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What Regions Of The World Have The Highest Rates Of Hiv Infection

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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively... Read more »

diffrence between hiv infection and hiv 1/2 eia oositive and confimation negative

i was tested in september and was eia1/2 positive but confimatory westernBlot1 negative so am i... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In Zimbabwe, AIDS Care Done on the Cheap

...In the region with the world's highest HIV infection rate, Zimbabwe remains isolated from the ever-increasing donor money now pouring into other countries. According to the World Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Infection in Infants and Children

... Transmission Pregnancy and Birth Breastfeeding Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission Diagnosis Progression of HIV Disease in Children Signs and Symptoms Treatment Problems in Families More Information Selected Citations ... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Infection in Infants and Children

...as NIAID's Women and Infant's Transmission Study (WITS) are examining risk factors for transmission as well as the course of HIV disease in pregnant women and their babies. Researchers have helped illuminate the mechanisms of HIV transmission,... Read more »
Brown Medical School

HIV Infection Among Women in Prison: Considerations for Care

...that male-to-female transmission is more efficient than female-to-male transmission during asymptomatic infection (early in HIV disease). However, the risk of transmission during symptomatic infection does not appear to vary. 15 In a recent... Read more »
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any babies infected by breast milk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Would someone know how many if any babies hiv infected by breast milk? Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...HIV Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population Read more »

HIV infected or not?

Posted by Andreea, 2 Replies
Could one get infected with HIV if he had wounds on he's fingers and touched plastic lids that an HIV positive cut himself in? (I heard that outside the body the virus dies in a few minutes, and if the person having the virus is taking a treatment,... Read more »

HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear Experts, I have some trouble, I need your help. Although you establish that HIV could transmit in three ways: Unprotected sexual intercourse, used syringes, and blood transfusion ..But I have one question: Could HIV transmis via... Read more »