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HIV Transmission Methods

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HIV Transmission

Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Rare Types of Transmission Avoiding Transmission How HIV Spreads Many people still do not understand how HIV is passed, or transmitted, fromone person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the virus ifyou are HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are livingwith HIV (HIV+). HIV is spread through contact with the following body fluids: ...
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HIV & the pull out method

I had unprotected sex for the first time 3 weeks. he used the pull out method. Can i still acquired HIV? what the possibilities ? how long before i know if i have HIV? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »

Infection Method and HIV Natural history

It is my understanding that the progression of HIV infection may differ in cases of infection by IV drug use (blood transfusion too?) versus sexual contact. Is this accurate? What accounts for differences in natural history - the vehicle of...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Mode of transmission is but one factor that may affect the rate of progression of HIV infection. It also depends on the amount, type of virus and the underlying immune system of the person being infected. HIV is a family of viruses within a person... Read more »

Methods of contracting HIV

After 3 yrs of marriage, I am told that my husband is HIV +. You can imagine my devastation and surprise. He has NO IDEA how he got the virus and tells me he (thinks) is was from a dental visit(dirty needles). I heard the virus only stays...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Do I believe your husband's claim that he was HIV infected from a dental visit??? Well, unless your husband's name is Kimberly Bergalis, no, I don't believe it. I also doubt he has "NO IDEA" how he got infected. More than... Read more »

transmission methods of hepititis c

what r the transmission methods for hepititis c and how we can treat it?...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hepatitis C (HCV) is transmitted through exposure to blood. Anyone who has ever used intravenous drugs, even once, or had a blood transfusion before 1992 is at risk. There is a small risk of acquiring HCV through sexual contact but certainly not... Read more »
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Condoms: Our most trusted method

Posted by bradford
Condoms: Our most trusted method to prevent HIV infection and AIDS!


These three words echo around the world AIDS CRISIS WORSENS!

40 million people infected worldwide
o37.2 million adults
o2.2 million children under 15

In 2004, 4.8 million people were... Read more »

OraQuick or at home testing methods

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi here is my sad little story and my request for some direction. Had unprotected vaginal intercourse a month ago with a gal whose status I dont know and cannot find out.

Two days later went to a Planned Parenthood in the city I was visiting and got... Read more »

Withdraw method???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just had a one time exposure I guess you could say. Unprotected vaginal intercourse with my ex boyfriend.

Last I knew, when he tested in early March, he was HIV negative. But then again, who knows (if anything) has happened since then. I don't... Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work!
Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS?

Failure of the American president to recognize the need to promote condoms has not only undermined over two decades of HIV prevention... Read more »