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Does Safe Sex Refer To Not Getting Pregnant

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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...can get infected if they drink breast milk from an HIV-infected woman. Women with HIV should use baby formulas or breast milk from a woman who is not infected to feed their babies. Fact Sheet 611 has more information on HIV and pregnancy. Contact With Blood HIV is one of many diseases that can be transmitted by blood. Be careful if you are helping someone who is bleeding. If your work exposes you to blood, be sure to protect any cuts or...
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Safe sex (POSITIVE PREGNANCY)

My questions are: Is it advisable for couple on medication with cd4 above 150 to have unprotected sex cos we want to have baby? Does protected sex have any negative effect on anyone already on medication? Apart from condoms, are there any other form...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...first question involves pregnancy while being HIV positive. See the information below that addresses this topic in detail. Unprotected sex is not a good idea, due to the possibility of dual infection (reinfection, superinfection). There are safer... Read more »

Pregnant, + ELISA, indeterminate western blot (PREGNANCY AND INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT TEST, 2010)

I saw some threads about this subject - my OB informed me of a positive ELISA test and indeterminate western blot for HIV in my pregnancy bloodwork. He has now drawn more blood to send off for a PCR test. From research I've done, it is really rare...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV being "dormant" in your husband, it is possible, if your husband has not been tested in the past 10 years and if he had unsafe sex with an HIV-positive person or shared IV drug paraphernalia in the interim, that he could have contracted the... Read more »

Un protected sex

i was wondering if there was a cream or a gel that is being tested to prevent HIV.. My Boyfriend do not like useing condoms, I am undectable have been for years. I havent missed any of my meds in a very long time, I have a cd4 count of 800 and i am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and get HIV tested immediately and at both the three- and six-month marks from the date of his last potential HIV exposure (unsafe sex). There are many types of condoms commercially available. He should try different types and brands until he... Read more »

Is Safe sex ....Safe...Australian Legal Hookers?

HI Dr. I have written to you recently about safe sex with Aussie legal brothel workers. I am just wanting to check that using condoms with hookers is safe. They are regulated here and have to have full health checks every 6 weeks or they can't work....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
G'day Aussie-Dude,HIV cannot permeate intact latex (or polyurethane). No way. No how. If you used your latex (or polyurethane) condoms properly and if they did not fail (break), your HIV risk with your Naughty-Sheilas would be essentially... Read more »
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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...strains you have, theharder both diseases are to treat. Both HIV and Hep C can pass from person toperson. HIV spreads during unprotected sex andby using contaminated needles and other drugequipment. Hep C spreads mainly by usingcontaminated... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...negative after about 12 to 18 months. What About the Mother's Health? Recent studies show that HIV-positive women who get pregnant do not get any sicker than those who are not pregnant. Becoming pregnant is not dangerous to the health of an... Read more »
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Safer Sex Guidelines

...to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas... Read more »
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Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...difficult to find a place to have sperm washing done. Having Children if the Woman has HIV Without treatment, up to 35% of pregnant women with HIV can pass the infection to their newborns. With proper treatment, the risk of passing HIV to... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
...I had been tested several times. Well I let him know this and he in turn told me he was neg. as well. We had sex but we had safe sex because he had not showed me his results. We practiced safe for a year and a half. Then one day he asked me to... Read more »

do you practise safe sex "when appropriate"...

Posted by victor_noir, 1 Reply
...ok guys, someone please clarify for me. I enjoy surfing some of the gay sex sites and many of them ask if you "practise safe sex." very often and I mean verrryyyy often the response is "most of the time" or "when appropriate." now, I don't want... Read more »

Getting Pregnant Hiv +/- couple

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I am a HIV + woman engaged to a HIV - man. We want to have a baby. What are the options on getting pregnant?? Is artificial insemination the only way?? I read on this website that it's possible to "do it yourself", insert the mans Read more »

Wanting to have a baby

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...until he became sick and could not hide it anymore. We are both still very healthy and not on medications as yet. We have protected sex always but sometimes it can be difficult. Having a family is important to both of us but he has already told... Read more »