Can I Get Hiv From Just One Exposure

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This is a comment on one of the readers questions asking if you can get hiv by penetrating a woman who has hiv just ONE time when not wearing a condom, in other words not practising safe sex. One time. Yes you can, I did it one time and got it I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Thank you for writing in and sharing your story. It's amazing how many heterosexual guys do not believe they are at risk for HIV. Obviously our HIV awareness and prevention programs under the sex-phobic Bush Administration were woefully... Read more »

Husband Dentist Exposed to HIV on Job Yesterday

Dr. Bob,My husband is a dentist and was exposed to HIV while drilling a patient's tooth. ... Read more »

Already HIV+, but re-exposed!

Hi,I have been HIV+ for 5+ years, and on medication for about 9 months (Atazanavir/Norvir/Truvada)... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure toHIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Q&A: CDC's Clinical Studies of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention: Research Rationale

...measures. How would HIV treatment drugs work to protect against HIV infection? The concept of providing a preventive drug before exposure to an infectious agent is not new. For example, travelers to an area where malaria is common are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Assessment of Increase in Perinatal Exposure to HIV Among Hispanics -- 20 Counties, Georgia, 1994-2002

...referred to the clinic because 1) HIV infection had been diagnosed in the mother preconception, and the infant had perinatal exposure toHIV or 2) the infant was believed to have acquired perinatal HIV infection from the mother. In this report,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Post-Exposure HIV Drugs Won't Boost Risky Behavior

... Providing antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to people after they may have been exposed toHIV is an effective way to prevent them from becoming infected and does not appear to promote high-risk behavior in people who Read more »
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