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Hiv How Hard Is It To Pass On

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"How soon is HIV contagious?" Possibility of passing HIV to baby through casual contact?

Dear DoctorsWhen you are exposed to HIV, how long does it take to became contagious? Is it immediately? About an hour after a violence where the aggressor even stung me with a syringe, I kissed my baby on the mouth without thinking about it because...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,It's hard to answer when exactly someone would become contagious. But in the situation you're describing I'm more curious about your risk and how you <i>wouldn't</i> be able to pass it on... Read more »

I dont want t pass on what I got

Hi doc, this internet is driving me mad everyone seems to be saying differen things. Im hiv... Read more »

Symptoms worsening after Dr. Bob's passing

Hi David,I hope you can help me.I'm embarrassed to admit that I've got an irrational fear... Read more »

Robert Vazquez-Pacheco on Race, ACT UP and Why Older HIV/AIDS Leaders Need to Pass the Torch

When AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) formed in the spring of 1987, its mission was clear: AIDS was no longer going to be ignored. If that meant shutting down Wall Street, interrupting a CBS Evening News report , and dropping a giant... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Congress Adjourns Without Passing Ryan White CARE Act

While disappointed by the Senate's failure to pass the Ryan White CARE Act, AIDS Action Council's leaders say they remain confident the act will be reauthorized when Congress reconvenes on Nov. 9. "We have been meeting for two-and-a-half years about... Read more »
AIDS United

North Carolina Senate Passes Drug Overdose Prevention Bill

In North Carolina, the state Senate passed a comprehensive overdose prevention bill, Senate Bill (SB) 20. The bill would allow practitioners to prescribe Naloxone, also known as Narcan, to individuals or their families and friends who are "at risk... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

House Passes Syringe Exchange Amendment; Senate Passes Clean Labor/HHS Bill, FDA Reform Still Pending

Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (Labor/HHS) Appropriations Good News in the Senate: The Senate today passed its Labor/HHS appropriations bill (S. 1061). No changeswere made to HIV/AIDS-related funding proposed by the Labor/HHS... Read more »
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Passing on HIV via Saliva

Posted by SaltyWater, 2 Replies
Now I know you can't catch HIV by kissing, but imagine this scenario

You know someone is HIv and your cool with it. You know you cant catch it by french kissing, but suppose the negative person had core / cold core on the edge of his mouth, if the... Read more »

has anyone here knowingly passed on the virus in a

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
my v/l is undetectable and my health is the best its ever been. my partner and i have had a baby and both she and my partner are negative.has anyone passed on the virus, female to male or otherwise with an undetectable v/l?
i need real people facts... Read more »

so hard after 15 years!

Posted by jessicaannx0, 2 Replies
Ok so im 22 years old and my dad had HIV i was only 5 years old when he passed away my mom always told me that he died from something else and i believed every word that she said. when i turned maybe 14 years old i didnt hear it from her i heard it... Read more »

Hard to cope

Posted by southerncharm, 5 Replies
So I tested positive, but I believe that I have been positive for at least 2 years. I just ended a relationship with a guy that I really loved and still do. I had a staph infection and when they did blood work they found that I was positive. My... Read more »