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Can You Be Exposed To Hiv And Not Get It

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Ask the Experts

HIV exposed, but not infected?

Has it been determined if some people can actually be exposed to the HIV virus and not become infected?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Some people have a genetic variation (known as delta-32 allele) that confers a strong, although not complete, resistance to HIV infection. This genetic variant apparently is not common. Read more »

Exposed but not infected with HIV?

1) Is it theoretically possible to be exposed but not infected to HIV? In the past I have had... Read more »

Nurse exposed to HIV + blood

I am a nurse who was working, I took blood from an HIV + patient, wore the protective gloves and no... Read more »
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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 to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AP/ Yahoo! News Examines Increasing Use of Social Networking Sites to Reach People Exposed to HIV, Other STIs

...the rising number of public health agencies that are utilizing social networking Web sites to reach people who may have been exposed to HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. Health departments traditionally have used letters and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canadian Province Announces Law Requiring People Who Might Have Exposed Emergency Workers to HIV to Undergo Blood Test

...be tested for HIV. Steve Rapanos, head of emergency medical services in Edmonton, said that 14 paramedics have had potential exposure to HIV since January ( Edmonton Sun , 9/13). Prior to the new law, there was no way to compel people who might... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientist Who Exposed Chinese SARS Cover-Up Released From Jail, Plans to Work on Country's HIV/AIDS Epidemic

...A Chinese doctor known for exposing a government cover-up of the country's SARS epidemic has been released from custody and says he plans to work to fight China's Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
...concerned and tested? Im going out of my mind with worry and keep checking my body for HIV symptoms due what I believe my risky exposure. Im a 34 year old woman who lives in South Africa were HIV is not really discussed in great depth and... Read more »

Did I expose someone to HIV?

Posted by ch1, 4 Replies
I was assaulted in an attempted robbery, someone hit me over the head with a rock. I was not unconcious, but I bled a lot and two people kept cold compresses on my head until the ambulance arrived. Both people were ladies in their 60's who do... Read more »

Exposure risks with known HIV positive man

Posted by 2010Worrier36, 1 Reply
...weekend met another gay male who told me he was HIV+ after we had fooled around. I'm now worried that I put myself at risk of exposure. He has been positive for 13 years now and seemed to care about safer sex. These are the possible risk... Read more »

Help I Need Answers Think I've Been Exposed To Hiv

Posted by Fearful26, 2 Replies
...101 or 102,pretty high.They took urine samples.I told them i have white tongue,my lips felt dry i told them i think i've been exposed to a std,i did'nt say hiv.They gave me some meds for a infection or bactaria,i took it the same day.Lately from... Read more »