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Estimate Your Odds Of Having Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among Youth

Fast Facts Youth aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 26% of all new HIV infections in the United States in 2010. Most new HIV infections among youth occur among gay and bisexual males; there was a 22% increase in estimated new infections in this group from 2008 to 2010. Almost 60% of youth with HIV in the United States do not know they are infected. Youth in the United States account for a substantial number of HIV...
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Odds just don't stack up

Hi Ryan,Been browsing though the site.. and am struck by the odds on offer against being infected by HIV, In just 20 years, 40 million people just can't be that unlucky, for example the good dr bob estimates he was a 1 in 300 long shot to get...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Figures on the odds of HIV transmission per episode of unprotected sex with an infected person come from studies conducted among serodiscordant sexual partners (one HIV+ and one HIV-). One recent study looked at serodiscordant couples in Uganda, and... Read more »

Odds of having HIV

I work in a hospital and recently cut myself on a pair of bloody scissors that were used on a patient, even though the cut was not deep I still bled, straight away I made the wound bleed under a tap and then went straight to my occupational health...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello there-This is a tough question to answer because it depends on many factors (was source patient infected, if so what was their viral level, etc), but according recent estimates, the risk of transmission from a Needlestick injury with no other... Read more »

Resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: My odds & HIV

Heya Dr Bob, I've been reading thebody.com for a while now and really do appreciate the constant replying you do (dont you ever get a little tired of it all?) =) I'm a 22 year old heterosexual male from Sydney (but a really horny one). I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello "Really Horny" #1 Aussie Fan,"Number 1 Aussie Fan?????" Hmmmm . . . I'm not sure about that. I've heard you have some "stiff" competition on Oxford Street, Paddington.Your HIV risk broken-condom sex... Read more »

2 minutes w/o ejaculation, odds?

Dear Doc,I'm a Dutch guy who last week had an unsafe encounter with a female prostitute (also Dutch/European if it matters). When she said she didn't use condoms I foolishly had sex with her, but only for 1-2 minutes, because I soon...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi David,The estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV from unprotected insertive penile-vaginal sex with an HIV-positive partner is 5 per 10,000 exposures. This is, of course, only a statistical estimate and therefore cannot be applied as an actual... Read more »
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Odds?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Four weeks ago I had unprotected anal intercourse (I was receptive). His HIV status is unknown. Let's assume that he's positive though. I'm not going to go over all the stress I've been going through. The only so-called symptom that I've had has... Read more »

are the odds so in our favor?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Reality has shown me that the odds people talk about are just WAY OFF. They say unprotected vaginal is 1/10,000 or somethin? or even say 1/1000. Then why the hell are the majority of the people being infected from ONE time sex with an infected... Read more »

CDC infection rates estimate.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The CDC estimates that half the gay population is infected with hiv. The question is how do they know they are if they have not tested?

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1 in 7 patients given early HAART could manage without it later, researchers estimate

Posted by ashler1977
"14 adult patients who also started a course of ART soon after infection, who subsequently stopped it, and have not had to re-start because they have largely and in eight cases completely maintained undetectable viral loads for at least four years... Read more »