• over 2 years ago

    Get The Facts on HIV Transmission

    Hi everyone!

    There are many posts on our message boards from those with questions about how HIV is transmitted who are worried if they've contracted the virus. When you think you may have been exposed to HIV, it can be a really scary thing to experience. It's important to know that HIV is not spread easily and can only be done so through the exchange of certain bodily fluids from an infected person.

    There is tons of information out there on how HIV is transmitted, and sometimes it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. Here are resources that might be able to answer some of your questions about how HIV is transmitted:

    1) http://wb.md/2jHYGUe
    2) http://wb.md/2jVzXJz

    After considering these resources, if you still think that you may have contracted the HIV virus, it's important to speak with a medical professional and to get tested at the appropriate time. Here is information on the different tests available and testing times that yield the most conclusive results:

    1) http://wb.md/2jxALEJ
    2) http://wb.md/2jHBeWY

Responses

  • over 1 year ago

    RE: Get The Facts on HIV Transmission

    My partner and I are not using protection and we are both positive - my cd4 is below 40ml copies and has been undetectable for the past 3 years - his, is going up and down but it seems we are ignoring that fact, what can happen to us please educate me, can my cd4 suddenly change from being undetectable? can he contract a more serious disease if we keep on not using protection, sometimes as people we tend to ignore serious warnings around us, please I need serious intervention so that I can be educated and also educate my partner. Recently ive seen in certain blogs of positive partners also not using protection but only sometimes, why do we do that? why do people ignore things like this, is it being ignorance or being in denial?
      • over 1 year ago
        First question....do you mean your viral load is undetectable versus your cd4 level?

        Gail
  • over 1 year ago

    RE: Get The Facts on HIV Transmission

    It seems a lot of questions on post never get answered
      • over 1 year ago
        Sometimes people post, more information is needed but they never come back to provide this. It happens.


        Gail
      • over 1 year ago
        Can you help me out georgiagail with my post?
      • over 1 year ago
        OK; I found your posting; not sure why I didn't see it before except all the ones for World AIDS Day may have slowed the system.

        Although it appears the condom slipped higher up on your penis during the vaginal intercourse exposing your penile shaft, the "important" part (the head of your penis) remained covered by the condom. Even if your partner was HIV positive, the virus cannot cross intact skin (the shaft of your penis).

        In order for there to be even a chance of a risk three factors would have to play 1. your partner would need to be HIV positive (of course), 2, you'd need to have an OPEN (i.e., bleeding) cut, wound, lesion on your penile shaft and 3. her vaginal fluids (or menstrual blood if she was bleeding at the time) would have to come in direct contact with this open portal into your body for transmission to take place.

        In other words, the head of your penis remained covered by an intact (I'm assuming) latex condom during the event.

        I hope this makes sense.

        Gail

        P.S. And sorry, I don't know why this person had a rash in this area.
      • over 1 year ago
        Thank you for your response
        Well I've had irritation on the penis shaft for many years now that does not go away dermatologist don't know what it is so my initial question was can that be a entry for infection to penetrate also if the girl was hiv positive and she's going thru ars rash phase does that mean that her viral load would be extremely high
      • over 1 year ago
        1. An irritation on the skin is not an open portal into the body.
        2. While we don't attempt to diagnose HIV by symptoms, the rash seen in ARS is limited to the trunk and face area. Thus, simply because she has a rash does not mean she is HIV positive.

        Gail
      • over 1 year ago
        Can infection happens if you have microscopical tears ?
      • over 1 year ago
        No; and your penile head remained covered with the condom.

        Gail
  • over 1 year ago

    RE: Get The Facts on HIV Transmission

    Antiviral drugs can inhibit the amount of HIV in the human body to near undetectable levels, but only an effective immune response can eradicate the virus. Researchers are always looking for ways to improve the body's ability to fight the virus by building blood-derived stem cells that specifically target and kill HIV-infected cells to sustain one's life. Although chimeric antigen receptor T cell has emerged as a potent immunotherapy for various cancers and show promise in treating HIV-1 infection, this treatment may not lead to long-lasting Immune. Researchers, physicians and patients need T-cell-based products that respond to the malignant or infected cells that may appear months or years after treatment.
    Source: https://www.creative-biolabs.com/car-t/cellrapeutics-chimeric-antigen-receptor-car-technology.htm