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Does Everyone Exposed To Hiv Get Infected

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Ask the Experts

HIV exposed, but not infected?

Has it been determined if some people can actually be exposed to the HIV virus and not become infected?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Some people have a genetic variation (known as delta-32 allele) that confers a strong, although not complete, resistance to HIV infection. This genetic variant apparently is not common. Read more »

Exposed but not infected with HIV?

1) Is it theoretically possible to be exposed but not infected to HIV? In the past I have had... Read more »

Husband Dentist Exposed to HIV on Job Yesterday

Dr. Bob,My husband is a dentist and was exposed to HIV while drilling a patient's tooth. ... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...guidelines to assist health care workers in preventing and treating the secondary infections that can afflict U.S. children exposed to, or infected with, HIV, were published by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Families of Philippine Seafarers Exposed to High Risks of HIV Infection

...work abroad accounted for 35 percent of new HIV infections in the Philippines last year, according to the country's National AIDS Council. "The confluence of 'mobile men' with money away from family and social connections and with the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AP/ Yahoo! News Examines Increasing Use of Social Networking Sites to Reach People Exposed to HIV, Other STIs

...the rising number of public health agencies that are utilizing social networking Web sites to reach people who may have been exposed to HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. Health departments traditionally have used letters and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...information on PrEP. Who Should Use PEP? Workplace Exposure PEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed to HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a... Read more »
Connect With Others

Exposure risks with known HIV positive man

Posted by 2010Worrier36, 1 Reply
...weekend met another gay male who told me he was HIV+ after we had fooled around. I'm now worried that I put myself at risk of exposure. He has been positive for 13 years now and seemed to care about safer sex. These are the possible risk... Read more »

HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
...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 really discussed in great depth and... Read more »

Help I Need Answers Think I've Been Exposed To Hiv

Posted by Fearful26, 2 Replies
...101 or 102,pretty high.They took urine samples.I told them i have white tongue,my lips felt dry i told them i think i've been exposed to a std,i did'nt say hiv.They gave me some meds for a infection or bactaria,i took it the same day.Lately from... 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 »