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...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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Dr Frascino,I have searched the forums time and time again but I have never found an exact match to my question. I really need to put my mind a rest. Thanks for the great advice on the site, I'm looking into donating.After a mutual masturbation...
...HIV-tainted baby batter into your urethra (pee hole) while burping the nephew. The chance of this really happening and causing an HIV infection
is remote, but the theoretical risk remains. I would advise an HIV-antibody test at the three-month... Read more »
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...
...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 »
Some people seem to refer to mutual masturbation as "safe sex" while others use the term "safer". Should we be concerned about this form of sexual activity? Have there been documented cases of people who have not had sexual intercourse and stayed...
...Okay, here is a general picture of how HIV infection
works. When HIV infected fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions) come into contact with an uninfected person's mucous membranes Read more »
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...
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, pre-cum, semen,... Read more »
... 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 »
... 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 »
...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 »
... 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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...I was so scared now, cuz i dont know if i am infected. I tell you my risk. Mutual masturbation
with i girl i met atr a party, kisses, i did not recive oral sex and i didnt gave it to her either, no any sex risk. So what Read more »
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 »
Hello, this must sound so stupid it's embarrassing already, but yesterday I was masturbating a woman for about 10 minutes, and after that, without washing my hands I went to have a pee. Now I read on the internet that the head of the penis is where... Read more »
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 had a mouth ulcer. ... Read more »