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High Risk Factors Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

A rural Florida community -- where researchers in 1986 determined that heterosexual sex and not mosquitoes was the primary transmission route of HIV -- continues to have high HIV prevalence, although prevention programs might have helped lower the... 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 »
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

16 year old HIV+ patient without risk factors

I recently had a patient diagnosed with HIV. The patient was 16 years old and had no risk factors. She had never had sex or used any illicit drugs. However, her mother has also been HIV+ for the past four years. I would like to know where to...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.Sometimes when a person tests HIV positive, we initially are not able to determine how they became infected. But very often, when we investigate further, we do discover how the person actually did became infected.In a... Read more »

Risk Factor?

Recently I found out that a sexual partner I was with is HIV+.We had unprotected sex and he came inside of me. He is on meds, and has a viral load count of 'undetectable'.Is this one time exposure enough to have infected me? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Theoretically yes, absolutely. Unprotected sex with an HIV-positive partner is always a risk for HIV transmission, even if the partner is on meds and his last HIV plasma viral load was undetectable. Because you had a significant exposure,... Read more »

lipodystrophy [and risk factors, measures]

I'm on a HAART regimen since June 2002 (I was PC diagnosed) and I'm feeling quite well. Viral load: 63...CD4: 287. Any side effects. But Lipodistrophy is always the menace! I'd like to ask you this:- How high is the risk to get...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
According to opinions expressed by many HIV-specialist clinicians, the highest risk of the meds you mention is stavudine for lipoatrophy. There is controversy and argument about this every step of the way.Please remember that a risk factor is... Read more »

Risk factors

Hi Dr. Bob.In my search for information on the risks of unprotestected anal sex, I find that there is a lot of information saying that the person on the recieving end it at a very high risk, but there is nothing ever said about the risk to the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,To actually conduct a study on this would, of course, be unethical. What we are talking about are degrees of risk. Unprotected anal sex has the highest probability of HIV transmission. That said, there are factors that can modify any risk... Read more »
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Should I be worried about HIV-2 (high risk exposure, symptoms)

Posted by HIV2Scared, 1 Reply
Hello everyone!

I am a 20-year-old female who just returned from studying abroad in Cuba. I had unprotected vaginal sex one time with a bisexual man and gave him oral sex. He came in my mouth but did not come inside me during vaginal sex.

6 days... Read more »

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 »

High Risk Contact, ARS Symptomatic, and Scared

Posted by desertfox, 2 Replies
I'm writing this to relieve tension. I am a worrier by nature (Taken anxiety meds before# but I'm also very analytica and honest with myself. What I am not is smart when it comes to thinking with the head on top of my shoulders vs the other guy... 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 »