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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/BROKEN CONDOM

I recently had PROTECTED sex with another male. I was on the receiving end and prior to sexual intercourse, I asked him his status. He told me he didn't have any diseases. In the middle of intercourse, the condom broke, I'm not sure which part...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Receptive anal intercourse is the most risky behavior there is for transmission of HIV infection. The risk without a condom being used may be as high as 3% (if your partner was infected)...If the condom broke at any stage Read more »

HIV and HCV raises infection risk??

if i used condoms for both oral and vaginal sex and partner had both hep c and HIV are the odds of contracting both at same time higher than e.g. those of getting HIV alone?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
This is a good question although there aren't very good data on this topic. Some information suggests that HIV infected patients have higher levels of HCV virus in their blood. However, it is not clear that this translates into a higher chance of... Read more »

Viral laod and CD4 levels

My friends viral load is undetectable and his CD4 levels are about 600, could you please explain what this means to me and the risks of contracting HIV through intercourse.
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...When someone has an undetectable viral load, then they are at lower risk of transmitting HIV infection. But there still is a risk. You need to use condoms to protect yourself from HIV infection if you plan to have intercourse with Read more »

Is unprotected sex ok if partner has HIV infection?

My wife was diagnosed a little over a year ago and we have continued to have sex regularly. Several times unprotected. I was speaking with a nurse at the doctors office and he said I needed to not have intercourse with her anymore. I want to know...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...The risk of unprotected sex is acquisition of HIV infection. Consistent use of condoms during intercourse is a proven way to prevent transmission of HIV and this is normally the way that Read more »
Articles
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pope Says Condoms Are Justified in Some Cases to Prevent HIV Infection

...writes (11/21). "In the case of a male prostitute, says Benedict [in the interview], using a condom to reduce the risk of HIV infection 'can be a first step in the direction of moralisation, a first assumption of responsibility, on the way... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...Please see Fact Sheet 611 for more information on pregnancy and HIV. What Do Women Need to Know? Women are at risk for HIV infection. Many women think AIDS is a disease of gay men. But women get HIV from heterosexual sex and from... Read more »
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Risks of HIV Infection

Posted by chrisenquist, 2 Replies
...protected sex with a sex worker at Thailand. I used condoms but I have few doubts on the condom usage with regards to Risks of HIV Infection 1st: What are the risks of infection if the condom slips off during withdrawl 2nd: I still remember the... Read more »

Risk of Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi, I am really worried about stuff. A few months ago I had sex with a prostitute (I used a condom) and about thirty days later I had some symptoms. These were profuse runny nose, sore throat, phlegmy cough and fatigue. I also Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...Bush is not in touch with what works and what doesn't. He fails to understand the importance of promoting condom use to prevent HIV infections from occurring. Condoms have been used successfully to prevent HIV infections from the time, when HIV... Read more »

RISK HELP!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I had protected anal sex for about 2 min. with no ejaculation. After that I masterbated him and did get cum on my hand. I don't have any cuts and washed it of in about a min. Am I at risk for HIV or anything? Thanks Read more »