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High Risk Factors Hiv

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DOES HAVING HERPES PUT YOU IN HIGH RISK FOR HIV

RYAN I THINK THE WORK YOU DO HERE IS GREAT. I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT IF YOU COULD ANSWER MY QUESTION. I AM MALE AND HAVE RECENTLY BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HSV. IT IS REALLY DIFFICULT FOR ME, AND I WAS WONDERING IF I COULD SPREAD IT BY HAVING...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...There is evidence that the presence of genital ulcers, like those caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV), increase the risk of HIV transmission. A condom that prevents fluids from coming into contact with the ulcer should sufficiently protect you... Read more »

worried about high risk for HIV

yes i am a current worry well. I've written in several times (and even donated - hoping that it... Read more »

Living with HIV & a CAT is high risk: Real or Rumor?

I was told that a cat was highly infectious and can be a threat to my health. Do I have to get rid... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Florida Community Where Heterosexual Sex First Identified as HIV Risk Factor Still Has High HIV Prevalence, Study Says

...to Reuters Health. Unlike the 1986 survey, the more recent survey showed that men who had sex with men were not at a higher risk of HIV infection than other residents. However, residence in a high-risk neighborhood had become a risk factor. Both... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Psychosocial Factors and Substance Use in High-Risk Youth Living With HIV: A Multi-Site Study

...The team undertook the current study to test relationships between psychosocial factors and alcohol and illicit drug use among high-risk youth living with HIV (YLH). In five cities, 186 YLH (ages 16-24) classified as high-risk (defined as having... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Risk Factors for Spread of HIV in Afghanistan High, Health Ministry Says

...World Bank has granted $10 million to the health ministry for identifying and creating public awareness among groups most at risk of HIV/AIDS, the government said (Salahuddin, Reuters, 5/26). Back to other news for May 2008 Search the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

France: Unemployment as a Risk Factor for AIDS and Death for HIV-Infected Patients in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

...the association between social situation and disease progression among patients diagnosed as HIV-positive since the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Late testing was taken into account. The authors designed a prospective... Read more »
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very high risk, boyfriend hiv+, am in a panic

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...terms with the fact he did not tell me, or insit on protecting me, i do understand he tried, and he thinks he didn't put me at risk because of the nil viral load and the no ejacultaion, but i feel like he threatened to kill me and can't trust... Read more »

Exposure risks with known HIV positive man

Posted by 2010Worrier36, 1 Reply
...who last weekend met another gay male who told me he was HIV+ after we had fooled around. I'm now worried that I put myself at risk of exposure. He has been positive for 13 years now and seemed to care about safer sex. These are the possible... Read more »

Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
...penis. I immediately washed my penis with warm water and dry it up. I am concern because online it talks about how you can get HIV if any contaminated fluids goes as far as touching the glans. Please confirm if this is true or not. I have no... Read more »

Risk of HIV from receptive fellatio ...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...thoughts on what I am about to say, that would be great. Here we go. It is certain that receptive fellatio carries a theoretical risk of HIV transmission - but so does getting hit by a meteor, and you don't worry about that do you? It is also... Read more »