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Male Virus Levels Significant In Spread Of HIV To Women

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March 13, 2002
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Higher HIV levels among men significantly increase the likelihood they will spread the virus that causes AIDS to their female sex partners, according to research conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study, which appears in the March 2002 edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS), found that with every 10 fold increase in the HIV viral load the likelihood of transmission increased 81 percent. The study is also the first to document this trend among people infected with HIV subtype E, which is closely associated with heterosexual transmission of the disease and is a common strain in Thailand and other parts of Asia.

Higher HIV levels among men significantly increase the likelihood they will spread the virus that causes AIDS to their female sex partners, according to research conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study, which appears in the March 2002 edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS), found that with every 10 fold increase in the HIV viral load the likelihood of transmission increased 81 percent. The study is also the first to document this trend among people infected with HIV subtype E, which is closely associated with heterosexual transmission of the disease and is a common strain in Thailand and other parts of Asia.


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