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What Method To Detect Evidence Of Hiv Infection

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. An HIV-infected person is diagnosed with AIDS when his or her immune system is seriously compromised and manifestations of HIV infection are severe. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently defines AIDS in an adult or adolescent age 13 years or older as the presence of one of 26 conditions indicative of severe...
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Understanding risk levels (SAFER SEX GUIDELINES, SAFER SEX METHODS, 2011)

I understand that sex acts (and life in general) include levels of risk. I get that unprotected anal sex with a known HIV+ partner is very high risk (even higher for the receptive partner) and I get that kissing carries negligible risk, and I get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that has led to the development of safer-sex guidelines, and concludes with specific recommendations for safer-sex practices.Evidence for Sexual Transmission of HIVIsolation of HIV in Body FluidsResearchers can consistently culture or otherwise... Read more »

Super infection HIV+ couple

I am still trying to understand whether super infection is possible between spouses who are HIV+ and faithful to each other? We are a couple HIV+ my wife started taking medicines (Trimune 30) more than three years ago when her CD4 count dropped to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...weeks afterwards. Humans might have a similar window of susceptibility to reinfection of approximately three years. The lack of evidence for dual infection during chronic (long-term) HIV disease suggests a protective mechanism at work, such as... Read more »

is it possable to develop HIV in anal sex? HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

hello, me and my girlfriend recently had unprotected anal sex, she has done it before so we did it the "right" way going slow and pleanty of k-y and there was no trama but this was her 1st time unprotected. we are both absolutly clean of any form of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sexually transmitted infections? How can I avoid acquiring HIV from a contaminated syringe? Are some people at greater risk of HIV infection than others? Are women especially vulnerable to HIV? Are young people at significant risk of HIV... Read more »

How to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)

If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sexually transmitted infections? How can I avoid acquiring HIV from a contaminated syringe? Are some people at greater risk of HIV infection than others? Are women especially vulnerable to HIV? Are young people at significant risk of HIV... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effectiveness of Female Controlled Barrier Methods in Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV: Current Evidence and Future Research Directions

...method and reviewed conference abstracts that presented clinical and preclinical microbicide data. Their purpose was to evaluate evidence for the effectiveness of female-controlled physical and chemical barrier methods in preventing STD/HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...Adding leucovorin to prevent myelosuppression during acute treatment is not recommended because of questionable efficacy and some evidence for a higher failure rate (DII) 137 . Oral outpatient therapy of TMP-SMX is highly effective among... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Data on HIV Infection in Women Expands

...presented at ICAAC underscored a need for further study of the interrelation between HIV and STDs. Because behaviors that lead to HIV infection are generally the same ones that lead to other sexually transmitted diseases, the diagnosis of an STD... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...the body through the urethra (the opening at the tip of the penis) or through small cuts or open sores on the penis. Risk for HIV infection increases if you or a partner has a sexually transmitted disease (STD). See also " Is there a connection... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...phenotyping). The focus of this discussion is on antibody detection, the most widely used and most effective way to identify HIV infection. General Considerations Tests to detect antibody to HIV can be further classified as: (a) screening... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...status is unknown Infected blood HIV also is spread through contact with infected blood. Before donated blood was screened for evidence of HIV infection and before heat-treating techniques to destroy HIV in blood products were introduced, HIV... Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...years has been characterized by misperceptions that HIV transmission in prisons is widespread." Most news stories provide little evidence for that idea, she said. The findings, published in CDC's Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report, raise... Read more »

Are They Right?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Why do some people insist that HIV does not cause AIDS and that test is not accurate? Read more »