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Other non-occupational HIV PEP programs may be available through emergency rooms or local clinics. Your city or state department of public health may have more information about HIV nPEP programs in your area. This list merely reflects formal programs that we are aware of at the time of publication. Commentary The decision to use nPEP is a difficult one. Even if you participated in an activity that put you at high risk for HIV infection,...
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How often should a low risk person be tested?

QUESTION #1: Hi! I have tested HIV neg and am not "High risk". How often should I get an HIV test?QUESTION #2:My question is...if you practice safer sex ie: latex condoms 100 % of the time on a regular basis and experience no leaks or...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your questions.In regard to low risk exposures:If you have tested negative more than 6 months after your last possible exposure to the virus, and you do not engage in risky behaviors (unprotected intercourse, giving oral sex, sharing... Read more »

Risk Exposure - Feeling Anxious and Swollen Glands

Hello there, Apologies if this has been answered before. I have been through the site but there is still anxiety.My story is somewhat a little shameful and definitely been a little stupid of late. I am a gay male who met up with another male in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sexperience #1. Generally PEP would not be recommended for oral sex with a partner of unknown (reportedly negative) status.Sexperience #2. Unprotected (including broken-condom) receptive anal sex carries the highest risk for HIV... Read more »

What do "Low" and "High" risk really mean?

What does it mean when an activity is "low" or "high" risk? I realize it ishard to specifically quantify the level of risk asociated with activities so it is given in general terms.However, I'm not sure I know exactly what...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. The terms High Risk and Low Risk are actuallyrelative terms. Generally speaking, risks could either be no risk, low risk,or high risk.No risk: This means there would be no chance of infection. This includesnot having... Read more »

My doc told me that on treatment transmission risk is extremely low. Is he correct? (TRANSMISSION RISK WITH UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD, 2009)

It is quite difficult to find specific answers and I was only able to find a study from Switzerland which seems very encouraging. I asked my doctor about the risks of transmission during effective HAART and he said that the risk is not zero but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"It is quite difficult to find specific answers . . . ." WHAT??? Not here it isn't. Just use the search function and you'll find very specific answers to questions you've not even thought of asking yet. Go ahead. Give... Read more »
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LowRisk Sex with the HighRisk and salivary glands

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have had a swollen gland in the right side of my neck, under my jaw for about FIVE months. It is not tender, and flucuates in size. The GP thought it was a submandibular lymph node; however, the ENT believes it to be my submandibular salivary... Read more »

Low Risk/High Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What does Low Risk/High Risk mean? I mean, how many low risk people turn positive? Obviously, high risk people have a better chance of testing positive, but does low risk mean that the risk is virtually none? Thanx.

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Swollen lymphnodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am today at 10 weeks after a one time risky behaviour (oral sex on prostitute, rubbing of penis head on vaginal lips before condom intercourse). Lately I've occasionally felt a slight discomfort on the side of the throat (under the chin), on... Read more »

High risk and low risk and their conclusive result periods

Posted by optiplex, 2 Replies
Window period should be same for all cases whether its high risk or low risk. There are cases where people got infected through low risk and came out clean even after high risk exposure.
virus cycle is going to be remain same in someone got infected... Read more »