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Hiv Direct And Indirect Impact

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

Initial HAART With a PI Versus a NNRTI: Discrepancies Between Direct and Indirect Meta-Analyses

Roger Chou of Oregon Health and Science University and colleagues reviewed 12 trials over 24 weeks comparing non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor-based highly active antiretroviral treatment, which can sometimes be administered once... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Could Implementation of Australia's National Gay Men's Syphilis Action Plan Have an Indirect Effect on the HIV Epidemic?

Across Australia during the past decade, incident infections of syphilis and HIV have increased, especially among gay men. Syphilis epidemics also have resurged, coincidentally with increases in HIV diagnoses, in other industrialized settings.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Businesses in Asia Should Take Action to Minimize Impact of HIV/AIDS, Survey Says

Companies in Asia should take action while HIV/AIDS prevalence is below 1% or risk having the disease erode their businesses, according to a World Economic Forum survey released on Friday, Reuters AlertNet reports (Reuters AlertNet, 9/9). The... Read more »
Ask the Experts

AIDS transmission through indirect sexual contact

Hi doctor,This is embarrassing, but i am a male was a dared to put on a pair of women's panties. I found out later that the pair of panties was worn by a woman with AIDS who had sex 8 hours ago and used them afterwards. I was made to put on...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
NoDW... Read more »

Total and indirect bilirubin high, change treatment?

On November, 2000 I was diagnosed with HIV and had viral load and CD4 of 330,000 and 250, respectively. I started treatment with Combivir and Rescriptor on January, 2001. After 6 months of taking these medications, viral load was under 50 copies and...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Epivir (lamivudine) and Zerit (stavudine) are not likely to be sufficient therapy for you and as you surmised do not constitute highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). You should not restart this regimen until you discuss it with your doctor... Read more »

Indirect Sports Contact - Possible transmission?

Hi Shannon,Just need a professional feedback on this.Scenario:I was playing basketball with a bunch of friends and strangers. One of the strangers have a wound on his palm. He have a band aid on, but the wound is bigger than the band aid, and blood...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk through sport exposure is extremely low to no risk at all. There would have to be a direct exchange of body fluid. Since none of your scratches were open there is no risk there. Also just by rubbing your eyes or nose your hands would have... Read more »

indirect contact - risk assesment

One month ago, I had protected sex with a female occasionally prostituting herself. She said she was not infected, making tests regularly. She added she always did with condoms.When I got out of her, the condom was still well in position, no sign of...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the question,There really isn't any risk from what you're talking about. For HIV to transmit, I usually say that HIV positive body fluid must come out of someone's body and go immediately/directly into another person's... Read more »
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Indirect Exposure?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently visited a strip club while out of town. During a dance I briefly touched the vaginal area of the dancer. About 10 minutes later, while driving home, I placed the finger in my mouth. I believe the fluid had dried in that time. Would I... Read more »

Indirect contacts during mutual masturbation

Posted by Orso, 1 Reply
I am at my first sexual encounters, so the question may sound silly. English is not my mother tongue, so I apologize in advance for any mistakes or problems in explaining myself.

I know mutual masturbation is considered as a safe form of sex. I also... Read more »

MTV needs people impacted by HIV

Posted by Anonymous
MTV Needs the Names of Young People for a Programme on HIV/AIDS
Please reply directly to

Staying Alive, MTV's HIV/AIDS global awareness campaign is looking for
names of young people up to the age of 25 whose lives have been... Read more »

Anyone went directly to aids defining symptoms?

Posted by Brickwall, 2 Replies
Is there anyone that went directly from infection to aids defining symptoms?

I had a severe primary infection 3 weeks after risk, then it has stayed/got worse now 20 weeks..

Please help! Read more »