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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...
Ask the Experts

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
...Hi. Thank you for your questions.HIV is NOT transmitted through any form of casual contact, including gettinga haircut, working in a kitchen, using bathrooms etc. Let me review with youhow HIV is, and is not, transmitted.Blood, Read more »

Can a child contact HIV from a carrier who's "dads friend"? (CASUAL CONTACT, HIV BASICS)

My daughters (5) and her father, is in a relationship with a girl who is a HIV Carrier on medication. Can the virus be given to my child? I want to make sure to protect her from getting it.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sexually transmitted infections? How can I avoid acquiring HIV from a contaminated syringe? Are some people at greater risk of HIV infection than others? Are women especially vulnerable to HIV? Are young people at significant risk of HIV... Read more »

AIDS AND MARIJUANA

IS IT SAFE TO SMOKE A PIPE WITH SOMEONE WHO IS INFECTED WITH THE AIDS VIRUS?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...of casual contact (including sharingpipes). It is also not transmitted through saliva alone. So in this sense,you are not at risk of infection. Where the risk does exist, is the fact that you were smoking marijuana. Ifyou use any drug that... Read more »

Risks for children

I would like to know if there are risks for children when playing with adults infected by HIV. During play, children and adults may get bruised and then get in contact with blood. It is often the case that children mend bruises by licking them, and...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...the mouth, anus, vagina, penis) or the person's bloodstream. Infected blood coming into contact with the mouth does pose a risk for infection. Infection occurs through sexual contact, sharing injection needles, mother to infant, and in less... 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

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 »

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 »

You scared...READ THIS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...fulfilled. Understanding these conditions gives a better understanding of how HIV is transmitted: Firstly there must be a source of HIV infection. HIV exists in certain bodily fluids of persons infected with HIV. These include blood, semen,... Read more »