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HIV Infection Risk Touching Blood

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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...
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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 (CUNNILINGUS, 2010)

Hi dock, I am a 20 year old male from Brazil. I am very worried for years now about being hiv+. Back in 2006, november, I made oral sex in a girl, for a about a minute. I might have brushed my teeths before it. Last year, april(2.5 years after the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...transmission/acquisition. See below.Your CD4 and CD8 cells are normal. This type of test, however, cannot be used to actually diagnose HIV disease. Rather, it is used to monitor the integrity of one part of the immune system. The only way to know... Read more »

Is there risk of infection from dried blood?

I recently moved into a new apartment. On the carpet in one of the roomsthere apears to be some dried blood. The apartment has been empty for several months and the carpet hasbeen cleaned, but the stain still remains. Is this in any way infectious?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...quickly, and since HIV did not have adirect access to your bloodstream, based on what you told me, you would notbe considered at risk of infection. If you have further questions, please e-mail me at "nvhotline@aol.com" or call me at... Read more »

Ironic? or I being stupid I need your comfort and voice of reason (SWEAT) (HIV BASICS)

Dear Doctor Bob,I have been going through s lot these pat few months due to a stupid mistake. I recently went to have an hiv test done it came out negative wohoo after 3 months!!! The councilor I talked to shook my hands had sweaty palms, Since the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...who you are, but what you do that determines whether you can become infected with HIV. In the U.S., roughly half of all new HIV infections are related directly or indirectly to injection drug use, i.e., using HIV-contaminated needles or having... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...Know What You're Doing Set Your Limits The Bottom Line How Does HIV Spread During Sex? To spread HIV during sex, HIV infection in blood or sexual fluids must be transmitted to someone. Sexual fluids come from a man's penis or... Read more »
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

...want to start using the strategy now," according to the newspaper (Stein, 11/23). "In some developing countries where HIV infections are so widespread that they've become a major burden on the economy and the health care system, a... 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 from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
...I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about Read more »

hiv infection risk PLEASE help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the cut and tryed to put the bandaid over it the first time but didnt manage. i then looked again and there was a tiny spot of blood on it. i didnt think anything of it and then tried to put it on again. then i realised that it could have been... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »