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Hiv High Risk Activities

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Get the Facts
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...with which you can make your own decisions about where you want to fit in on the continuum from safer sex to riskier sex. Each time you engage in a sexual activity, you choose (whether consciously or unconsciously) the level of risk you are comfortable with for that moment. Safer sex often involves use of latex condoms, latex dental dams, plastic wrap, latex gloves and finger cots as barriers between the infectious fluids and mucous...
Ask the Experts

Anal Rimming my HIV possitive partner without and other Sexual activity

The day before my partner found out he was HIV positive I licked and rimmed his anus. We did not do anything else. No anal penetration , no Penis to mouth contact. We never and still haven't had sex. So I was doing research online and saw that I may...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the risk by using a dental dam barrier (or piece of Saran wrap). As for whether to rim or not, only you can decide what level of risk you are willing to take. At least now you have the facts.Dr. Bob Read more »

pretaking HAART to prevent HIV infection

Hello,I have a degree in biology and is in process of going to Pharmacy school in the fall. I did a research for my undergrad thesis on HIV and found out that a person could go to the hospital immediately after exposure to HIV and be given an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) can help prevent HIV transmission. Unfortunately it is not 100% effective, even when appropriately prescribed and taken immediately after HIV exposure. Read more »

HIV positive, elevated liver enzymes

I'm HIV positive since January 2008, currently not on treatment. Today during my routine blood work my liver enzyme values came back somewhat high, ALT 62, AST 47. My hbv and hcv serologies were negative as of September 2008. My doctor immediately...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Your ALT and AST are only mildly elevated. Liver function tests can be mildly elevated from various medications. I think your doctor is right on top of things to be asking Read more »

<99,9% very risky?

Hi Doctor Conway!I'm a bit confused about some risk interpretations. It's commonly known that unprotected sex carries risk of HIV trasmission, however some of this activities are considered high risk even if the odds are <99,9%. I'm not a doctor nor...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...infection and the other does not. Second, the consequences of becoming infected are so significant that they make even a low risk of such a catastrophic event occurring quite significant. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

France: Unemployment as a Risk Factor for AIDS and Death for HIV-Infected Patients in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

...the association between social situation and disease progression among patients diagnosed as HIV-positive since the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Late testing was taken into account. The authors designed a prospective... Read more »
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 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 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 Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV from blood on Toilet paper?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...of their blood onto toilet paper, and then a minute later i used the toilet paper to wipe my vagina....would that put me at risk? i am extremely worried about this! Read more »

Am I at high risk for infection?

Posted by talktal, 2 Replies
...extreme panic, but he said he was tested negative 3 months ago, and did not ejaculate during the intercourse. Am I still at high risk to contratc hiv since it was a transsexual sex worker? Read more »

Sex while on Period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was wondering if the chances of woman contracting HIV increases if she has intercourse with a HIV+ partner while on her period? I have'nt had much luck finding anything on that, Read more »

Cunnilingus and Sore Throat

Posted by Anonymous
...performed on a woman) is unlikely to cause the transmission of HIV. If the male has a mild sore throat, does this make it a high risk activity? Does this qualify as an "open sore"? How many cases of cunnilingus-related transmission have been... Read more »