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Why Is Hiv An Extremely Dangerous Virus

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Southern Center for Human Rights

Report Reveals Disturbing Truth of Dangerous and Extremely Poor Conditions for HIV and AIDS Prisoners

Harvest, Ala. -- On Wednesday, Dr. Stephen Tabet, MD, MPH, an infectious disease specialist, released a detailed 125-page report addressing a large number of deaths and "substandard" medical care provided to HIV and AIDS infected male prisoners... Read more »

HIV's Silent Dangers Make Early HIV Treatment Critical, Expert Says

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this summary, you'll hear Wafaa El-Sadr, M.D., M.P.H., discuss her plenary paper. It is followed by questions from reporters and comments... Read more »

Hepatitis C: New Dangers, New Hopes

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is perhaps one of the most overlooked viral infections worldwide, despite being very common and preventable. Recently, it has become apparent that the risk of transmitting HCV during sex had been underestimated because... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Danger of quick jump in CD4

HolaI recently started HIV therapy and my numbers have made good improvement. Just prior to starting meds I was hospitalized, diagnosed with PCP. This diagnosis was made through radiology (four such x-rays during the course of my ailment offered...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The rapid increase in CD4 count that you have experienced is a good thing. I am not familiar with the study you mentioned about rapid rise in CD4 cells and bad outcomes. If you can find the source of the information about rapid rise in CD4 count... Read more »

herpes virus and hiv

hi, i am curious,i read somewhere recently that the herpes virus either oralor genital can be very dangerous for persons with hiv,is this correct, if so please explain why whatwould the symptoms be thahk you...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Sexually transmitted herpes is caused by the Herpes Simplex Viruses (HSVTypes 1 and 2). When a person has HIV, a herpes infection can indeed bemuch more severe than in persons without HIV.Like other viruses, the herpes... Read more »

Is it dangerous when u receive oral?

Hello,Shannon!I love the job u are doing here.U put many minds to rest,hope u do the same with me. I dont want to seem uneducated about HIV because I read a lot but I get confused.I have been reading a lot about oral sex and HIV but still can't...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThank you for your comments. We hope we are giving peace of mind and education to everyone. There is still a lot of confusion and stigma out there that we are hoping to alleviate.The risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is... Read more »

CDC says stats dangerous

First of all, let me say that the experts here are real heros for helping out on a very important and distressing issue. I admire the efforts and good wills, but perhaps the experts here need to think about the advices being presented here with more...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for your comments. I'm not sure whom you spoke to at the CDC, but the 0.1 0.2 percent risk of HIV transmission per episode of unprotected receptive vaginal exposure is a CDC- published statistic. Perhaps that's why you see me... Read more »
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Is HIV dangerous?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know this board is basically focus on HIV related issue. There are a lot of guys come into contact with sexual intercourse and worry about whether he(she) gets infected. To be honest, there are thousand of more dangerous diseases out there... Read more »

extremely worried about acute hiv infection

Posted by rmds, 1 Reply
need help and guidence from the experts on this board as i am extremely worried about catching the acute hiv infection. I am a 41 year male who has frequented few csw for the past 2 years (received uncovered oral from the girls few times). always... Read more »

Extremely worried about possible HIV infection

Posted by bulrtwr, 2 Replies
Hey all,
I have been possibly exposed to HIV last month and I have been developing weird symptoms. I had unprotected vaginal sex but he did not ejaculate inside me. Of course I am aware that the chances of infection has gone down but there are... Read more »

Breast secretion - dangerous ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I had a possible exposure to HIV 2 days back. I engaged in protected vaginal sex (latex condom) with a sex worker. I suckled her breasts - and noticed that upon squeezing them a thick white sticky fluid was secreted (possibly some sort of... Read more »