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Unreadable results (HARM REDUCTION FOR INJECTION DRUG USE, 2010)

A family member had HIV and STD tests done at local clinic. All the results for STDs were negative. The result for HIV test listed unreadable. What does this mean? There can not be a 3 month waiting period as she is sexually active and occasional...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...occasional needle user," why not???Your family member needs to use latex condoms properly and employ harm-reduction techniques for injection drug use. She'll then need an HIV test three months or longer from the last potential HIV exposure... Read more »

HIV and HCV raises infection risk??

if i used condoms for both oral and vaginal sex and partner had both hep c and HIV are the odds of... Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

...Some people connect having unsafe sex with their drug use. Research shows that sexual behavior is the main HIV risk factor for injection drug users. Drug use, including methamphetamine or alcohol, increases the chance that people will not protect... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

92% of HIV Infections in Mauritius Transmitted Through Injection Drug Use, Government Reports

... About 92% of new HIV infections in Mauritius are transmitted through injection drug use, up from 14% in 2002, the government said Monday, Reuters Health reports. Satya Faugoo, Mauritius' minister of health and Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...the infection to their new babies. To decrease the risk of spreading HIV: Use condoms during sexual activity; Do not share drug injection equipment; If you are HIV-infected and pregnant, talk with your health care provider about taking ARVs; If... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...popping and injecting steroids, can put one at risk for HIV and other blood-borne infections. For more information see " How can injection drug users reduce their risk for HIV infection? " Is there a connection between HIV and other... Read more »
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Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such person with 350 cd 4... Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick Read more »

You scared...READ THIS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...transmission per source of expsoure: The information below is from "Antiretroviral Postexposure Prophylaxis After Sex, Injection-Drug Use, or Other Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV in the United States." It's from the U.S. Department of Health and... Read more »

hiv infection risk PLEASE help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
ok a few hours ago i had a bleeding bit at the skin on the bottomcorner of my index finger so i went and got a bandaid. i had just washed the cut and tryed to put the bandaid over it the first time but didnt manage. i then looked again and there... Read more »