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The Well Project

HIV Transmission

... Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Re-Using and Sharing Needles Unprotected/Unsafe Sex Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Types of Transmission How HIV Is, and Is Not, Transmitted How HIV Spreads Many people still
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Grandfather and HIV (CASUAL CONTACT, 2009)

My mom said to email you, I'm 15 and just found out my grandpa has HIV. I'm so scared because my grandpa hugs/holds me for LONG periods of time(like 5 minutes), he also ALWAYS kisses my face, cheeks and when he's hugging/holding me, he kisses the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...means to those of us who are infected and how HIV is and is not transmitted. Please "pay it forward" by helping us increase HIV/AIDS awareness in others who may also benefit from such enlightenments. Give your dad a hug from me. OK? Dr. Bob... Read more »

Child's Casual Contact with HIV infected person

Hi,Every week, I bring my two year old with me to visit my grandmother. My cousin also lives with her and is HIV positive. I learned this a few months ago, when he started receiving treatment after actually being categorized as having AIDS. He is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,HIV is not transmitted by casual contact. Period. It's unfortunate that your pediatrician frightened us so unnecessarily. She is Read more »

Re: HIV transmission Risk, WILL DONATE (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

Hi Doc,I just thought of another question after typing my original ones (below). #4. Would the fact that I get Cold Sores occasionally make it more likely for me to transmit HIV in the below circumstances? Specifically the one with the milk? I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...awaiting ( and I mean anxious ), Carrie Response from Dr. FrascinoHello Carrie,It's always amazing to me that 28 years into the HIV/AIDS pandemic people are still "freeeeeeaking out" about possibly contracting the virus from completely... Read more »

Please answer Dr. Bob (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

This may sound naive but I was wondering, I have a new woman who just joined at our office and I believe she has HIV. Due to the fact she has been ill for a while as she has informed me, she has legions and other bruises all over her body, I don't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,No, of course not, silly person. Where have you been for the last almost-30 years of the HIV/AIDS pandemic? HIV cannot be transmitted by casual contact. Period. (See below.)Dr. BobIm so scared (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010) Apr Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...Are the Issues? General Guidelines Special Situations Getting Help What Are the Issues? When you test positive for HIV, it can be difficult to know who to tell about it, and how to tell them. Telling others can be good because: ... Read more »
The Body

International AIDS Conference Day 3: Dr. Koh Speaks on HIV Travel Restrictions

...Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Today, I participated in a dialogue about nations lifting HIV-related travel restrictions. I was joined by distinguished colleagues, including the UNAIDS Executive Director,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...United States: A systematic review. AIDS and Behavior 12:1-17. January 2008. Keatley, J. and others. Transgender global HIV/AIDS epidemiology . Presentation at the 17th International AIDS Conference. Mexico City. August 3-8, 2008. Kessler,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Youth

... Young people in the United States are at persistent risk for HIV infection. This risk is especially notable for youth of minority races and ethnicities. Continual prevention outreach and education Read more »
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just tested positive and CD4 already at 33!

Posted by PozFromHongKong, 2 Replies
...is at 33 and VL is 29,000, so the doctor put me on meds right away (I taking Truvada + Efavirenz). I was probably infected a long time ago. I took my first dose last night. Thankfully I went to work feeling fine this morning. I reckon I was also... Read more »

I just found out today my cousin has aids

Posted by VAmberwaves7, 3 Replies
...hospital. I was like what with and he was telling me the symptoms and I was just thinking about the site and what I have read about hiv/aids and I asked my cousin. "Has he ever had unprotected sex?" "Has he ever been tested for HIV?" And my... Read more »

navy testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...does the navy test annually for HIv Read more »

I'm scared

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
My boyfriend is positive and I'm negative. It took so many months for me to confirm my negative test and we've been very careful not to infect me. Yesterday, I was lying in bed in my underwear and my boyfriend was going to shower. I was upset... Read more »