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Acute HIV Infection

...350 and a viral load under 20,000, even if they don't take ART, has about a 50/50 chance of staying healthy for 6 to 9 years. At first, researchers believed that early treatment might allow a patient to stop taking ART after a period of controlling HIV. However, newer reports indicate that this is probably not true. The Bottom Line It's not easy to identify people with acute HIV infection. Some people have no symptoms. If they have...
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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
...notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. The only way to determine HIV status is to get an HIV test. Period.Your risk cunnilingus carries only a negligible risk for HIV transmission. (See below.)My advice is to get a... Read more »

Performing oral sex and menstruation

Hi, thanks for your column... I gave oral sex to a woman and then we had protected vaginal sex. It turned out that she had her period just after we finished. The condom was unbroken and there was no blood there, and I did not taste anything like...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...increased, menstrual blood would have to come into contact with your mouth.It is also important to take into account your partner's risk for infection with HIV. If she is not infected, there is no risk of transmission.RMK 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 »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex Before Circumcision Wounds Are Healed Could Increase Female Partners' Infection Risk, Study Says

...face us." Wawer added that the study shows that "the need for extreme precaution and abstinence from sex in the post-procedure period cannot be overemphasized" ( Washington Post , 3/7). Jennifer Kates, HIV policy director and a vice president at... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

... A microbicide gel containing Gilead's HIV drug tenofovir used by women before and after sex has been shown to reduce their risk of HIV infection by nearly 40%, according Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...never went to clinics to undergo circumcisions, and some men in the control groups had private circumcisions before the study period ended. While re-evaluating the data, the researchers excluded a few men whose HIV status was misdiagnosed during... 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 »
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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
anybody here infected by oral sex? i Read more »

Risk of Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...the 16th - 20th. No obvious rash - no obvious swellings - albeit an itchy jawline. What is my risk of being infected with HIV? Should I be tested? Please answer - since then I have been really stressed and afraid. Read more »

Divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...very careless person. He does not cover up cuts and stuff. But beyond cuts, I am afraid of saliva, tears, urine and feces and blood. I mean what if he leaves something on the toilet seat and they sit in it? I know they say these fluids most... Read more »