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HIV Transmission Chances

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Most HIV-Positive MSM Practice Abstinence, Condom Use or Monogamy to Reduce Chances of HIV Transmission, Study Says

Most HIV-positive men who have sex with men in the United States are taking precautionary measures to avoid transmitting the virus to their partners, according to a study published on Thursday in the CDC 's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report ,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/Malaria Co-Infection Nearly Doubles HIV Viral Load, Increases Chance of Transmission, Study Says

The HIV viral load levels of an HIV-positive person nearly doubles when he or she becomes co-infected with malaria, increasing the likelihood that the person could transmit the virus to someone else, according to a study published in the Jan. 15... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers on the Use of HIV Medications to Help Prevent the Transmission of HIV

Table of Contents Can HIV Medications Help Prevent the Transmission of HIV? What Does ART Do? How Do We Know When It Is Working? What Does It Mean When the Viral Load Is Undetectable? I Have HIV, and I Take ART Medicines. My Viral Load Is... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Can Tenofovir reduce chance of HIV transmission?

Hi Doctor McGovern,Just out of pure curiosity, am I protected from HIV infection if I take 300 mg of Viread each day to control chronic HBV? I heard Truvada can reduce HIV infection by 70%, and Tenofovir is the agent in Truvada which suppresses HIV...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You ask a great question. Yes if you are already on Truvada for HBV infection, you are protected from HIV, particularly if you use condoms on a regular basis. Condoms and Truvada were used in the clinical trials that showed the protection of this... Read more »

Chances of HIV Transmission via Lukewarm Jaccuzi

How likely am I to have been infected with HIV if I had an open cut on my foot while in a public lukewarm Jaccuzi?Can HIV survive in any water (hot or cold) and thus be transmitted?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk would be nonexistent, whether the Jacuzzi was steaming hot, icy cold or somewhere in between.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Chance of HIV transmission?

Hello, I have a question regarding the chances of getting HIV through vomit containing blood. I usually don't freak myself out this much, but I am nothing but worried today, so much so that I can't focus on anything else except googling...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There really isn't risk from what you're describing. Sometimes it's hard to tease out actual risk, but you're right by saying that HIV is relatively hard to get. A drop of blood with HIV in an open cut is... Read more »

chances of vertical transmission

I know that an infant has a low chance of becoming infected during pregnancy and/or childbirth, but I am curious to know why that percentage isn't much higher since the infant and mother share their fluids during pregnancy. Why is a child not...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The uterus and amniotic sac that surrounds the infant acts as a barrier to infection; if a woman has a high viral load, HIV may get across this barrier; this accounts for the minority of vertical transmission[5-8%] and occurs in the second and third... Read more »
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What the chances of HIV Transmission. I am scared!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The condom broke when my partner and I had sex one morning. I was the insertive partner. We had been dating for nearly 11weeks and both of us tested HIV negative. Was our 11 week period enough time to ensure that both of us are negative. Is... Read more »

chances of HIV transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi everyone, i was wondering what are the chances of contracting the HIV virus having unprotected sex with someone who has it? for example, i don't understand how magic johnson have the virus and cookie (the wife) who became pregnant doesn't have... Read more »

chances of transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
about six weeks i fingered a girl for bout five or ten minutes, no cuts on my hand, and we made out for about the same time. i had no cuts or sores in my mouth. i was just curios if she had a cut or sore in her mouth and we were making out for this... Read more »

what are the chances of HIV infection ...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
if i (male) had unprotected sex with a woman of unknown HIV status (vaginal only) only once, and she is not a prositute (high risk) or anything like that ? i am not circumcised.
i read somewhere, but cant find it now, someone mentioned the... Read more »