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Advice Living In Hiv Positive Household

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Ask the Experts

passing hiv in household

Can you pass hiv on to others without sexual contact. What if you did not know you had hiv and had semen on your bed and kids slept in bed could they be infected?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello,With the exception of sharing of razors, household transmission of HIV has never been documented.I think that the kids will be fine.BY Read more »

Killing the HIV/AIDS virus germs in the household

My husband is training to be a paramedic and during his clinicals can come in contact with the... Read more »

Child's Casual Contact with HIV infected person

Hi,Every week, I bring my two year old with me to visit my grandmother. My cousin also lives with... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Malawi Plans to Launch Pilot Project That Will Provide Individual Household HIV/AIDS Testing, Official Says

... Malawi's National AIDS Commission in November or December is planning to launch a pilot project in Zomba, Malawi, that will provide HIV/AIDS testing Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Orphans of the AIDS Epidemic? The Extent, Nature and Circumstances of Child-Headed Households in South Africa

...circumstances leading to the formation of child-only households and highlight that they cannot for the main part be ascribed to HIV orphaning," the authors wrote. "Nonetheless, the number of children living in this household form is not... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Impact of HIV Infection on Households in Uganda Described

...(r2=1.72)." "HIV disproportionately affects heads of households, particularly males," concluded the researchers. "Mortality due to AIDS is likely to increase the proportion of female-headed households, and adversely affect the welfare of domestic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Related Risk Behavior Among Hispanic Immigrant Men in a Population-Based Household Survey in Low-Income Neighborhoods of Northern California

... The authors compared risk behaviors and HIV testing between recent (in the United States 5 years) Hispanic immigrant men (n=410). The investigators conducted a population-based, Read more »
Connect With Others

Baby-boomers living with HIV

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
...Baby-boomers living with HIV We lived through the fifties and sixties, with reminders from our parents to appreciate the things that they never had in the Read more »

Living in China with an HIV positive partner

Posted by geekboy75, 1 Reply
...This is a shot in the dark but here goes. I am living in Beijing, China and my partner was recently diagnosed HIV positive. CD4 count is hovering around 200. Is there anyone out there who's living with HIV in China (or with an infected partner)? Read more »

Working Out

Posted by dreamdzign, 7 Replies
...ALWAYS tired. A couple years ago I found out my body was no longer producing testosterone. Another side effect of long-term HIV infection, doesn't happen to everyone, but... there it is. So no big deal, I take injections every two weeks to... Read more »

Not sure where to turn

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...unprotected sexual encounter with a man (i am woman) of unknown status back in 1997. I have never been tested specifically for HIV. I mean I guess I was naive in thinking it was automatically done at physicals. Now, I know that isn't the case. ... Read more »