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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral Load and Women Interpreting Test Results Disease Progression and Therapy Commentary Introduction Two of the most common tests that you and your doctor will use to monitor your health are...
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Questionable route of infection

I have read that "You won't get HIV from sweat, saliva, or tears.". But studies have shown that HIV can be found in saliva and tears of some HIV infected patients, with no virus yet to be found in sweat. Even though there is such a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Saliva, tears, sweat, and urine can have the virus in them, but in such smallconcentrations that nobody has ever been infected through them. However, ifany body fluid is visibly contaminated with blood, the risk of... Read more »

Routes of entry

Hi Doc, could you please inform me of different routes of entry for hepatitis c/ hiv? I have messaged you about blood coming into contact with cuts and such and you said it is a very low risk. Does a big amount of infected blood have to get directly...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
HCV is mainly transmitted via injection drug use as is HIV. However, HCV is more readily transmitted through shared injection drug use than HIV. HCV transmission through sex occurs but less commonly than HIV. HCV transmission through sex has been... Read more »

CDC reply about transmission of HIV via oral route

Hi Dr FrascinoI have asked CDC about the risk of HIV transmission via the oral route recently and it seems there are some cases of HIV transmission via food. Here is what they replied:Please note that a recent CDC study shows a link between HIV and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, John.My view hasn't changed since the last time I addressed this concern. The risk doesn't apply to adults (or the vast majority of babies either). See link below.Dr. Bob<a... Read more »

How many strands exist and different routes of transmission?

First, how many different strands of the STD gonnorhea actually exist and do some strands have differentiating methods of transmission? Also, do some strands have a greater liklihood of transmission?...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Gonorhea is a bacteria that has been around for many, many years, so there are many strains in circulation, even within one community. As far as we know, the major difference comes down to antibiotic resistance. Some strains have become increasingly... Read more »
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acne as transmission route

Posted by Anonymous
About 8 weeks ago I engaged in protected sex/protected oral/protected hand job. Yes I know I sound like the poster boy for safe sex, but the one problem was I had a few pimples on the very base of the penis. During the period of typical ARS I felt... Read more »

Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV+

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Yet more reason to be cautious about use of HAART and to work on liver health by not drinking alcohol, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight.


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Common questions/concerns about HIV/AIDS please read

Posted by kbuddy77, 1 Reply

Questions and Answers about HIV
1. What is HIV? What is AIDS?
2. Who can get HIV?
3. What are the ways in which HIV can be spread from one person to another?
4. Can I get HIV from oral sex?
5. How long does HIV live outside the body?
6. Can having another... Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

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HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population infected with HIV is heterosexual. The United Nations predicts AIDS will cut population by 300 million; 300... Read more »