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Do STIs Increase The Risk Of Acquiring Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Increasing Number of STIs Put Fiji Youth at Risk of HIV/AIDS, Health Official Says

Recent statistics from Fiji's Health Ministry on Sexually Transmitted Infections are a cause for concern, and the high rate of STIs among people ages 20 to 29 put them at an increased risk for contracting HIV/AIDS, Fiji's Director of Public Health... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recently Homeless Youth More Likely to Engage in Risky Sex, Increasing Risk of HIV, Other STIs, Study Says

Youth who recently have become homeless are more likely than other youth to engage in risky sexual behavior that can lead to the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, according to a study published in the Jan. 3 online... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Men With Penile HPV Infection Have an Increased Risk of Acquiring HIV

This article was reported by AIDSMAP . An article in NAM aidsmap reported on a study of men with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection of the penis and risk of contracting HIV. Since HPV infection of the cervix is associated with higher risk of HIV... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Question on Risk of Acquiring through Close Contact

i have a question about risk of acquiring HIV.Back in December i went to a seedy strip bar with afew friends. One of the strippers got real "friendly"with me real quick. she never touched my penis, wenever kissed, and my clothes never...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I think the likelihood of having been infected with HIV in this way is pretty small. But if you need the reassurance so you won't worry, then get tested.... Read more »

Increased risk of HIV Transsmision to those with HEP C ?

Dr. Dietrich, Can you, or anyone, explain the increased risk HIV transmission from Sexual Contact, to those who already carry Hep C??? (You can feel free to delete the remainder of this if you only have time to answer the above question.)I have...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Congrats! Your HCV is cured! There is no reason to think that you have any more risk than anyone else of acquiring HIV, and there is no association with HCV. What you might be thinking is that people often have the same risk factors for HIV and HCV,... Read more »

Does HIV Infection increase the risk of Deep Venous Thrombosis

Two weeks after a high risk exposure to HIV I began to experience joint pain in the legs and arms and mild lymph gland pain under my arms. The pain in one of my legs increased significantly and was diagnosed as Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT). Whilst...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi.Thank you for your inquiry.I looked into the medical literature regarding the link between Deep VenousThrombosis (DVT) and HIV infection. Although there were case reports ofthrombosis in persons with HIV infection, there was no apparent direct... Read more »

Risk of increasing HIV resistance to classes of drugs when there is insufficient virus to do a geno or phenotype

I read much discussion on this forum about starting HAART in rare situations where VL remains undetectable and CD4 counts are normal....but HIV symptoms are bad.If there is no detectable VL or a very low one, doesn't that mean you cannot do a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
You're correct that if you don't have resistance testing, that you cannot accurately assess the presence of drug resistance.That said, the risk of drug resistance depends a lot on where you may have acquired HIV, and the prevalence (rates)... Read more »
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Have i acquired HIV AIDS? please help..

Posted by Veer2112, 2 Replies
Last night i met this strange lady and we got intimate and had unprotected sex. She is 34 y.o lady, disease free and i was 25 y.o virgin disease free.
i was drunk and turned on. we might have had sex more than twice that night and the next morning.
wh... Read more »

Have i acquired HIV AIDS?

Posted by Veer2112
Last night i met this strange lady and we got intimate and had unprotected sex. She is 34 y.o lady, disease free and i was 25 y.o virgin disease free.
i was drunk and turned on. we might have had sex more than twice that night and the next morning.
wh... Read more »

final suggestion and comments on my hiv ans stis status

Posted by chandyram
FINALLY i have tested for hiv, hepatitis -b,heptitis-c,vdrl once again after 31 godsgrace every thing came negative, the following are the the tested results

1) hepatitis -c : result : negative

2)hepatitis b surface antigen
australia antigen
ob... Read more »

Preventing the increasing rate of HIV infections

Posted by PeaceandLove, 3 Replies
So Ive been thinking about this for awhile and wanted to post this but wasnt sure if I should, but after reading an article today that I noticed on CNN, I thought it was a sign that I should post it. The article was basically about how HIV... Read more »