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AIDS InfoNet

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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Bitten at work

My colleague at work was bitten by a patient who is HIV positive, obviously this has concerned her. What is the likelihood of her contracting the virus, bearing in mind the bite broke the skin?
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...There has been at least one case report of HIV infection being transmitted by a bite, but the overall risk of infection from a bite is unknown. HIV can be detected in the saliva of some Read more »

biting question Pls answer!!!!!

Dear RyanI was biten around my nipples (skin removed slight bleeding)during the body massage session in Thailand. Considering that the female sex workers are in high risk category what is my chance of being infected(Hiv)from this event pls answer...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...The person who is doing the biting is clearly at more risk for infection than the person being bitten. The person doing the biting may come into contact with infected blood, which is highly infectious, Read more »

Risks of biting and getting bitten

Is HIV passed by biting? I've heard that a man got infected after being bitten his lip. What about bleeding scar on skin as a result of bite?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...had a direct route to the man's bloodstream (when his skin got broken by the bite). This was a very unusual case. If someone bites you, but they do not break the skin, then there would not be a significant chance of infection, even if they had... Read more »

Love Bites and HIV

Hi. Can you tell me the risks of transmission of HIV via love bites? Without biting through the skin, could love bites created by sucking the skin with the lips cause any transmission?thanks
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...The person who is doing the biting is clearly at more risk for infection than the person being bitten. The person doing the biting may come into contact with infected blood, which is highly infectious, Read more »
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The Body

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

HIV and Its Transmission

...pattern of reported AIDS cases would be much different from what has been observed. For example, if mosquitoes could transmit HIV infection, many more young children and preadolescents would have been diagnosed with AIDS. All reported cases... Read more »
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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 it the first time but didnt manage. i then looked again and there... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...PREVENTION Because no vaccine for HIV is available, the only way to prevent infection by the virus is to avoid behaviors that put you at risk of infection, such as sharing needles and having unprotected sex. Many people infected with HIV have no... Read more »

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Posted by nightsunami, 7 Replies
anybody here infected by oral sex? i Read more »

Response to "a few questions"

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...legitimate questions because of a few people who cannot accept your advice, or haven't even taken the time to learn the basics of HIV infection. My question was valid, and if anyone could still share their thoughts it would be highly... Read more »