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Do You Get Hiv From Genetic Or Environmental

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS, Environmental Advocate Hattoy Dies

Bob Hattoy -- an HIV/AIDS and environmental advocate who in 1992 was the first HIV-positive person to address a national political convention -- died last week, the Los Angeles Times reports (Woo, Los Angeles Times , 3/6). Hattoy died of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Structural and Environmental Barriers to Condom Use Negotiation With Clients Among Female Sex Workers: Implications for HIV Prevention Strategies and Policy

The study authors sought to assess the relationship between environmental-structural factors and client condom-use negotiation among female sex workers in Vancouver, British Columbia. Using baseline data from a 2006 community-based cohort of female... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Carolina: Department of Health and Environmental Control Offering Free or Low-Cost Testing for World AIDS Day

In recognition of World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, DHEC will offer free or low-cost testing for HIV. "In South Carolina, more than 14,000 people are known to be living with HIV/AIDS, and we estimate that one HIV infection occurs in the state every nine... Read more »
Ask the Experts

environmental hiv transmmition

Hi Dr.my quetion is that "as soon as the blood is dride the HIV virus present in it also died" this statment is true? durring shaking hands some cuts and wounds present on hands of person which is HIV possitive if my hand come in contact...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Tanks for your question. HIV cannot survive for long in dried blood. If it is still liquid (an oozing wound) then it may be infectious. Your intact skin is a great barrier against HIV infection. For you to get infected from a wound on another... Read more »

HIV environmental transmission

Ms. Southall,I'd first of all like to thank you for your time in answering my question. I've been having quite a bit of anxiety related to the possibility of contracting HIV.I am a 19-year-old male. I am not sexually active, nor do I use...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk of HIV transmission in your situation is HIGHLY unlikely! Your open wound would have to come into contact with a significant amount of blood, vaginal fluid or semen. HIV is not transmitted through saliva or sweat. The contact would have... Read more »

hiv in environmental treatment

Hi!I know the question has been asked like for a thousand times, so I hope it doesn't bother you to explain it a little bit to me.Actually, I would like to know, WHY exactly, fresh chewed chewing-gum, that has blood in it, is not a risk for...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hi,HIV cannot be transmitted from pre-chewed gum. There are only a few ways HIV can be transmitted:Sexual transmission. Unprotected sex between a person infected with HIV and an HIV-negative person.Blood exposure. This can occur through injection... Read more »

HIV risk from "Environmental contact. Please help!"

I am a recently married young male. I was planning a bachelor party for a friend and a couple of us went to a local adult store to buy some "props" my buddies paid for the items and we left. I walked out first and held the door open for...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There is absolutely no risk from the situation you describe. None. For so many reasons that it's hard to list them all here. The primary reasons are that #1 too much time passed and #2 fluid didn't get up inside... Read more »
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unusual environmental exposure?

Posted by unusual
I need advice please. I recently used a public toilet, when i wiped myself I realised the tissue was wet. I checked the roll and it had previously been dropped in the toilet. I know its a long shot but I cant stop thinking It could have been dropped... Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

mutated hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Recently Is that true the fact that exist mutated hiv(can't detect Antibody test)?
If the fact's true.. How should we do?

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