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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...or tears. However, even small amounts of blood in your mouth might transmit HIV during kissing or oral sex. Blood can come from flossing your teeth, or from sores caused by gum disease, or by eating very hot or sharp, pointed food. To infect someone, the virus has to get past the body's defenses. These include skin and saliva. If your skin is not broken or cut, it protects you against infection from blood or sexual fluids. Saliva can help...
Ask the Experts

HIV and HCV raises infection risk??

if i used condoms for both oral and vaginal sex and partner had both hep c and HIV are the odds of contracting both at same time higher than e.g. those of getting HIV alone?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...very good data on this topic. Some information suggests that HIV infected patients have higher levels of HCV virus in their blood. However, it is not clear that this translates into a higher chance of transmitting HCV to others. There is any good... Read more »

Risk of infection (CUNNILINGUS, 2010)

Hi dock, I am a 20 year old male from Brazil. I am very worried for years now about being hiv+. Back in 2006, november, I made oral sex in a girl, for a about a minute. I might have brushed my teeths before it. Last year, april(2.5 years after the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sore in my mouth that popped a day or so before the episode. I also vomitted a couple of hours before from eating some horrible food. As you can tell this was a great night for me. Does any of this constitute having abrasions or cuts in my mouth.... Read more »

IV risk of infection in a remote African hospital

Hi Dr. Bob: My wife has been in Tanzania/Kenya helping out a several children's homes (orphanages) over the last month. While there she contracted malaria (she was taking Malarone but got Malaria still). She had to be hospitalized in a remote part...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Mark,A three-month HIV-antibody test would provide a definitive result. Latex condoms can be used for penetrative sex during the three-month window Read more »

HIV Infection Risks??

Please comment on some issues that I am concerned about. What is the risk ofHIV infection thru getting a hair cut? If it exists, what would be expected level of preventativepractices for hair care workers? What is the risk of infection thru eating...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...including gettinga haircut, working in a kitchen, using bathrooms etc. Let me review with youhow HIV is, and is not, transmitted.Blood, pre-cum, semen, vaginal secretions, and breastmilk all contain highconcentrations of HIV, and all have been... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS 2010: Study Finds Microbicide Containing HIV Drug Lowers Infection Risk in Women By 39%

...need should be able to move forward with using new HIV/AIDS medicines without having to wait for regulators such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to license them. ... He also said he could see no reason why ... PEPFAR, would not be free... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision Reduces Men's HIV Infection Risk by 65%, Data Re-Evaluation Says

... Routine male circumcision could reduce a man's risk of HIV infection through heterosexual sex by 65%, according to final data from two NIH -funded studies conducted in Kenya and Uganda Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in the United States: Impact on Lifetime Infection Risk, Clinical Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness

...to identify critical input parameters. In a cohort with a mean age of 34 years, the results showed PrEP reduced lifetime HIV infection risk from 44 percent to 25 percent and increased mean life expectancy from 39.9 to 40.7 years (21.7 to 22.2... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Older People Face Greater HIV Infection Risks: Study

... Physicians are failing to diagnose HIV infection among older patients, even as many people over age 50 enjoy extended sex lives thanks to erectile dysfunction drugs, Read more »
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...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick Read more »

Crazy Infection Risk!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...He had cut his finger at the time while slicing a tomato for the sandwich. Is it in anyway possible that a small amount of blood may have gotten onto my sandwich, I ate it almost immediately after it was prepared. And if so, could this be the... Read more »

hiv infection risk PLEASE help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the cut and tryed to put the bandaid over it the first time but didnt manage. i then looked again and there was a tiny spot of blood on it. i didnt think anything of it and then tried to put it on again. then i realised that it could have been... Read more »

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Posted by nightsunami, 7 Replies
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