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Hiv And Bodily Fluids

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How can I get HIV?

I have heard and read several times about the various ways of contracting HIV. However, I would like you to explain into detail how the contraction occurs. I learned women are more prone to the HIV than men, is that true? Is there a complete cure...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...HIV is present in many of the bodily fluids, especially the blood, semen and vaginal secretions. The most common means of contracting Read more »

HIV test and Liquid?

Hi Doctor,I was wondering, I took an HIV test on the day I had a cold. The night before I had a... Read more »

HIV test and Liquid?

Thank you Dr. McGowan for your previous answer, I apreciate it. So I guess I should stop worrying.... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Court-Ordered HIV Test Requires Exchange of Bodily Fluids

...prosecutor had no notice that such evidence was required to overcome a defense objection. Therefore, the court agreed to strike the AIDS testing order, but remanded the matter to permit further hearing on the issue if the prosecutor so requests. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mandatory HIV Testing Should Be Instituted for Public Health, Safety Officials Exposed to Bodily Fluids, Commentary Says

...HIV testing should be mandatory in Massachusetts when public health or safety officials are exposed to a person's bodily fluids, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MMWR Report Examines False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv . The ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Overview of False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...(CDC's) June 18, 2008 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (early release). The MMWR report covers oral fluid rapid HIV testing done in sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in New York City (NYC) from March 2005 through May 2008.... Read more »
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Can i get HIV if i lick a vaginal fluid on-----

Posted by von, 1 Reply
...Hi can i get hiv if i lick a fresh vaginal fluid on her underwear Read more »

HIV in K-Y liquid?

Posted by finnakirk, 1 Reply
...If the contents of a bottle of k-y liquid are tainted with blood or semen containing the hiv virus, can the virus survive in that liquid environment, and thus be transmitted if applied to one's genitalia or an open wound? Read more »

What are the positive facts?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...innaccurate the HIV antibody testing can be...ie lot's of false positives. Even more radical stuff about not having solid proof of AIDS being caused by HIV...What is this all about? And what is everybody's thoughts on these theories? Read more »

how much hiv in vaginal fluids

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...female blood infect them via intercourse. I read that it is like males pre- cum fluids, where they have found small amounts of hiv virus in only about one-third of pre-cum samples. Are these small amounts of virus in fluids able to infect... Read more »