe and Argentina

Noting that TB "is a leading cause of death in HIV-infected patients worldwide," the study authors aimed to evaluate clinical characteristics and outcomes of 1,075 consecutive patients diagnosed with HIV/TB from 2004 to 2006 in Europe and Argentina.... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

TB Diagnostics: A Crisis for People Living With HIV/AIDS Worldwide

Globally, TB is the most common infection and a leading cause of death among people living with HIV. Despite being curable, TB accounts for two million deaths each year. Thirteen percent of deaths among HIV-positive people are TB-related, and some... Read more »
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unusual environmental exposure?

Posted by unusual
I need advice please. I recently used a public toilet, when i wiped myself I realised the tissue was wet. I checked the roll and it had previously been dropped in the toilet. I know its a long shot but I cant stop thinking It could have been dropped... Read more »

Can a possible HIV infection cause watery stool 7 days after the possible exposure?

Posted by TML1991, 1 Reply
I have had watery stool, and my stomach has made a lot of noise, but nothing else, for the last two days, starting one week after the exposure. This has me concerned. Also, can stress do this? And is there any condition that just causes watery... Read more »

Can rashes cause me to be infected?

Posted by johndx, 1 Reply
Hi all, days ago, I had protected sex with a prostitute. Earlier, I had a patch of red and itchy rashes just near my pubic hair and at the part of lower body where it connects my body with penis. Sometimes it turns very red and looks like minor... Read more »

Possible Hiv infected but no antibodies produced?

Posted by chris8178, 2 Replies
Could you tell me is it possilble to have hiv with out having antibodies produced post 6 months?

I had unprotected anal sex about 7 months ago and been having some major health (oral) issues.

I have seen a lot of doctors; 3 ents; 2 general docs; 1... Read more »