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Superinfection risk higher than imagined

Positive Living article • co-infectiousdiseases.com • 8 June 2012
HIV prevention

The risk of becoming superinfected (contracting another strain[HIV strain] Any subgroup of the HIV species. Because HIV mutates very easily, there are many different strains (and may be multiple strains within a single person). of hiv to the one you have already) may be as high in the community as the risk of contracting hiv, according to a paper released in february.

Superinfection can be difficult to detect, claim the writers, and is undoubtedly underdiagnosed.

However, many superinfections are unlikely to be clinically relevant. read more »

Reinfection (superinfection) with HIV

From Antiviral treatments • 12 August 2009

Reinfection, or ‘superinfection’ as it is sometimes known, means someone contracting a new or secondary infection from a virusA small infective organism which is incapable of reproducing outside a host cell. with which they have already been infected. In some viral diseases such as measles or mumps, reinfection does not occur because the original infection creates immunity. read more »

It does get in: The basics of HIV transmission

Positive Living article • Paul Kidd • 13 October 2005

If we take the time to understand how HIV is – and isn’t – transmitted, we are that much better armed to protect our partners. This issue's Backgrounder explains the ins and outs of HIV transmission. read more »

Superinfection warning

Positive Living article • Paul Kidd • 15 February 2004
Gay and bisexual men

The rate of superinfection — re-infection of an HIV-positive person with a second strain[HIV strain] Any subgroup of the HIV species. Because HIV mutates very easily, there are many different strains (and may be multiple strains within a single person). of the virusA small infective organism which is incapable of reproducing outside a host cell. — appears to be higher than previously thought, at least among gay men not on treatment. read more »

What's your problem?

Positive Living article • Dr Nick Medland • 15 February 2004

Our resident medico, Dr Nick Medland, answers reader’s letters about superinfection, chlamydia and peripheral neuropathy. read more »

News and treatments briefs

Positive Living article • Paul Kidd • 1 June 2003
Treating HIV

HIV-related news in brief from the June-July 2003 edition of Positive Livingread more »

Superinfection

Positive Living article • Paul Kidd • 1 April 2003

The possibility of multiple infections with different strains of HIV has worried positive people and researchers for many years, but convincing proof of superinfection has been notoriously hard to come by. read more »

Reinfection and other poz/poz sexual health issues

From • 1 July 2002

When two positive men get together the question of whether to remove condoms from the scene will often arise. Many positive men do not use condoms with other positive partners. Following is a review of some issues to consider and how to minimise risks. read more »

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