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The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...andcare. It is important that this changes. Older women, their health care andsocial services providers, and their families need to understand how the viruscan and does impact this senior age group. About 10 percent of AIDS cases in the US female population are in womenolder than 50, with women of color representing the largest portion. The numberof AIDS cases in aging women has increased nearly three times in the last 10years, and...
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JAMA article on virus inhibitory peptide

I happened to see a short article in a May issue of JAMA about a natural peptide found in human blood that blocks HIV, considered to be a possible source of a new class of HIV drugs. Can you explain in layman's terms? What point is the research at?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...techniques and this resulted in an increase in antiviral activity of almost 100 fold. So this discovery may translate into future therapies for HIV infection based on ongoing work with this virus inhibitory peptide. Read more »

Risk for UAI Top (RISK OF HIV AS A TOP, 2010) (ANAL MUCOUS, ANAL FLUIDS, RECTAL SECRETIONS, 2010)

So I have a quick question: basically I ended up having sex with a man in his apartment. We went to his place and began to fool around. After mutual oral sex (without ejaculation), I placed my penis into his anus for about 6 seconds (both of which...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unprotected anal sex is risky business, even for a top who doesn't thrust! That your exposure was brief decreases your risk somewhat. HIV testing is definitely warranted. See below.Dr. BobRe: risk of HIV as a TOP May 15, 2010I've always been an... Read more »

Concerned about risk/living with roommate with significant hiv risk

Dear Dr. Bob, first i just want to say the work you do on here is amazing. you really do make a difference dr. bob!! I am a college student and one of my roommates is in a couple of risk categories fro hiv (african american, gay and occasionally...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...out that being African American and being gay are not lifestyle choices! Neither race or sexual orientation is a choice!Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. There is no indication that your roomie is "positively charged." Even if... Read more »

HIV Risk From Oral Sex and Can RX's Increase Risk? (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX 2009)

What is the true risk from oral sex? After looking at many other forums....some sources say there is low risk, some say no risk, some say that while HIV could transmit in theory, there has never been a recorded case of infection from only receiving...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...provide sufficient evidence to derive more precise estimates."In a related study reported in the January 28, 2009, issue of AIDS, Swedish researchers sought to determine whether exposure to HIV via oral sex results in HIV-neutralizing antibody... Read more »
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The Body

May 19: National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

... This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. Stephanie Goss is the Communications Manager and David Stupplebeen is the Media & Communications Coordinator at the Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: CDC Funds Bay Area Collaborative to Deliver HIV Prevention to Asians and Pacific Islanders

... CDC is supporting new HIV prevention outreach to Asian and Pacific Islander (API) men who have sex with men (MSM) in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center (APIWC), Asian Americans Read more »
The Body

Women and HIV in the U.S.: A Focus on A&PI Women

... For our World AIDS Day 2010 section, we wanted to capture the diversity of the AIDS community. So, we reached out to people across the world -- Read more »
The Body

News Flash: Asians and Pacific Islanders Have the Lowest HIV Testing Rates

... For our World AIDS Day 2010 section, we wanted to capture the diversity of the AIDS community. So, we reached out to people across the world -- Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Potential HIV risks please help

Posted by 613, 3 Replies
...OK, Just for clarification, I have considered taking an HIV test when I get my yearly physical here are my risks 1. Received oral sex from a woman in 2006 (unprotected) 2. fingered the Read more »

Is this a HUGE risk for HIV infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Receptive anal intercourse that consisted of a couple of entries in and out and without ejacuation? Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...know what I mean. I am worried that I got some vaginal secretions into my mouth and then into my blood stream. I dont know her hiv status but I've found out that she has let a lot of guys do this. Afterwards, I felt extremely guilty for cheating... Read more »