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Hiv/aids Needs Assessment

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Northeast Colorado Conference Discusses HIV/AIDS Needs Assessment Findings

Rural Solutions, an organization in northeast Colorado, held the "Community HIV/AIDS Education and Action Conference" as part of its ongoing effort to address issues related to HIV, the Sterling Journal-Advocate reports. At the conference, the... Read more »
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

On the Eve of World AIDS Day, Surgeon General's HIV/AIDS Assessment for America: Good ... Bad

Washington, D.C. -- On the eve of World AIDS Day, Assistant Secretary for Health and Surgeon General David Satcher said that although infections may have fallen, HIV/AIDS still represents a severe and ongoing crisis in America, particularly for men... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Assessing Receipt of Medical Care and Disparity Among Persons With HIV/AIDS in San Francisco, 2006-2007

In San Francisco, "a high proportion" of people with HIV/AIDS establish "timely and adequate" care after learning of their HIV-positive status, according to the authors of the current study. Even so, the team noted that delayed entry into care for... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Risk Assessment Really Needed

Hi, Richard,I am sending this question to you since I do not have an answer yet and I am pretty scared:Am I at risk for HIV from mutual masturbation and fingering a woman ofhigh risk from Uganda? I am afraid that some of her vaginal secretionswere...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, Terry:I would not be concerned. The virus does not live well outside of the human body. Any virus present on your fingers would not be able to infect you. Also, the virus needs direct access to the bloodstream. In this situation there would be... Read more »


Hello Dr. Bob,I'm donating $150 to your cause please assess my situation; In March I had vaginal intercourse with a girl I later learned was high risk, my condom broke and I was exposed for I think somewhere around 1 to 2 minutes.My symptoms...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. "Symptoms" are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. A negative HIV-antibody test outside the window period trumps symptoms each and every time. So your symptoms are not HIV related, because you... Read more »


i am not sexually active from past few(5)months and my hiv report and other stds are all negative... but almost everyday i have bleeding hangnails and my job involves in meeting many people everyday with whom i have to shake i need worry...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
There is no risk from these situations at all.If you find that it's difficult for you to accept this, even after hearing the explanation, it may be helpful to seek out a professional who can help you manage some of this anxiety/stress.Hope this... Read more »

Please Doctor assess my risk....

A few days ago i had sex with a girl, don't know her HIV status (assuming she is positive). In the beginning i fingered her and then stopped and started to put on the condom immediately after that. The problem is that i touched for a few...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereNo, I would not consider this a risk for HIV infection. Contrary to popular belief, HIV is a relatively hard virus to get. There needs to be a significant amount of HIV+ body fluid passing from one person's body directly/immediately... Read more »
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Assess Your Risk for HIV and Other STDs

Posted by bartleby, 1 Reply
Answer this anonymous questionnaire to discover your level of HIV risk. 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 »

Risk assessment, or, how screwed am I?

Posted by ratherconcerned, 1 Reply
Hi, I'm a male who has sex with men, and I have an HIV-related concern. My last negative HIV test was on 4/7/08, which was 45 days after an unprotected encounter with another guy who I know fairly well and who claims to be HIV-. (I was both the... Read more »

Risk Assessment for an encounter.

Posted by achem, 1 Reply
If anyone could please help me to assess my risk of contracting HIV from a recent sexual encounter it will be much appreciated. I am going to get tested regardless, but am hoping for some peace of mind in the meantime.

I am a guy and five days ago I... Read more »