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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...infected by drinking an infected woman's breast milk. Fact Sheet 611 has more information on pregnancy. How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? Unless you are 100% sure that you and the people you are with do not have HIV infection, you should take steps to prevent getting infected. People recently infected (within the past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In...
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Using Lube from Anus and HIV

Hello -I need some advice. I was the insertive anal partner with a guy who I do not know his HIV status. We had protective sex, however, I my concern comes from the lube I used on my penis prior to putting on the condom. My partner was already lubed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'm glad your question finally found its way to the proper forum.You used secondhand lube from your bottom boy's butt to coat your penis prior to putting a condom on??? Hmm . . . definitely not a wise move! If your partner is HIV infected, you... 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
...access toyour bloodstream in order to infect you. Activities where this can happeninclude vaginal intercourse (both partners), anal intercourse (bothpartners), giving oral sex, sharing needles (IV, tattoo etc), and rarelythrough receiving a... Read more »

Transmission.

Hi, you say that there are no documented cases of HIV infection occuring through 'low-risk activities like mutual masturbation/ fingering etc.My question is; how can you isolate the transmission route, if people are engaging in a lot of different...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...transmission of HIV to a particular route in any given person, investigators will select the route that represents the most significant risk for infection. For example, in the absence of more specific information, if an HIV infected person... Read more »

Fingering and a 14 hour abrasion

Here is the situation. I tore a piece of skin off my thumb early in the morning (near the bottom of my nail). I'm not sure, but maybe the whole epidermis. There was some bleeding which stopped after I applied some pressure with a tissue paper...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...You are at risk for infection when HIV infected fluids come into contact with your mucous membranes or bloodstream. Whether or not those requirements were Read more »
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Does Pregnancy Pose an HIV Infection Risk for Men?

... Previous studies have demonstrated that pregnant women are at greater risk of HIV infection. However, a new study, presented at the International Microbicides Conference in Pittsburgh in May seems to demonstrate that Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

... Routine male circumcision could reduce a man's risk of HIV infection through heterosexual sex by 65%, according to final data from two NIH -funded studies conducted in Kenya and Uganda published Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...Truvada or a placebo pill, according to a NIAID-NIH press release . Over an average of 14 months, participants received monthly HIV infection evaluations. "In addition, all participants were routinely counseled about safe sex practices and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Older People Face Greater HIV Infection Risks: Study

... Physicians are failing to diagnose HIV infection among older patients, even as many people over age 50 enjoy extended sex lives thanks to erectile dysfunction drugs, the World Read more »
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Possible HIV transmission/infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
... 2. In relation to Q1, are sore throats and feeling feverish coupled with runny nose and tiredness a sign of Acute Primary HIV infection. I'm having these illness since 10 ~ 15 May 99, which is about 3 weeks after the "EXPOSURE"? 3. Can a... Read more »

Is this a HUGE risk for HIV infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Receptive anal intercourse that consisted of a couple of entries in and out and without ejacuation? Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

Advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to catch the HIV virus from your fingers/penis coming into contact with vaginal fluid whilst removing a condom? Say if you had small cuts on your fingers like you would get if you bit your nails? or if the fluid came into contact with... Read more »