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Contracting HIV As A Top

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Ask the Experts

Determining when the HIV virus was contracted

Can it be determined when the HIV virus was contracted?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,We can make some general predictions about how long someone may have been infected based on CD4 cell counts. There are also some specialized tests that can determine if you were recently infected (within the past three to six months); however,... 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 »

human saliva. contracting hiv

hi doc. i was at a club lastnight i was tlking to a friends that has been tested positive for hiv... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

22 Women Contract HIV After Microbicide Tests in South Africa

...contracted HIV. "We have found that about 22 women from the 604 participants at the trial site in KwaZulu-Natal were infected by the AIDS virus," ministerial spokesperson Sibani Mngadi said. "We are investigating whether these women were... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

... Married youths 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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...before age 18 -- whose numbers are expected to double to 100 million in the next 10 years -- are at an increased risk of HIV/AIDS, Reuters reports. According to the report, young brides are forced to have sex before their bodies are ready, and... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

AIDS Activism, Boehringer Ingelheim and the Broken Social Contract

...2006, Rome [Note: This is a revised and expanded version of remarks I gave yesterday at the Boehringer Ingelheim symposium on HIV past and future. The two-day symposium is taking place at a business-style 'hotel and resort' called the Sheraton... 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
...things even worse by possibly getting this girl pregnant). I saw my doctor, and she said it's less likely for a guy to contract HIV from a girl -- in other words, not nearly as likely as it is for a girl to contract HIV from a guy via vaginal... Read more »

My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 1 Reply
...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, Read more »