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What Is The Hiv Cycle

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HIV life cycle, and how HIV affects the immune system

Hi Rick, When Hiv attaches itself to a lymphocyte, is the lymphocyte actually a gland as in the neck or armpit, and does this then become a reproduction factory for HIV with an abundance of T-cells coming from the gland? Thank you for your...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. HIV infects cells of the immune system called CD4 cells. There are many CD4 cells inside the lymph nodes. These cells can also be found all throughout the body.When HIV enters a CD4 cell, the cell itself becomes a... Read more »

hiv positive male on meds has sex with wife who is hiv neg on her cycle

Im non dectable hiv + i want to know is the risk high for my wife who is hiv - because we had unprotected sex and she started to bleed but i.didnt cum in her is her risk high ...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The risk is very low, but not zero.... Read more »

Does HIV affect menstrual cycles?

I was wondering if there has been any studies done on the effect of HIV and or HIV drugs on the menstrual cycles. I'm 40 years old and have had many problems with my period, but these last two years, it has gotten extremely worse. My doctor...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Studies have indeed addressed the relationship between HIV and menstrual cycles. For the most part, neither HIV nor the HIV medications affect the menstrual cycle. However, patients who have AIDS and AIDS wasting, may experience menstrual cycle... Read more »

RE-USED NEEDLE??? (VICIOUS CYCLE OF HIV TESTING, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I have to say I feel SO unbelievably stupid asking this... but it's really, really been bothering me!! I got 2 HIV antibody tests done at 6 months post exposure, within about 2 weeks of each other. They both came back negative! But...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your fears are irrational and that's why you "feel so unbelievably stupid asking this . . . ." These types of fears are more common than you might anticipate. (See below.) My advice to you is exactly the same as my advice to others... Read more »
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AIDS/LifeCycle 5 or Bust!

Posted by Anonymous
Hi!

I am writing to you today to tell you how much I would like to be in California this June and to ride AIDS/LifeCycle 5 as a Positive Pedaler. What is a 'positive pedaler' you might ask? Positive Pedalers are a group of men and women... Read more »

Cycles

Posted by genuinered, 2 Replies
How common is it for HIV to impact a woman's menstrual cycle? Could the medications impact it too? I am officially 11 days late (I have been on time or within a day or two since puberty). I just curious of the experiences of others.

Any help would... Read more »

vaginal fluids/menstral cycle

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A girlfriend of mine cheated on me, but did not have sex with her, she told me that they only kissed, well she also went swimming with this other girl and they switched bathing suits bottoms, she was telling me she was concerned because in less than... Read more »

AIDS/LifeCycle & Me

Posted by shadow1
Hi all;
For those that have seen me post off and on over the years you all know the story. For those that are new I have ben + since 1989 and have ben healthy because of my regime and the time I am able to get out on my bike and excersize. After many... Read more »