Newsletter

Stay up to date on all things Doctorpedia! Sign up and we’ll send you the latest updates, new websites, developments, and more.

HIV – Contagious Times

HIV – Contagious Times

HIV – Contagious Times
Transcript

Individuals who are infected with HIV are most contagious (able to pass it onto other individuals) early on in the disease, either before they've been diagnosed with HIV or even have any symptoms whatsoever because in their blood, they have high viral counts that can be passed on to a sexual partner or someone sharing needles with them. Then after about 6 months or so, their virus goes down in amount and is almost impossible to culture until the end product (which would be Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - people who aren't taking medications) - in the terminal phases of this illness, they are also very contagious then.

Share this post on your profile with a comment of your own:

Successfully Shared!

View on my Profile

Send this to a friend