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Can You Catch Hiv On The First Exposure To Hiv

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Serious question - not about catching HIV in the supermarket

Greetings to The Body - you guys are an icon in this field, it's the best word I can think of. Can I please have a response to a question I have posed a few times but no response.I appreciate your consideration because I live and work in a...
Shannon Southall

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Rocky Mountain CARES
HiFirst, thank you for your kind words. We are glad to be here to help and answer questions. Your doctor is correct you can take it to the bank. Here is the standards for testing:Rapid HIV tests, whether oral swab or blood are very accurate at 28... Read more »

Hiv hard to catch?

I ask because i am freaking out. Had unprotected anal sex, i was the top and i know for a fact the... Read more »

Risk of catching HIV with a condom? (CONDOM EFFICACY)

Hi,I've read the forum, but still can't entirely find an answer for my question. The... Read more »
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Treatment Action Group

Catching Up With Pathogenesis and Cure Research From CROI 2014

In addition to studies covered in prior posts (a possible second pediatric cure case , Sangamo's gene therapy and limitations of latency-reversing agents ), CROI 2014 featured a smorgasbord of presentations related to pathogenesis and cure... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethiopians Know About AIDS, But Don't Think They'll Catch It: Study

Almost 98 percent of Ethiopians know about AIDS and HIV, but most people tend to think that their personal risk of infection is very low, the east African country's first behavioral study showed Wednesday. "Despite the high level of HIV/AIDS... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

Policy Facts: Catch-22: Medicaid and HIV

Introduction Discretionary vs. Mandatory Programs Medicaid Medicaid HIV Waivers The Early Treatment for HIV Act Conclusion Introduction Antiretroviral therapy keeps people living with HIV healthy. But the costs of HIV care can impoverish... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Q&A: CDC's Clinical Studies of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention: Anticipated Results and Impact

When will the results of the trials be available? If PrEP does prove to be effective at preventing HIV infection in this trial, how will the drugs be made available to people who need or want it? If the drugs prove safe and effective in one... Read more »
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Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »

Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
Dear Expert,

I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you!

I am scared over the incident told below!

Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always... Read more »

Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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HIV consistent symptoms after risky exposure

Posted by Morgan, 3 Replies
Hi, my situation is as follows, sh*tting myself to say the least.

1 week after having unprotected vaginal sex (drunken one night stand, I'm the guy) lymph node in right side of neck swelled up for no reason with no sign of infection, no cold, no sore... Read more »