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What Does The Hiv Virus Infect

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Virus Infects Vietnamese Prostitutes

A new report reveals that over one-fifth of commercial sex workers in Vietnam are infected with HIV, up significantly from just two years ago. The findings are based on a survey conducted late last year by the Vietnamese ministry of labor and social... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alarming Incidence of Hepatitis C Virus Re-Infection After Treatment of Sexually Acquired Acute Hepatitis C Virus Infection in HIV-Infected MSM

The seroprevalence of sexually transmitted HCV among men who have sex with men in Amsterdam is stabilizing, recent data show. Little is known, however, about the incidence of HCV re-infection in MSM who have cleared HCV. In the current study, the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus in HIV-Infected and HIV/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected Patients

In 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 »
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Can EBV infection be cured? (EBV is one of the viruses which cause cancer in HIV-infected patients)

I have a history of Hodgkin's Disease, cancer of the lymph nodes. I've heard that EBV infection can often cause lymphoma. I've had HIV for 9 years. I'm doing well, but I know I'm not "cured." I've heard...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You ask an excellent question! Sounds like you've done okay in terms of your Hodgkin's disease. It is indeed true that the EBV virus is found in the vast majority of patients who have HIV-related Hodgkin's disease. It is also true,... Read more »

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Recent epidemiological studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate).... Read more »

Condome got stuck with cum: How riskey is it to be infected by HIV Virus?

I was having a sex with another guy for one night encounter. I was receving, while he was penetrating. After he cum and took his penius out of my anal, the condom was not on him and seemed to get stucked inside. We tried to take that out, but the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV from unprotected receptive anal sex (this would include the condom mishap you describe) with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 50 per 10,000 exposures. Your estimated risk would be less, as... Read more »
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
HBV and HIV can be transmitted in similar fashion - through injection drug use or sex.Patients who have HIV before they get HBV have a lower chance of clearing their hepatitis B.... Read more »
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Can virus be passed on shortly after infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was wondering how soon HIV can be passed on to a partner after the point of infection? Is it 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... Read more »

a lot of HIV virus in the milk?

Posted by aspn, 3 Replies
I bought a carton of milk 3 days ago, i drank it this morning, and i found the milk carton has a lot of blood on the carton, I am afraid , will someone intentionally given the blood in the carton and i drank it? I was afraid that there is... Read more »

New HIV virus - Is this the final answer?

Posted by TwinsDad, 2 Replies
My 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 »