What Happens When Herpes Virus Enters Your Body
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Stanford University, School of MedicineThe HIV virus does not just circulate in the blood. The virus can be found in all parts of the body, including the brain and spinal fluid.... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,In general HIV is not all that easy to contract! For instance, the estimated per-act statistical risk for acquiring the virus from unprotected insertive vaginal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 5 per 10,000 exposures. If the... Read more »
Test Positive Aware NetworkHi there,The virus needs direct access to the bloodstream for transmission to occur. This can occur when you get blood or vaginal secretions in your urethra. As for the abrasion on your penis, even if it had been bleeding it is highly unlikely that... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramHi. Thank you for your questions. Theoretically, if a single HIV virus particle enters the bloodstream, itcould reproduce quickly and a person could be infected. Theoretically, justabout anything is possible. However, we have to look at... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI had unprotected sex with a girl of unknown status, 1 week later I got blisters and was diagnosed with Herpes, as if that wasn't bad enough I began having other symptoms. I was tested by elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection... Read more »
Posted by Dreamer76, 7 RepliesHello Everyone,
I was diagnosed in March (still feel quite new to this) and looking for some advice.
My initial blood tests were not just for CD4 cells and VL, but more indepth to get specific details about my virus!
The day after , my doctor told me... Read more »
Posted by DSKMan, 1 ReplyI have come to accept that my symptoms of swollen and bleeding gingiva, fever, ulcers, swollen lymph nodes, really wasn't HIV, and likely was a case of acute Herpes infection (Herpetic Gingivostomatitis).
You must understand were I come from, I am a... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyDoes anyone know if you are infected with one subtype, say subtype B, can it evolve into another subtype within your body? I guess the question, once subtype B, always subtype B?
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