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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Asian Tsunami Has Raised AIDS Risk -- United Nations

The Dec. 26 Indian Ocean tsunami has increased the risk of HIV/AIDS in an area already vulnerable to the disease, UNAIDS officials said Monday at the 7th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific in Kobe, Japan. One in four new HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Risk for Latinas Climbs Still

While the number of new US AIDS cases has been declining since the mid-1990s, the proportion of new cases that occur among Latino women is rising. Their risk is significantly higher than that of white women, though much lower than that of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Shows Circumcision May Reduce AIDS Risk

On Tuesday at the 3rd International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment, researchers reported that circumcising men can help protect them from contracting HIV. The study is the first that used the procedure specifically to... Read more »
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Aids risk when working with a CBI

Hi, I am a Nurse working at a hospital in Montreal and I find myself worrying alot about an episode when I was emptying a pt's complete bladder irrigation bag and a drop of the bloody fluid contents flew in my eye. Should I be worried about...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Bloody fluid in direct contact with the eye is worth following up. Please contact the infection control person at your hospital immediately and get advice about follow-up. I am not qualified to do a post-exposure analysis, but that person is.... Read more »

Aids risks

I have heard from a stall, people having sex at disco. I couldn't help but wonder how many times in the past this may have happened. I have used the bathroom many times.This is my question, supposing someone who had sex, was infected with...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
HIV is not transmitted by casual contact, such as touching a faucet, door handle or sharing a bathroom. It requires intimate contact like sex or sharing a used needle with someone who has HIV.... Read more »

AIDS risk with heroin addicted brother

Hi there,My brother has been a heroin adict for the past 7 years and things are looking very bad these days, he is verry thin and alway has sores over his body (probably from the needles etc from injecting himself all these years, but anyway he...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There's no risk for HIV from this situation, we can say that right off the bat. You may be more curious about Hepatitis B and C which can be transmitted through dry blood. Typically, we recommend not sharing... Read more »

Aids risk in strip club, please help

I went to a strip club 1 month ago and took a long lap dance - about 2 hours. During lap dance, there are too much rubbing, where I was always wearing my underwear and she had her g-string. Time to time, I kiss her ass shortly by spreading hips. I...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThere is no way to acquire HIV from a lap dance. HIV can not be transmitted through clothing. I must say a two hour lap dance is quite a dance, but again no risk of transmission. I have never heard of a strip bar requiring their dancers to wear a... Read more »
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Calculator for risk of HIV related Aids or Death

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LowRisk Sex with the HighRisk and salivary glands

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have had a swollen gland in the right side of my neck, under my jaw for about FIVE months. It is not tender, and flucuates in size. The GP thought it was a submandibular lymph node; however, the ENT believes it to be my submandibular salivary... Read more »

Question about "high risk groups"

Posted by Anonymous
I have a question for all of you. i've been doing some studying on HIV/AIDS and almost all the literature talks about the risks associated with certain practices, and they almost always say things like "the chances of acquiring hiv are higher if you... Read more »

HIV risk from a hickey

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

Can I get HIV from getting a hickey? Thanks. Read more »