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Hiv High Risk Activities

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Use and HIV Transmission Risk Behaviors Among Individuals Who Are HIV Infected and Were Recently Released From Jail

The authors evaluated highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) use and risk behaviors among 177 inmates who were HIV-infected and were released and then re-incarcerated in San Francisco jails during a 12-month period. A quarter of the adults who... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Crystal Meth Use Can Increase High-Risk Sexual Activity, Lead to Increase in Number of HIV/AIDS Cases, Study Says

Crystal methamphetamine use can "spark high-risk sex" and might have contributed to a recent increase in the number of new HIV/AIDS cases reported in South Florida, according to a study published in the March issue of AIDS and Behavior , the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Crystal Meth Use Increasing High-Risk Sexual Activity Among Heterosexual Men, Could Lead to Increase in HIV Cases, Study Says

Crystal methamphetamine use is leading to an increase in high-risk sexual behavior among heterosexual men in Northern California, according to preliminary results of a study published Thursday in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , the ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV risk and testing "low risk activities with hiv+ person"

I am writing because I am in a relationship with an HIV + male. We dated for 2 months before he told me about his condition and during that period of time we practiced low risk sexual activities (oral sex). I now tested with a third generation elisa...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There are many ways for "magnetic couples" to be happy, healthy, and sexually active together. However, all of this takes open and honest communication between partners.In terms of testing, a test at 6 weeks will... Read more »

high risk sex: am i hiv positive i have not been tested?

hi there, i have been very sexually active over the years since i was 17 and i am showing up signs that are associated with aids and the virius that infects the body.i have been with 16 to 20 people plus i have experienced beastiality thruought the...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The indicators of HIV/AIDS are too numerous to recount here. However, you have had high-risk sexual activity over a long period of time and you (and your fiancee) should get tested ASAP. Don't put it off-- go tomorrow. If you're indeed... Read more »

Low Transmission Risk Activity, Possible ARS, Just Need Some Clarity

Thank you so much for your time, you are providing such a great educational resource on The Body! I have extreme anxiety about getting HIV because I had a friend who became infected from a low risk activity (oral with cuts in mouth). I've been...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI hope that my answers can calm you down and lower your anxiety.The answers to your questions:1. Symptoms after exposure can happen or not happen during the window period. This time frame can start at 3 weeks post exposure than any time during the... Read more »

Safer Sex and anal/oral sex "Question about high risk and low risk"

I have been reading your Q&A for quite a while, and I found it's informative. But recently I'm a little unsure about the HIV transmission risk. Basically, to have single partner who you know his status should be safer, compared to...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the questions,I can understand how some of this might be confusing, let's tease the pieces of your question apart.Firstly, your risk was <b>very low</b>. It's important to note that protected sex poses <b>no... Read more »
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high risk activity + symptoms the next day or two--risk?

Posted by scaredtoday, 1 Reply
Hi. I have read many answers and realize many people worry needlessly about activities that aren't really high risk (e.g., oral sex or protected sex). My risky behavior was indeed risky although I'm not sure how much. I am a woman and basically... Read more »

Recent High-Risk Activity and possible symptoms of ARS

Posted by paranoid88, 3 Replies
Hi all,

I am a gay male and I was recently spending a month in Spain and I decided to be a little promiscuous and do some anonymous cruising. On July 6th, I had an encounter with one guy and he was rubbing up against my anus. He then tried to insert... 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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High risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know that unprotected sex is a "high risk" activity for getting AIDS. But what is exactly meant by "high risk?" Is it over 50% chance?
75%? I have been having unprotected sex with my new girlfriend for a
few weeks now. Can I assume that IF she is... Read more »