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Can You Get Aids Or Hiv If You Use Protection

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Financial Investment, Progress in HIV/AIDS Treatment Must Be Protected by International Patent Law

In this Hill opinion piece , John Castellani, CEO and president of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, writes, "Over the past three decades, more than 30 treatments have been approved to treat HIV/AIDS," but he adds, "While... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Red Cross Targets Sex Industry Workers With HIV/AIDS Education and Protection

Female and male sex industry workers and their customers in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., are the targets of an American Red Cross HIV prevention project. For about eight years, ARC HIV/AIDS outreach workers have hit city streets in an agency van during warm... Read more »
HIV Medicine Association

President's Budget on HIV/AIDS: Key Programs Protected, but More Funding Needed to Meet Growing Demand for Care

Given the spending freeze for many domestic programs, we applaud the President for sustaining and enhancing funding for programs that play a key role in the nation's response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the United States. But minimal funding... Read more »
Ask the Experts

protected sex with escort - worried about hiv/aids/stds

Dear doctor,I had protected sex (oral and vaginal)with an escort a month ago and have been worried ever since.This was the first time i engaged with a hooker and used a condom.infact used a new condom because i noticed my condom was slipping off...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,YES! You had protected sex! This puts your risk of HIV transmission to very small. First we know that oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission and you had protected intercourse. Your overall risk of HIV transmission is very small. But... Read more »

Husband HIV+. Wife HIV-....10 years no protection

My husband just found out he was HIV+ with an aids diagnosis....we have had unprotected sex for ten years....how am I HIV- and how common is that?His t-cell count is 60 and viral load over a millionWe arebshocked by all parts of these diagnoses...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It certainly can happen, but it is not that common.... Read more »

Does "The Flux" provide a little protection against AIDS/STD?

During the heavy days of a woman's menstrual flow, is she any less likely to contract an STD from an infected partner? (I'm not asking whether she is 100% safe--only whether she is ANY safer.)...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Whether a woman is having her menstrualperiod or not, if she is having unprotected sex with an infected person, shewould be at high risk of infection. Her menstrual period would not have anysignificant effect at... Read more »

Protection From HIV

Hi, I had read an article that HIV is infected through the sudden decrease in T-helper cells which helps in fighting from diseases and germs. So, would it be possible to kill HIV infection by having the herbs that contains T-Cells in a greater...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.AIDS is caused when HIV kills and lowers CD4 T-cell numbers. Herbs do not contain T-cells. Herbs have no effect (at least none that have been proven in the 30 years of the epidemic and drug discovery targeting HIV) on... Read more »
Connect With Others

Do condoms protect against HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, are condoms extremly effective against HIV? I'm just wondering if anyone konws anyone, or contracted HIV while performing safe sex? I'm sure the virus has to have been transmitted whle condoms were used in the past a few times or so by some... Read more »

HIV from protected anal

Posted by spiritflame67, 1 Reply
Can you get HIV from protected anal sex? The condoms had no holes nor did it break or have anything abnormal. Could I have gotten HIV from this?? Read more »

How to protect your partner when you are dating someone who is not HIV Positive?

Posted by pozlady, 3 Replies
Are there any other measures that are important besides the use of condoms that one should take when dating someone who is not HIV Positive?
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You can't always protect them

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Took my teenage son for an HIV test today. He had no risk factors. The counselor asked him why he even wanted to be tested?

He told her. Because my girlfriends parents found out my mom has HIV and they want to make sure I don't have it before I... Read more »