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HIV - AIDS Transmission

Hi, my mom is infected by HIV, i help her appllying pain releif ointment on her back bone, i see the blood scratches on her body.. is there any chance that it is transmitted to me. Please help i am in big delima....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm very pleased you are helping your mom. You can care for her without worry of acquiring HIV by following some very basic precautions. (See below.) Give your mom a big hug from me, OK?Dr. BobWhat You Need to Know About HIV and AIDSIf... Read more »

HIV/AIDS transmission

Are there any documented cases of AIDS being transmitted from a woman to aman during sexual... Read more »

Possible HIV/AIDS transmission?

Hi Dr. SouthallYesterday, I gave a homeless man a cigarette but he touched my hand. I immediately... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNAIDS Report Highlights Increased Risk of HIV/AIDS Transmission in Haiti

UNAIDS "is calling for action to prevent the spread of the AIDS virus in earthquake-stricken Haiti. A study [.pdf] by UNAIDS warns of a substantial risk of the spread of the deadly virus in overcrowded camps for Haitian survivors of the disaster,"... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UNAIDS Head Says Nigeria Has Ability to Stop Mother-to-Child HIV/AIDS Transmission

In Abuja on Thursday, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe said he believes Nigeria can end mother-to-child HIV transmission by 2015. "I want you to continue to advocate for Nigeria and Africa and through the governors' wives to prevent HIV in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Governments in Tanzania, Swaziland Offer Male Circumcision Drives in Effort to Reduce HIV/AIDS Transmission

IRIN/ PlusNews reports on a program underway in Tanzania that's offering men ages 10-34 circumcisions free-of-chargeĀ in an effort to drive down HIV/AIDS transmission. The program, which is receiving support from the U.S., "aims to reach 2.8... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

United States to Grant $7 Million to Curb Mother-to-Child HIV/AIDS Transmission in Ethiopia

The United States yesterday announced that it will give $7 million to fight mother-to-child HIV transmission in Ethiopia as part of the Bush administration's effort to prevent vertical transmission in developing countries, Reuters reports (... Read more »
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HIV transmission question

Posted by smr, 1 Reply
I posted this earlier and it seems to have disappeared - forgive me if I'm overlooking something and making a duplicate posting. I am just wondering if anyone out there has personal knowledge of an HIV-positive woman who's viral load is... Read more »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
Before you worry your head off about HIV, please make sure you understand some basics to see if you if you were at risk.
What is HIV?
How is HIV transmitted? Read more »

Hiv transmission through contact of vaginal fluid with an open wound?

Posted by neibet, 1 Reply
What is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »

Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello.
I just felt compelled to share an experience regarding potential HIV expousure through a tiny skin abrasion on the penis. In a trip abroad last year, I topped for a man of unknown status. I wore a condom, but after ejaculation I noticed that... Read more »