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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
...vaginal secretions, and breastmilk all contain highconcentrations of HIV, and all have been linked to transmission of the virus.Saliva, tears, sweat, and urine can have the virus in them, but in such smallconcentrations that nobody has ever been... Read more »

Infection of HIV/HCV through a saliva-blood contact

Dear doc,Some days ago I did a scratch with small bleeding that got in direct contact with a large amount of saliva from a HIV/HCV potential infected individual. I only cleaned the saliva of the guy with my shirtand half an hour later put some...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not necessarily recommend testing for this kind of exposure. If you have anxiety however, testing is always reasonable to relieve tension. Read more »

Oral chlamydia infection - risk of HIV

I was diagnosed with with urethritis caused by chlamydia from receiving oral sex - there is no doubt that this was the cause as I have had no other sex. Your posts say this is very unlikley but in my case happened for sure.The giver also had HIV - I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...not. The reason for the negligible risk associated to receiving oral sex is that there is little to no infectious HIV in the saliva of HIV infected people. See Saliva as a barrier for more info.RMK Read more »

Will saliva protect me from getting HIV?

At your site you frequently state thet GIVING oral sex to a woman involves some risk of HIV transmission. Yet elsewhere I've also read many times that experts believe that there's something in saliva which helps kill or neutralise the virus....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. In laboratory studies, various factors involving saliva have been found to have either a direct effect, or an indirect effect, against the HIV virus in vitro (in a test tube). Some 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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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 »

Advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to catch the HIV virus from your fingers/penis coming into contact with vaginal fluid whilst removing a condom? Say if you had small cuts on your fingers like you would get if you bit your nails? or if the fluid came into contact with... Read more »

learned I coulda been wit someone who is hiv

Posted by neednhelpnok, 2 Replies
I am freaking out. 2 weeks ago it was my brothers birthday and we partied and I became drunk 2 tha point of blackn out. I was with a guy friend whom ive known 4ever and trusted. I havent seen him n a few months and he ended up goin back to my house.... 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 »