Chances Of Getting Hiv From One Time Exposure

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This is a comment on one of the readers questions asking if you can get hiv by penetrating a woman who has hiv just ONE time when not wearing a condom, in other words not practising safe sex. One time. Yes you can, I did it one time and got it I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Thank you for writing in and sharing your story. It's amazing how many heterosexual guys do not believe they are at risk for HIV. Obviously our HIV awareness and prevention programs under the sex-phobic Bush Administration were woefully... Read more »

First time gay experience led to HIV exposure.

Dear DrI'm 28 and have never considered myself to be gay, however, last week, for numerous reasons,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Internet Strategies for Alerting Partners About HIV, STI Exposure

...Times on Tuesday examined the use of various Web-based tools that allow people to alert their sexual partners about possible exposure toHIV and other sexually transmitted infections. According to the Times , research indicates that men who... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure toHIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...doses of your partner's medication! That might not be the right treatment. For PEP to work, it must be started very soon after exposure toHIV. Discuss PEP with your doctor in advance so that you know what your options will be in case something... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...Mean? In the late 1980s and early 1990s, several studies were done to assess the risk of HIV infection from specific types of exposure toHIV. These calculations only give a general idea of risk. They can tell you which activities carry a higher... Read more »
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Need Some Facts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I should test so I can stop worrying but I get extreme anxiety when I go to make the call. I need some facts. What are the chances of getting hiv from one time exposure? Thank you Read more »

Did I expose someone to HIV?

Posted by ch1, 4 Replies
I was assaulted in an attempted robbery, someone hit me over the head with a rock. I was not unconcious, but I bled a lot and two people kept cold compresses on my head until the ambulance arrived. Both people were ladies in their 60's who do... Read more »


Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
...whether this is a reason for me to be concerned and tested? Im going out of my mind with worry and keep checking my body for HIV symptoms due what I believe my risky exposure. Im a 34 year old woman who lives in South Africa were HIV is not... Read more »

Repeated Exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply usually necessary for HIV infection to occur. Can HIV get into the body and then be somehow eliminated but if a person is exposed multiple times, then the body can no longer eliminate HIV? Read more »