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Health Risk With Undetectable Levels

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Entry level health-care workers and risk of infection

Hello,Thank you in advance for taking the time to read my question. I'm a med school applicant concerned with risk of disease transmission at work. As a nurses' aide at an ER, I clean floors and surfaces in common areas (among many other duties.)...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would consider this a very low risk of transmission since we are mainly concerned about frank blood or body fluids in the eye per se. Even then the risk of transmission Read more »

LTR Sexual Health

Hi,I'm in a monogamous, long-term relationship with an HIV negative partner. He is the insertive... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...Without treatment, up to 35% of pregnant women with HIV can pass the infection to their newborns. With proper treatment, the risk of passing HIV to newborns drops to 2% (see Fact Sheet 611 .) Artificial insemination, a simple procedure, places... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

... CD4 (T-cell) Count (See fact sheet 124 ): This test measures the strength of your immune system. It also indicates your risk of developing opportunistic infections (See fact sheet 500 .) Higher results are better. Get a baseline test and... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

... Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living Read more »
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At Risk Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...fatigue and a bad headache. These symptoms lasted for 24 hours. I don't ever get the flu, so it freaked me out a bit. At risk or a hypochondriac? Thanks and peace to all. Read more »

post to read every day

Posted by nightsunami, 7 Replies
anybody here infected by oral sex? i Read more »

8 Years Back Incident

Posted by guy_32, 1 Reply
...years back and it lasted for 2 to 3 mins. That is the only incident in my life until i got married in 2003. My worry is am i at risk of contracting HIV with the said incident? So far i am very healthy and no complications with the health. I know... Read more »

Female to Male Transmission Risk (Dr Bob)

Posted by Sprite1, 3 Replies
And just as I was entering the home stretch a little bit calmer... Dr Bob's answer to the question "I've heard that female to male transmission is very low" has really scared me. http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Current/Q187720.html ... Read more »