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Healed Incision And Hiv Transmission

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? Can I get HIV from injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been infected with HIV from being stuck by needles in non-health care settings? ...
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Can two HIV negative men develop HIV/AIDS from having unprotected sex with each other?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...fallen below 200 cells per cubic millimeter of blood. Also called the T-cell count, the CD4 count ranges from 450 to 1200 in healthy individuals. In some people, the T-cell decline and opportunistic infections that signal AIDS develop soon after... Read more »


I want to start by saying thank you for the support you give to all of the members of this site. I'm going to admit this is a far fetched question, but, it has been on my mind. A couple of weeks ago I was at a friends apartment. His roommate...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the body and practically nothing lives when frozen in the icebox and then soaked in Jack!Relax Max. Have a toast to your good health.Cheers. Bottoms up! (Hey, now there's a potential way to get HIV: "bottoms up" without a condom.)Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV related Staph

I have been poz since 1993, have never had an oportunistic infection, however 6 years ago my CD-4 dropped to 198 (no meds then) so I have the diagnosis of AIDS. Currently my CD-4 count remains in the 700 range and has for the past 5 years. My VL...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...bacteria, there are several effective oral antibiotics that can be used to cure this infection. Sometimes these infections require incision and drainage and a couple of rounds of oral antibiotic treatment. Read more »

Staph Supa Bug and Being Poz

Please doc, tell us about the new supa bug. If you're poz, what are the risks and stuff? I be so scared.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation those who had deep, multilayer incisions. Oftentimes, there may be redness and other inflammatory changes around or near a surgical incision that just reflect wound healing or allergic sensitivity to tape or other dressing and do not indicate... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

... You cannot get HIV from donating blood -- a new, sterile (clean) needle is used for each donation. Some people, primarily healthcare workers, are infected through needle sticks with infected blood, or through other medical accidents. This is a... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...later in their disease than men andfewer women than men are getting HIV treatment. This can have a negative impacton women's health. Women may postpone medical care and treatment due to anumber of barriers including: Limited access to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...have a cure for HIV. Because it is a serious illness, many people with HIV disease are willing to try almost anything to get healthy. Some unproven treatments may be harmless, but others can be dangerous. For example, one brand of "Brain Wave... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...chemical processing plant. Its functions include: Changing nutrients into chemicals and proteins that your body needs to stay healthy Storing nutrients from the foods you eat Breaking down drugs and alcohol Removing waste from your blood ... Read more »
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Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
...Before you worry your head off about HIV, please make sure you understand some basics to see if you if you were at risk. What is HIV? How is HIV transmitted? Read more »

Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...wearing it. Moreover, avoid sex with strangers, while under the influence of substances (I was drunk during the act), and ask health-related information you care about before you rush into sex. Information will help you decide how far you want... Read more »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by health2010, 1 Reply it true that an hiv test is invalid if the blood drawn for the test is among several drawings of blood duirng the same session for other tests? Read more »

Conflicting HIV information for transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...unprotected. I never gave her oral and we never had sex. Now she is sick and gets fevers a lot. I'm afraid she might have HIV. I thought you couldn't get HIV from getting a blowjob from someone, but I see a lot of info online saying you can! ... Read more »