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Sexual and Reproductive Life of Women Informed of Their HIV Seropositivity: A Prospective Cohort Study in Burkina FasoOf the 16,000 new HIV infections that occur every day in the world, 1,600 affect children, chiefly in Africa. Almost all these children acquire HIV infection from their mothers. Treatment of mother alone or mother and child with antiretrovirals and... Read more »
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Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesSince there is no evidence that HIV can be transmitted through saliva, you should not consider yourself to be at risk for infection. The saliva of infected people contains little to no virus, and the virus that is found in saliva is often inactive... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramHi. Thank you for your question. There are only 2 ways to disinfectsyringes and other medical instruments. One is to put them into an autoclave(a sterilizer). This uses heat and pressure to kill microorganisms. However, items that can melt cannot... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESThe risk from clippers should be much lower than that for razors. Even with the new information (about disinfectant), I would not think the risk is measureable. Understand that we have had nearly 1 million cases of HIV in the US; to my knowledge,... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,I absolutely agree: You certainly don't understand! Can you contract HIV from having sex with multiple negative people? No, of course not. HIV is a sexually transmitted disease in which an HIV-infected person can transmit the virus to an... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesDoes anyone have an idea how long HIV can live outside of the body in blood? Is it 5 min? Is it one hr?
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Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesHello,
Hope someone can enlighten me on this encounter I had.
I've come across a stranger in the men's public toilet on 21 Apr 99, he was 'sort of' stroking his private parts when I went in.
I occupied the adjacent urinal and was just about to ease... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 9 RepliesHello,
I am the ex wife of an hiv positive dad. He became positive after our divorce. I am having a hard time dealiing with his status. We have two very small children under 4 years old. I am afraid to leave them with him alone. He has been very... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI had a routine eye exam two weeks ago. The doctor use a handheld device to measure my eye pressure. I didn't see him disinfect that instrument before put it on my eye ball. As far as I know, HIV virus does exist in tears and on eye linings. I... Read more »
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