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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Despite HIV/AIDS Danger, Casual Sex Remains the Name of the Game for Namibian Men

A private social research firm's report reveals that close to half of Namibian men have more than one casual sex partner -- even though 94 percent of them know that HIV/AIDS is transmitted through sex. Last year, the Social Impact Assessment and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Researchers Say Africa’s Declining HIV/AIDS Prevalence Dangerous

On the sidelines of a reproductive health conference in Nairobi over the weekend, an expert warned that reductions in HIV/AIDS figures in some African countries are likely the result of more people dying of the disease rather than effective... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thais Need Information on Coping With HIV/AIDS; Young People "In Denial" About Dangers, UNDP Survey Says

Although Thai people are well-informed about HIV/AIDS and how to avoid contracting the virus, they need additional information on coping with HIV/AIDS and supporting people who are living with the disease, according to the results of a survey... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Are animals a danger to HIV+s?

I want to invite my HIV+ friend to an event to be held at a sort of indoor botanical garden that has monkeys, parrots, etc. Could these creatures present a danger to his health? Also, are there any pets that are particularly safe or unsafe for HIV+...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It depends. Common household pets (dogs, cats) pose no special danger, but kittens less than 6 months old can carry toxoplasma, so HIV+s should be extra careful to wear gloves to change litter boxes and wash their hands if there are kittens around.... Read more »

HIV DRUGS ARE DANGEROUS AND TOXIC? WHEN NEW DRUGS!!!!

Hello Dearest Experts, Although it may be true that Hiv Meds might prolong progression to ARC (Aids Related Complications) it seems that the current medicines out to treat the disease are deliquent and inconsistent in allowing patients who spend...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Craig-We do indeed need a new generation of antiretrovirals that are less toxic and maybe we are just starting to see this happen. But, I will tell you, I am a glass half full kind of guy. In my early HIV career I did research on CMV retinitis... Read more »

Flu vaccine dangerous during actute HIV infection?

Is it dangerous to be administered influenza (or other) vaccines if you were recently infected with HIV? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No, it's not dangerous. Vaccinations may transiently cause a rise in viral replication, leading to a transient spike in viral load. However, the beneficial effects of appropriate vaccinations far outweigh any even theoretical risks... Read more »

word has it that viramune is just too dangerous as an anti-hiv med!

Dr. Bob,Please tell me the truth, I always value any advice you say. Dr. Bob I have heard that viramune is really a drug patients with hiv wish to avoid since it often can cause fatal liver syndrome suddenly and unnaturally. That means that even...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Will Nelson? As in The Willy Nelson the country singer with the bad voice and equally bad hairdo? Is this question going to have something to do with "OF ALL THE GIRLS I'VE LOVED BEFORE?" Gosh, I do love it when the stars write... Read more »
Connect With Others

Is HIV dangerous?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Guys,
I know this board is basically focus on HIV related issue. There are a lot of guys come into contact with sexual intercourse and worry about whether he(she) gets infected. To be honest, there are thousand of more dangerous diseases out there... Read more »

Breast secretion - dangerous ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

I had a possible exposure to HIV 2 days back. I engaged in protected vaginal sex (latex condom) with a sex worker. I suckled her breasts - and noticed that upon squeezing them a thick white sticky fluid was secreted (possibly some sort of... Read more »

HeteroSex is DANGEROUS!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
For all those who continually say heterosex is not as dangerous for a man.. Here is a posting from JAMA HIV/AIDS

The rate of male-to-female transmission was not significantly different from the rate of female-to-male transmission (12.0 per 100... Read more »

Dave's Web In Danger - HELP NEEDED!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Guys, have you heard about Dave, an HIV+ guy that was running a network of Web sites to help HIV+ people and provide information to the worried wells? He is in a lot of trouble now, because he doesn' have enough money to pay to his provider. I was... Read more »