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What Will People Infected With Hiv Show The Presence Of

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The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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Antibodies detectable in presence of HIV rash?

Dear Doctor,Are antibodies immediately detectable when a newly infected person develops a rash?To summarize, I am male who has sex with females:Nov 28 - Sex with condom on (woman unknown status)Dec 4- Sex with condom on (woman unknown status)Dec 10...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
You had no risk for HIV infection that I can see here. You used a condom.HIV antibodies are detected about 12 weeks after exposure that led to infection. The rash associated with acute infection could develop before 12 weeks. In my opinion, you have... Read more »

Exposure with the presence of Molluscum

Hi Doctor,I have been concerned with an exposure about 6 weeks ago (18 June 2012). I am 27, female, having multiple partners recently. Well, it was not full sex, just foreplay but I have concerns because:my partner had LOTS of pre-cum that it...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:Since you had underwear on for this incident I would not be concerned. HIV needs direct access to the bloodstream for an infection to occur. Direct access to the bloodstream most often happens during unprotected penetrative sex and... Read more »

presence of HBV DNA after a resolved infection

Is it possible to have detectable HBV DNA after a resolved infection? Also, if a person's anti-HBs declines to undetectable levels but is still anti-HBc positive and HBsAg negative, is this person still immune from hepatitis B? Also, can a...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
All great questions. Yes there is sometimes a low level of DNA after a resolved HBV infection, but not usually if it resolves in the first 6 months of it. If you are core antibody positive you should be protected from HBV and dont need vaccine. Some... Read more »

presency of hiv

Hi Dr. can hiv virus is present only on visible blood?beacous once day my friend(hiv+)cuts a apple. during this his fingur also get cut with knife. after 5 min. i use this knife for cuts the another apple and obtaind slices are eaten. what will be...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
The chances would be very low. The risk would depend on a few factors:1) How much virus (the viral load) is in your friend's blood. If he had suppppressed his HIV with medicine the risk would be esremely low.2) If there was no visible blood... Read more »
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why is it so hard to detect the presence of hiv?

Posted by raymond, 1 Reply
because our bodies are not good at detecting it because the virus does not act like any other. most viruses consist of a protein coat and rna strain. the virus lands the protein coat injects the rna into the cells where the rna sstarts reproducing... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Usually, if you test positive for antibodies that means that your immune system has effectively fought off a pathogen and you now have immunity. But with the HIV test, the logic is reversed. Instead of meaning... Read more »

BBC NEWS:Online dating for people with sexually transmitted infection

Posted by Hellen, 1 Reply

Dating can often be fraught with uncertainty and self-consciousness. For those with incurable sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are tailored websites the answer for people nervous of telling potential partners about their condition?

The past...

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Mailing list for HIV(-) people who are infected

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the URL for the mailing list/message board for people who have been infected wih HIV for more than 1 year, yet still test negative via ELISA. For those of us who still have residual symptoms, we know how bogus these HIV/ AIDS tests... Read more »