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Does Everyone Exposed To Hiv Get Infected

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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

New 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... Read more »
National Association of People With AIDS

Ask Dr. Rashbaum: How Can I Determine When I Was Exposed to HIV and Who Infected Me?

Dr. Bruce Rashbaum We fielded a question recently on, and passed it on to Dr. Bruce Rashbaum. You can submit your own questions for Doctor Bruce by clicking HERE . Here's the question (personal details edited out!): I have a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Families of Philippine Seafarers Exposed to High Risks of HIV Infection

Men -- chiefly seafarers -- returning from contract 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... Read more »
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am at risk if exposed to hiv infected blood during delivery

i delivered a woman who was passing by neighborhood without gloves,however i used polyhene bags to bring the baby out but when i as cutting the cord,i used bare hands and had some blood spills on my hand,i wrapped the baby and observed her before i...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello thereWhat a good deed you did- it was very lucky that you were there to deliver the baby. I think your risk of getting HIV are very low for the following reasons: 1) you saw no active cut on your hands to indicate bleeding; 2) the woman was on... Read more »

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
In order to be infected, certain receptor and coreceptor proteins on immune cells are needed, including one called CCR5. Some people have a genetic variation (known as delta-32 allele) that confers a strong, although not complete, resistance to HIV... 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 multiple high risk sexual encounters. Three and a half years ago shortly after a high risk encounter I developed SHINGLES. I experienced extreme pain for...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I think you have tested enough for HIV.MH... Read more »

Can a exposed finger prick cause HIV infection?

Good Evening,I got a HIV test by getting a blood sample taken by a finger prick from a lancet, the test turned out Negative. Approximately 11 hours after the test I had sex with a woman and applied some saliva from my mouth to my fingers, one of...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,If I understand you correctly, your finger had closed up well before the time you put your finger inside the vagina of the woman you had sex with. You know this because you pressed on it.Hope this helps,Erik... Read more »
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Exposed to HIV 4 days ago & need advice

Posted by jnewt79, 1 Reply
I am trying to be pragmatic about this, but I would be lying if I said I wasn't incredibly distressed. 4 days ago, I met man online for sex. I asked him his status, and he told me he was negative. We kissed a lot (tongue in mouth) and then I gave... Read more »

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

Posted by Fearful26, 2 Replies
Ok on Feb20-26,i spent those days over my ex-boyfriend's house.Feb 26 is when i went home,our last un-protected sex encounter.To make a long story short,i believe i've been exposed! Because around March 7-11,i have experinced flu-like symtoms,high... Read more »

When exposed to HIV you are exposed HEP also?

Posted by Anonymous
I heard this is true because most people with HIV are coinfected with Hep. This means that the window period is at least 6 months, right? Anyway, if you have more questions go to and FEAR of HIV forum. Ask them the window period fo... Read more »

Exposed through Oral Sex?

Posted by Buzz1, 2 Replies
I was just diagnosed as HIV positive about three weeks ago. It must have been a very recent exposure since I was testing negative in mid-late July but for about a month this summer I was very ill (fevers, rash, fatigue) so I was seroconverting and... Read more »