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Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

Table of Contents Introduction Older Women: An Overlooked Group What to Do? Older Women Living With HIV Introduction In the US, HIV began mostly as a disease of young men. Today, however, theepidemic affects both women and men of all ages, including older women (age 50and over). While 50 may not seem "old," it is often the age currently used byorganizations that keep track of health-related statistics (e.g., the US Centersfor...
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HIV/STD risk "Transmission through biting"

I was having sex when I was bitten by my partner. It barely drew blood but it got me worried that they may be some risk of exposure to HIV/other STD's. Do I need to follow this up in your opinion.Thanks...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the question,Doesn't sound like there was risk from the biting part of your sex. For HIV at least, we need HIV positive body fluid to come out of one person and go directly/immediately into the body of another person. For one, it... Read more »

HIV INFECTED PERSON BODY REACTION TO MOSQUITO BITE

HIPLZ EASE MY MIND COZ I M ON THE VERGE OF RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME FROM FEAR OF BEIN POSITIVE.I AM FEMALE, HAVE HAD UNPROTECTED ANAL SEX BUT WITHOUT EJACULATION WITH UNKNOWN STATUS GUY.2 QUESTIONS AND I BEG U TO ANSWER ME COZ THERE S NO ONE ELSE ON...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The per episode probability risk of HIV transmission for receptive penile-anal sex is estimated to be between 0.1% and 3%, if you know your partner is confirmed to be HIV-positive. In your case, these risk estimates would be lower, primarily... Read more »

Risk of HIV+ Vet Assistant transmitting to coworkers through animal scratches/bites?

We have an HIV+ Vet Assistant who is very prone to getting scratched and bit. If an animal scratches him and then immediately scratches me, is that similar to needle transmission? Are the owners at risk, and for how long? There is really no way...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
No, it's nothing like needle transmission, and no, the owners are not at risk. You have no reason to worry about HIV transmission via an animal. No monkeys, no mosquitoes, and no animal scratches transmit HIV. To put your mind at ease, wash out... 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
Hi. Thank you for your question. The risks of HIV transmission through biting depends upon if you are getting bitten, or if you are the one doing the biting.The risks of getting bitten by someone else:Realistically speaking, this is extremely low... Read more »
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HIV from biting

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, I have a question. Am I at risk from biting someone? It was just a playful bite, not hard or vicious, but I accidentally bit a little too hard and a drop or two of blood oozed out. Could a few remnants of blood remained on my teeth and infected... Read more »

Love Bites and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can sucking on skin to produce Love Bites transmit HIV? Can the skin break by merely sucking hard on them?



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Biting and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ok... I know the sensible thing to do if you have any concerns about HIV is to get tested but I am not sure if I am over reacting or if I have cause for concern... I was kissing a guy whos HIV status I am unaware of and I bit his lip and I believe a... Read more »

Human Bite and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I had a bizzare experience. On September 15, 2004, I met a girl for the first time. We were having some conversation inside my car. All of a sudden she licked me a couple of times on my neck and bit me pretty hard on my right arm and made a pink... Read more »