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Can You Contract AIDS From Making Out

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Ask the Experts

How to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)

If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...drug use, i.e., using HIV-contaminated needles or having sexual contact with an HIV-infected drug user. With 40,000 Americans contracting HIV each year, there are clearly many people who are still engaging in high-risk behaviors, and infection... Read more »

How can someone contract HIV? (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)

How can someone contract HIV? I mean if you have sex with multiple HIV negative people, can you... Read more »

When working as a volunteer health care worker, is it possible I contracted the HIV virus?

Two summers ago I volunteered in a developing country. I work mostly in a clinic for men and women... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Vision Report Finds Young Brides at Risk of Contracting HIV/AIDS

...health information. The report added that "[f]orced sex causes skin and tissue damage that makes a female more susceptible to contracting sexually transmitted infections from her husband." Young brides also typically end their education upon... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Married Women in India Who Experience Physical, Sexual Abuse by Husbands More Likely to Contract HIV, Study Finds

...said, adding that extramarital relationships on the part of their husbands help explain why many women who experience abuse are contracting the virus. "A woman who is abused by her husband is truly placed in a situation of 'double jeopardy'... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Married Kenyan Youth Excluded From HIV/AIDS Programs, at Higher Risk of Contracting Virus

...are not taken into consideration in HIV/AIDS awareness programs aimed at young people in Kenya and are at an increased risk of contracting the virus, South Africa's Independent Online reports. Married adolescent girls can be more susceptible... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Foundation Sues County for Awarding AIDS Pharmacy Contract to For-Profit Firm

...higher than Bioscript's $70,000 bid. AHF, however, said federal Ryan White AIDS funding rules require that pharmacy service contracts go only to nonprofits. Johnny Richardson, the county's purchasing and contracts division manager, countered that... Read more »
Connect With Others

Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
...penis. I immediately washed my penis with warm water and dry it up. I am concern because online it talks about how you can get HIV if any contaminated fluids goes as far as touching the glans. Please confirm if this is true or not. I have no... Read more »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
...wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and raw nose, is transmission possible? (I didn't have a bloody nose or anything) ... Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...my mother). I took my 6-week test last week, and am waiting for the results. Can I get your comments on the likelihood of contracting HIV if this girl was infact, positive? Thank you. Read more »

My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 1 Reply
...then in public through my bad skin. I dont feel an AIDS test will help me because this fear comes from within and I will fear contracting it again afetr the test,even when I hear its negative. I know most say, what are the chances. but WHAT IF a... Read more »