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Drug Use and HIV

...Relate to HIV? Injection and Infection Access to Clean Needles Drug Use and Unsafe Sex Medications and Drugs The Bottom Line How Does Drug Use Relate to HIV? Drug and alcohol use is a major factor in the spread of HIV infection. Shared equipment for using drugs can carry HIV and hepatitis, and drug and alcohol use is linked with unsafe sexual activity. Drug and alcohol use can also be dangerous for people who are taking...
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HIV Infection via Hand Job and Kissing in Manstrual blood

I hired a bar girl in Bangkok 3 days back and I donot have the condemn as I did not intend to have sex. I did not touch her vagina, no frenck kiss, or sucking of boobs/vagina, and neither she had any. I only had few kisses over her mouth and other...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Stressed John,You hired a bar girl for a "one night in Bangkok" experience and didn't have a condom because you "did not intend to have sex"???? You really weren't planning to bang cock in Bangkok? Hmm. Hard to believe you hired a hooker just to... Read more »

Risk of infection and HIV

I read a question to Dr.Boyle about aman in CT who can't get a hip replacement because his CD4 count isnt 200 . Ilive in ny yorl and my orthopedic surgeon will not replace my hip unless my CD4 count is 400 . It was 391 and he refused saying a count...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
To my knowledge there is no CD4 criteria for performing necessary surgery in HIV+ persons. A level of 400 is arbitrary with no clear biologic justification. The risk for post surgical infection and outcomes in general for HIV+ patients is close to... Read more »

HIV counselor

I help counsel and find shelters for those who are infected with HIV and have little to no income. I had one question..I recently shook hands with a man whom I help. He is HIV Positive and he had terribly dry and peeling hands. Let's just say he had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Counselor,The HIV-transmission/acquisition risk would involve direct fresh blood-to-fresh blood contact. Shaking hands with someone who has dry, peeling hands is not an HIV risk, even if you had some non-bleeding healing cuts or wounds. A Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your rosebud. So please be more discerning when choosing toys for your backdoor action. Dr. Bob Are my Symptoms a sign of early HIV infection Mar 16, 2007 Hi, I recently posted a question on this site about my risk of catching HIV. My post was... Read more »
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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

HIV Transmission

...the body through the urethra (the opening at the tip of the penis) or through small cuts or open sores on the penis. Risk for HIV infection increases if you or a partner has a sexually transmitted disease (STD). See also " Is there a connection... 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 »

shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
...2 years ago at a concert, this guy cut him self in a mosh pit. He shook my hand and had blood on it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either. Read more »

working with hiv positive person

Posted by work35, 1 Reply
...uncomfortable at work.. we both chew our fingers.. i'm trying to stop that.. and when I leave work for the day we often shake hands.. i am worried about blood getting into one of the small cuts on the side of my fingers.. I noticed he sometimes... Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »