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Why is it so difficult to develop vaccine for HIV?

I recently learnt that vaccine basically involves making the body ready by informing it the structure of spike protiens the virus has before hand. Why are we not able to do this for HIV. What's so ...
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What would be the chances of catching HIV when getting a blood donation from a man who has sex with Men?

Around the world organizations that seek blood donations usually have a policy to discourage men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood. This is due to the risk of Human Immunodeficiency ...
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How much do refused HIV drugs cost?

We are building a solution to deliver drugs to HIV+ patients through the use of lockers installed inside authorized hospitals in Italy, where these kind of drugs are paid for by the National Health ...
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When performing artificial insemination, why is the male donor tested for STD/HIV via blood test urine, instead of directly testing the semen?

https://www.thebodypro.com/article/hiv-can-be-found-in-semen-even-when-viral-load-is-: HIV can be detected in semen of men who have an undetectable viral load in blood, according to results of a 304-...
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If an HIV test was done using a chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA), does it mean it screens for HIV 2 and/or is a 4th generation test?

If an HIV test was done using a chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA): does it mean that it screened for HIV 2 and/or is a 4th generation test? On http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/bugdrug/...
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COVID-19 vs HIV

The way countries and people fighting COVID-19 these days is by quarantine so no one get infected and stop spreading the virus. This method slow down the spread of the virus We know that COVID-19 is ...
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Why HIV Dna PCR is done for children born to HIV + mothers and not RNA PCR

I am curious to know why my text emphasize that diagnostic test of choice as gold standard is HIV RNA PCR, but in children of age 6 weeks of age HIV DNA PCR is done instead. what I think is that it ...
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How much HIV is required to infect?

How much HIV can the body naturally extinguish altogether? Of course, there must be a point at which the body 'allows' HIV to come and then be removed.. I mean, if there is a single molecule / piece ...
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How can someone that is HIV positive not be contagious?

According to https://www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se/nyheter-och-press/nyhetsarkiv/2019/juni/ingen-risk-for-hiv-via-samlag-om-behandlingen-ar-valinstalld/ (In Swedish but I assume there are similar ...
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Risk of HIV transmission during blood test?

If I as an healthy individual get my blood work done for preventative reasons (health checkup etc...) at mass testing labs (Labcorp) or smaller local internal medicine practices - what are the chances ...
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Can HIV patients get further infected by their own blood?

A person without HIV can get infected with HIV by, blood already infected with the virus entering into their body (for example). Can HIV patients get further infected by the for example ingestion of ...
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Why is it not possible to get HIV by touching a contaminated surface?

I was wondering if one could get HIV from basically touching a surface which has had viral DNA extract, serum, or blood on it; and then touching their (bleeding) pimple or acne, or any other open area ...
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How promising is the engineered bs-bnAb as an HIV-1 therapeutic intervention?

I founded alot of sites talk about this news a research team from Hong Kong university invents universal antibody drug for hiv-1 and they tested that in mice news source. Basically, they propose an ...
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Why is HIV singled out from other STIs?

If HIV is an STI, then why is HIV often listed separately? Examples: HIV & Sexually Transmitted Infections Fact sheet STDs and HIV – CDC Fact Sheet What You Need To Know About the Links Between ...
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How can there be a level of HIV viral load that will make infecting others impossible?

I just read about a court case where someone was acquitted for "being dangerous to the surrounding" by having unprotected sex when diagnosed with HIV. The reasoning was that since this person was ...
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What is the risk of HIV infection via insertive fellatio?

The insertive fellatio, i.e. getting a blow job, is considered a very low risk exposure, perhaps a mere theoretical risk, for HIV infection. Can someone come up with published clinical evidence on ...
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What's with anal sex and HIV?

There always seem to be much vaguely stated health reading material about anal intercourse increasing the risk of the transfer of HIV/AIDS, but it never reads precisely; so my question is: does ...
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Eradicating HIV

If HIV is spread by intercourse, then it is completely under our control if diagnosed people just don't have sex. Why is that so hard? We could soon eradicate the disease from at least the developed ...
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Why don't leave HIV infected people in aseptic environment until they're cured?

Sorry if the question is silly, but this is something that has been around my head for years: As far as I know, the HIVirus feeds itself out of the inmune cells (from Wikipedia, emphasis mine): ...
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What are some better alternatives to HIV antibody test?

I've been having HIV symptoms for more than 4-5 months, I reran the antibody test for five times it all became negative, the doctor said that you didn't have to worry about HIV anymore as all the ...
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How can I detect condom failure? [closed]

I use condom to prevent the transmission of HIV in anal sex. How can I know if the condom is broken before or during the sex? What's the feeling when the condom breaks during the sex? If there are ...
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Contagiousness of lip herpes in the work environment?

I just started working in a chemistry lab and found out on my first day that someone in the same lab as I am has lip herpes. I am a habitual nailbiter, and while this would be a great opportunity to ...
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Which infectious diseases only require a one-off intervention for treatment, cure or prevention?

I am writing an article about vertical vs. horizontal health programmes. I read that vertical programmes (health care programmes that aim to combat specific diseases) are more suited for diseases that ...
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How many mL of blood is typically drawn for a HIV blood test?

I hope this isn't too broad or unanswerable a question but I'm wondering how many mL of blood serum are typically drawn out for a blood test for HIV. What's the minimum that's typically required?
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Was "patient zero" a concept used in epidemiology before 1980s HIV investigation?

This question may possibly be a fit for English Language or History stackexchange. Recently it was widely reported in the media about the results of new genetic testing of early HIV samples. The ...
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Could we cure HIV through transplantation of white blood cells resistant to HIV?

So, I came across following website (http://www.delta-32.com/ccr5-delta32.html) talking about these 1% of the population being resistant to HIV. According to this website The virus HIV normally ...
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What are the real chances of HIV transmission? [closed]

I am really confused about this matter. I've heard a lot of versions from doctors and on internet. To be more specific: A pathologist that claimed to have worked with HIV positive patients for 10 ...
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Is bottled green tea just as beneficial as loose leaf green tea from tea shops?

There's a tasty and cheap, cold bottle of green tea that I've been buying daily for 2.75 per bottle. Most grocery stores sell it. It is unsweetened, supposedly made from loose leaf tea and has ...
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How does HIV infect people?

If a person had sex with multiple people and none of them were infected with HIV, would it cause the generation of HIV in his/her body? Does sex with multiple partners lead to the generation of HIV? ...
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How do you get infected with HIV?

If someone has unprotected sex with a woman who had other sexual partners before will that cause HIV?
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What is really the cause of HIV? [closed]

I have tried reading about the cause of HIV on the Internet, but everywhere I look tends to state that things like unprotected sex and bad blood transfusions are causes. Instead I view those as ways ...
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Are all types of HIV detected in routine blood tests?

There are two main types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. The more common type HIV-1 has several groups and subtypes [1]. Do all of these show up on routine HIV blood tests?
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What happens to HIV once it completely destroys the immune system?

Today, in my high school health class we were learning about HIV and AIDS, and I was wondering what would happen to HIV if it killed off all of the cells that it uses to reproduce. For example, ...