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Factors That Contribute To HIV/AIDS

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Researcher Says Poverty, Bisexuality, Domestic Abuse, Drug Use Contributing Factors to Southern HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Several factors -- including poverty, bisexuality, domestic abuse and drug use -- contribute to the increased incidence of HIV/AIDS among blacks in rural Southern states, according to a University of Alabama researcher, the Associated Press ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cultural Factors Contribute to High HIV Prevalence in Belize, KPBS Reports

Several cultural factors are contributing to HIV prevalence in Belize, which is the highest in Central America, KPBS' "KPBS News " reports. According to KPBS, an estimated 5,300 residents -- or 2.5% of the adult population -- in Belize are... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Wide Range of Factors Contribute to High HIV Risk Among Black MSM in the U.S.

This article was reported by NAM aidsmap . NAM aidsmap reported on a study that links HIV risk among American black men who have sex with men (MSM) with demographic, behavioral, economic, and biological factors. The research, part of the HIV... Read more »
Ask the Experts

what factors influence lifespan of HIV+ people?

Hi, I am a medical student who is interested in specialising in HIV / AIDS upon graduation. From reading the forums I found that the following factors contribute to the longevity of an HIV+ patient's life: - age: older = faster progression to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is exclusively for the discussion of side effects of HIV treatment for patients and care providers.... Read more »

Acute HIV acquisition risk from different factors.

Hey there,First off I'd like to say what an informative site. A lot of information on here and it has put my mind at ease. I would like to ask a few questions about my Hiv risk. I was tested for Hiv 4 years ago and thankfully the results came...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiGreat questions:1. Oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission. A broken tooth is not an increased risk. If you had active bleeding or open sores then it would increase your chance.2. I agree with our friend, again oral sex carries the... Read more »

side-effect co-factors

Thank you for answering my first question. My second is: What behaviors and environmental factors do you think contribute to the side-effects of HIV medications?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am not sure how behaviors contribute to side effects since side effects are more linked to intrinsic properties of a particular drug or chemical. There are likely genetic pre-disposition for certain side effects that may relate to say how well a... Read more »

AVN Both Hips and Factor Five

HIV+ for 18 years and about 2 years ago I had a clot to lung and found out I had factor five. I also started Truvada, prezista and norvir and diagnosed with AVN in both hips after 1 1/2 years of starting them. I have been researching and find AVN is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The risk for avascular necrosis of the hip appears modestly increased in HIV+ person. I am unaware of any data demonstrating that any of the more modern HIV regimens-such as your regimen-is linked to a further increase in risk. Use of steroids, high... Read more »
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Risk Factor and Assessment

Posted by Anonymous
I have a question for anyone who is knowledgeable in HIV infection risk factors.

About 15 weeks ago I had unprotected sex with a female stripper for about 40 seconds to a minute. I stopped her after that. I did not ejaculate. In the following six... Read more »

Risk factor?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it likely to catch HIV if you have vaginal sex with a man without a condom, but he doesn't ejaculate inside you? (there might have been some pre-cum) Read more »

risk factor

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If a guy is masterbating himself and has precum on his hands and then touches my vagina with that same hand does it put me at any risk for hiv? Read more »

risk factor and window period questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
hello. i've been having horrible anxiety and haven't been able to sleep very well. I messed around with a confirmed HIV positive person. I rubbed my penis along his butt, touching his anus, but there wasn't any penetration at all. Also, I tested... Read more »