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Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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Does Oral Sex between two HIV negative individuals Leads to HIV Infection?

Greetings Sir, I had this question in my mind the day i had oral sex with my partner. Is it possible that if a couples is HIV negative and if they indulge in oral sex then are there any chances to build up HIV infection?for example the female...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Thanks for writing in. If neither partner has HIV, then no transmission can occur. It does not matter what the sex act is (oral, vaginal, anal). One partner MUST have HIV for there to be the chance of transmission of the virus to an... Read more »
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
HIV does not always cause oral problems, but research has shown that up to 90% of those infected will present with at least one oral manifestation during the course of their infection.DR... Read more »

Oral chlamydia infection - risk of HIV

I was diagnosed with with urethritis caused by chlamydia from receiving oral sex - there is no doubt that this was the cause as I have had no other sex. Your posts say this is very unlikley but in my case happened for sure.The giver also had HIV - I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Probably not. The reason for the negligible risk associated to receiving oral sex is that there is little to no infectious HIV in the saliva of HIV infected people. See <a... Read more »

I'm infected with HIV & I was performing only unprotected oral sex

Hello everybody,it won't be a question just a warning - please don't trust anyone saying that oral sex is a very low risk behaviour. I know I'm infected by HIV (my 4 weekes result was negative, but I got chlamydia pneumoniae, thrush...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Here we go again. You "know" you're HIV-infected, but you have a negative HIV test.Let's review this one more time for the slow learners in the group, OK? There are a number of STD's that can be contracted quite easily... Read more »
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HIV Infection Through Oral Sex

Posted by MattD, 2 Replies
Hey all,

I'm looking to get some information on HIV transmission through oral sex (I performed oral sex). Over the last few months I've had unprotected oral sex with several partners. From what they have told me they are HIV-, but I'm concerned that... Read more »

RECENT STUDY ORAL SEX & HIV INFECTION

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
"UTMB Study Explains Why Oral Sex Unsafe in Age of HIV"
Houston Chronicle Online (02/03/00); Hopper, Leigh
New research from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston shows the reason why oral sex is unsafe as a way to avoid HIV.... Read more »

Did I get HIV infected orally?

Posted by timothytibo, 1 Reply
About one and a half ago I had a sexual encounter with a sex worker. I kissed her lips (no tongue), licked her breasts, licked her outer vagina (vulva) which was dry no fluids then inserted my finger for a brief moment (no cuts or bruises were on my... Read more »

Possible HIV infection?

Posted by nicole1992, 5 Replies
I had unprotected oral sex on February 9th and I've been worrying myself sick of the risk of possible HIV infection. I know the risks of HIV infection from oral sex is low, but I have some dental issues, like cavities (and a tooth that needs to be... Read more »