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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...to other fact sheets for more details on specific topics. Sexual Activity You can avoid any risk of HIV if you practice abstinence (not having sex). You also won't get infected if your penis, mouth, vagina or rectum doesn't touch anyone else's penis, mouth, vagina, or rectum. Safe activities include kissing, erotic massage, masturbation or hand jobs (mutual masturbation). There are no documented cases of HIV transmission through wet...
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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
...This is a good question although there aren't 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 Read more »

anal scratching - donation on the way

Dr Bob,I recently developed an annoying anal itch that won't go away. Everytime I go to bed, it starts to itch. One day I found out that one of my co workers was HIV positive and that I might have touched her blood the day her nose wouldn't stop...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the body.As for your anal itch, I'd suggest you see a dermatologist. There are a number of possible causes ranging from dry skin to a fungal infection to crabs to hemorrhoids. Treatment is readily available once the cause is diagnosed. So stop... Read more »

Absolutely Stupid Father and Husband (SALIVA, SWEAT, URINE) (WATERSPORTS)(HIV BASICS)

Dr. Frascino, thank you for all you do. I have a question and I am hoping that you will answer. I had protected oral receptive sex with an HIV+ friend. I am male. To my knowledge the rubber stayed intact but my worry is of the following. I had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...shared some food with a person I had only know for a day. Secondly, thus may be a silly question, but can HIV be transmitted by touching a steering wheel (hands get sweaty) then touching your willy? Thanks a lot! Response from Dr. Frascino Hello,... 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
...Hi. Thank you for your questions.HIV is NOT transmitted through any form of casual contact, including gettinga haircut, working in a kitchen, using bathrooms etc. Read more »
Articles
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

...researchers, male circumcision eliminates the cells most vulnerable to HIV. In addition, a circumcised penis develops thicker skin that is resistant to HIV infection. The Uganda study found 43 cases of HIV among the uncircumcised men, compared... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Daily Oral Antiretroviral Reduces HIV Infection Risk in MSM by 44%, Study Finds

... A study that included nearly 2,500 HIV-negative men and transgender women who have sex with men has shown that a daily dose of Truvada, a pill containing the AIDS drugs 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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A question about risk of infection

Posted by jack949, 2 Replies
Hello, this must sound so stupid it's embarrassing already, but yesterday I was masturbating a woman for about 10 minutes, and after that, without washing my hands I went to have a pee. Now I read on the internet that the head of the penis is where... Read more »

Am I at high risk for infection?

Posted by talktal, 2 Replies
...said he was tested negative 3 months ago, and did not ejaculate during the intercourse. Am I still at high risk to contratc hiv since it was a transsexual sex worker? Read more »

hiv infection risk PLEASE help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...ok a few hours ago i had a bleeding bit at the skin on the bottomcorner of my index finger so i went and got a bandaid. i had just washed the cut and tryed to put the bandaid over 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 »