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What Effects Does Hiv Have On Those Infected With It

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Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear Experts,

I have some trouble, I need your help.

Although you establish that HIV could transmit in three ways: Unprotected sexual intercourse, used syringes, and blood transfusion ..But I have one question:

Could HIV transmis via contaminated food... Read more »

am I infected with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

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Another question on HIV infection

Posted by panic05, 3 Replies
Thank you all for your kind help on my previous question. However, my pregnancy does bring me in such a paranoid state that I always worry about everything might infect my baby. Here's another question that I need you guys' help.

To testify if the... Read more »

HSV-2 alone? Or HIV and HSV-2 Co-infection?

Posted by Afra1d, 1 Reply
I'll try to make this as brief as possible but I'm scared and desperate and basically going insane... :(

Jan 24th - Unprotected sex with a woman I know small amount of oral but a lot of fingering.
Jan 25th - Took two mollies and drank alcohol along... Read more »
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Effect of Acute Hep C infection on HIV testing period

Hello,If coinfection of HIV/HEP C can lengthen the testing window period, then wouldnt it be wise to suggest that people get tested for both viruses 3 months after a possible exposure? In instances of exposure where one does not know the HIV status...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiFor HIV the standards for testing currently are to receive the initial test and then after 3 months have another. 97% of the population will test negative or positive at this point, you can go out to 6 months which is then 100%. For Hepatitis C... Read more »

Hiv Infection with Hep C infection

Dear Doctor,Is liver biopsy absolutely necessary my age(51)with side effects? Can I wait for a year at least before starting interferon treatment for HepC treatment? and get newer better medications? ...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
The decision to receive inteferon-based treatment with ribavirin now or wait for newer, more effective treatments for people with HIV and hepatitis C, is based on a number of factors. These include first and foremost, the degree of fibrosis, or... Read more »


My partner and I have been monogomous since we started dating five years ago and we are both HIV positive. We believe that my partner was positive before we started dating, however, because we were young and foolish we didn't get tested. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This question comes up fairly frequently. At this point in time, we still recommend condoms to prevent the possibility of superinfection (dual infection). (See below.)Dr. Bob Resuming sex after recent diagnosis (SUPERINFECTION) (DUAL INFECTION)... Read more »

serosorting & unprotected sex between 2 hiv + men (SUPERINFECTION) (DUAL INFECTION) (CO_INFECTION) (REINFECTION)

my boyfriend and i (we are gay males) have been dating for a while. we met after we were both diagnosed with hiv. we prefer anal sex without condoms - what is the most recent data and information on reinfection? we are on different hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Poz-Guys,No doubt almost everyone poz or neggie would "prefer" sex (anal, vaginal, oral or otherwise) without the latex packaging. The real question is whether it's worth the risk! What we know about dual infection (reinfection... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mozambique: Health Experts Find Oral Cholera Vaccine Highly Effective Among HIV-Infected Population

A new cholera vaccine is safe and effective in people whose immune systems have been weakened by HIV, researchers announced on Feb. 24, removing an obstacle that prevented the oral vaccine's distribution in HIV-ravaged sub-Saharan Africa. The Bill... Read more »
University of Washington

Pivotal Study Finds That HIV Medications Are Highly Effective as Prophylaxis Against HIV Infection in Men and Women in Africa

Seattle, WA -- In a result that will fundamentally change approaches to HIV prevention in Africa, an international study has demonstrated that individuals at high risk for HIV infection who took a daily tablet containing an HIV medication -- either... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Vaccine Is Found to Be Partly Effective at Preventing HIV Infection, but Advocates Express Skepticism

After years of failure and frustration, a major breakthrough has been announced in the field of HIV/AIDS vaccine development: For the first time, a vaccine candidate has been found to be at least partly effective in protecting humans from HIV. The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Worldwide Need Effective Microbicide to Prevent HIV Infection, Opinion Piece Says

Women worldwide need a "prevention tool they can control," such as an effective microbicide, to prevent HIV infection, Ilene Wong, a physician at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and former HIV/AIDS prevention worker in Africa, writes in a ... Read more »