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What Is The Genetic Material Of Hiv

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HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

Review HIV/AIDS Program Materials

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The American Red Cross Wants You To Help Review HIV/AIDS Program Materials


Application Deadline: Friday, May 9, 2003


For more information
Contact Shauna R. Cooper at (703) 206-6986 or coopers@usa.redcross.org


The American Red Cross National... Read more »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
Well here is my situation
had exposure in mid may 2009 with Commercial Sex Worker (CSW) condom broke ,had rapid test in June and August 2009 all came out negative. had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 endsept 2009 came out negative. Had QL DNA... Read more »

mutated hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Recently Is that true the fact that exist mutated hiv(can't detect Antibody test)?
If the fact's true.. How should we do?

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HIV+ / HIV- Reading Materials?

Hello and thank you for reading this. I have been HIV+ for ten years, have remained healthy, my T's are very good, and my viral load is undetectable. Above all, my frame of mind is extremely positive. I refuse to ever give up or give in, and...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am glad that since your health is so good and that your mental and emotional outlook is so positive that you are now open to the possibility of having a loving relationship in your life. There are thousands of couples of mixed HIV anti-body status... Read more »

HIV & Porous materials: Please help!!

Hi,Is it true that HIV can survive in porous material? If so, how long and will it be able to infect someone else?I inserted my girlfriend's toommate's rubber(or silicone) dildo in her vagina about a month ago. We don't know her HIV...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiGood news, HIV begins to die once it is outside of the body and is unable to infect. There is no risk of HIV transmission using the dildo months after the last use. Most likely what your girlfriend is experiencing is a cold or the flu it would not... Read more »

hiv on material objects

If I rented a lot of porn videos and say some of them have been touched with and had some sperm residue from previous borrowers,...am I at risk of getting HIV from touching the tapes and then masturbating?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
No, you are not considered to be at risk for infection. HIV is not known to be transmitted through casual contact because HIV does not survive long enough to cause infection when exposed to the <a... Read more »

White Material in the Mouth

An acquaintance has a buildup of white matter in his mouth which is visible when he speaks. The white material appears to be paste-like in composition and often leeches into the corners of his mouth and onto his lips. Is this indicative of HIV?...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Even if the "white matter" in question is diagnosed as pseudomembranous candidiasis (thrush), this condition is not diagnostic of HIV infection. As mentioned previously in this Forum, there are numerous reasons why a person can develop... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Promise of Genetic Therapy for HIV

As early as 1988, researchers published their ideas about using genetic therapy to try to cure HIV infection. However, it is only in the last several years that diverse approaches to genetic therapy are being pursued. The VIRxSYS Corporation... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Man Files Lawsuit Alleging Michigan Advocacy Group Disclosed His HIV Status in Company Materials

A Wayne County, Mich., HIV-positive man earlier this month filed a lawsuit in Washtenaw Circuit Court against the not-for-profit HIV/AIDS Resource Center in Ypsilanti, Mich., alleging that the organization disclosed his HIV status on company... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New CDC Rules on AIDS Education Funding Might Reduce Effectiveness of HIV Prevention Materials, Some Advocates Say

Proposed guidelines from CDC for federally funded HIV/AIDS education efforts might reduce the effectiveness of HIV prevention materials and "impede efforts to prevent the disease," according to some HIV/AIDS advocates and educators, the Boston... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Proposed Guidelines for Federal HIV Prevention Funding Would Require Approval of, Accountability for Educational Material

CDC on Wednesday proposed changes to guidelines for providing federal HIV prevention funding that would require groups to obtain approval of all educational materials before posting them on the Internet, the Washington Times reports. Under... Read more »