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Chances Of A Teen Contracting Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Teens Need a Chance to Talk About AIDS, Activists Say

Emily Cordeaux, a 17-year-old Toronto resident, said some teens still thinks HIV/AIDS is an issue only for gay men, and that others are lulled into a false sense of security by thinking there will be a cure within their lifetime. She said schools... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Teens and Young Adults at High Risk of Contracting HIV

"With improved drugs, proper care and treatment, people with HIV are living longer and stronger lives. But even with this encouraging news, a dangerous trend is emerging when it comes to an often-ignored segment of the HIV and AIDS population:... Read more »
TheBody.com

Day One With HIV: "I Had to Give My Baby a Chance at HIV-Free Life"

Anuoluwapo My first day with the virus was the 27th of December, 2007. I was supposed to have my baby on the 13th of December, but no sign of dilation or contraction. I visited the hospital on the 27th of December and I was told I couldn't have... Read more »
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Chances of contracting HIV

I recently exposed to a risk of contracting HIV. On the 22nd of Dec 2012 involved a protected sex but condom was ripped. I immediately changed the condom (the activity with the broken condom was very short (less than 30 seconds). Then I have a...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiFirst, condoms are effective in the prevention of HIV transmission, as long as they are used correctly and do not break or slip off. Having it break but noticing right away and changing is good thing and though your risk increases some, but not... Read more »

Chances of having contracted HIV

Dear doctor, I had protected sex with a street prostitite 7 weeks ago and the condom broke, I only found myself wearing a ring around my penis at the end. I had not been involved in any risky behaviour before and had a skin infection already, and it...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
It is unclear from your post when your last HIV test was. I recommend testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases now if not already done.DW... Read more »

What is my chance of contracting hiv?

Hi.I am a medical technologist in a hospital. I was drawing blood on a patient once when i accidentally pricked my thumb. The needle pricked me with just the tip. Is there a chance that i man get hiv even if the hollow part of the needle did not get...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-While some occupational needle sticks are less risky, if you were truly stuck and there was the potential for direct transmission of blood from the patient into you then it is "possible" for you to acquire HIV (or other blood... Read more »

Chance of contracting hiv

Hi. About a week ago I unfortunately had my first one night stand. Typically I'm always in a relationship if i were to have sex. When me and this guy stArted to engage in intercourse, we used a condom. About half way through, he took it off,...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,It <i>would</i> be too early. We say to wait around 3 months to get a conclusive test result..But keep this in mind: vaginal sex, while risky for STDs/HIV, sounds a little less risky in your case since he was... Read more »
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Chances of contracting

Posted by giambi25, 1 Reply
If you sleep with somebody(unprotected vaginal) who is hiv+ what are the chance of becoming pos? Also what does oral thrush look like?

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My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 2 Replies
Hi there,

I have a had a fear of AIDS for the past 6 years. So bad that I could not study for my final exams. this fear is not due to unprotected casual sex or needles, Ive only had one partner in my life.I once had bad acne on my chest and back, and... Read more »

chances of HIV transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi everyone, i was wondering what are the chances of contracting the HIV virus having unprotected sex with someone who has it? for example, i don't understand how magic johnson have the virus and cookie (the wife) who became pregnant doesn't have... Read more »

No ARS symptoms = lower chance of HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'd had a risky experience earlier this month. ARS, as I understand it, appears in the majority of cases (50-70%) of HIV infection within three to six weeks of infection.

I haven't noticed any flu-like symptoms. If I don't, does that mean that my... Read more »