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Don't Know How I Got Hiv

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"Don't know how I got HIV"

Every now and then I come across a story of a person who claims he/she does not know how they got HIV. They claim not to be drug users, promiscuous, high risk etc. This has me worried. What if I end up getting HIV through some bizarre way I cannot...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Fortunately, you can have sex and not get HIV. Almost every person who acquires HIV knows how they got it or can narrow it down. This is not a virus that is easy to get. It does not live well outside the body, is not spread through the air and... Read more »

my lover has been told that he may have HIV , and I don't know what to do

my lover has been told by his dentist that he may have HIV, I would like to talk to him about this... Read more »

hiv+, don't know about hcv yet

I was recently dx hiv+, hep a & b negative, but no mention of hcv. On a recent cbc myAST was... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Unsafe: A Third of United Kingdom's Youngsters Don't Know HIV Can Be Passed Through Unprotected Sex

An increasing number of students in the United Kingdom are unaware that HIV can be transmitted through unprotected sex and by sharing drug needles, according to recent figures from a survey of 140,000 students conducted in 2001. The Schools Health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Don't You Both Need to Know About HIV?

Tomorrow, National HIV Testing Day, Philadelphia couples are encouraged to take part in a new campaign, "Get Tested Together," which kicks off at 11 a.m. in Love Park, 16th Street and JFK Boulevard. The idea for the campaign's focus came from... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

United Kingdom: Over 50 Percent of Scots Don't Know All the Ways HIV Can Be Transmitted

This article was reported by the The Mirror (London) . The Mirror reported that a new study showed that stigma and untrue myths about HIV still exist in Scotland. The study, conducted by YouGov and released by Scottish HIV service... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

400,000 Thais Have HIV but Don't Know It

An estimated 400,000 people in Thailand do not realize they are infected with HIV, the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Center warned at a recent AIDS conference in Bangkok. "This is the reason the virus is still spreading across the country," said Dr.... Read more »
Connect With Others

I don't know if I'm HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I don't know if I'm hiv+ or not. I personally think it is because
I have so many symptoms like swollen nodes in my neck, always
tired, itchy red spots over my body, cough (PCP maybe),
diarrhear, dizzy all the time. They simply last too long (more
tha... Read more »

Am I really HIV+ - don't know what to believe!

Posted by barbara123, 1 Reply
Hi,

I will try to keep this brief, I was diagnosed as having ITP in 2002 after, blood tests, bone marrow tests, steroid treatment and finally splenectomy and discharged with out a second thought.

In 2009 I was diagnosed HIV+ while being pregnant with... Read more »

DOn't know

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I cheated on my boyfriend 2 years ago. Just started reading up on HIV thought I had most of the symptoms and still think I do. However I tested last week and came out negative but I think I have athh the symptoms is the test right? or should I test... Read more »

Don't know what to think...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I've read numerous articles on the risks of being infected with HIV and other serious diseases like hepatitis from nail salons. While there has never been a confirmed case of transmission this way and it's thought of as being an extremely low -... Read more »