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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Hiv In Household

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passing hiv in household

Can you pass hiv on to others without sexual contact. What if you did not know you had hiv and had semen on your bed and kids slept in bed could they be infected?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello,With the exception of sharing of razors, household transmission of HIV has never been documented.I think that the kids will be fine.BY Read more »

Killing the HIV/AIDS virus germs in the household

My husband is training to be a paramedic and during his clinicals can come in contact with the... Read more »


hepc/hiv coinfection and I am raising four children can you tell me what I need to watch for so the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Impact of HIV Infection on Households in Uganda Described

...(r2=1.72)." "HIV disproportionately affects heads of households, particularly males," concluded the researchers. "Mortality due to AIDS is likely to increase the proportion of female-headed households, and adversely affect the welfare of domestic... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Malawi Plans to Launch Pilot Project That Will Provide Individual Household HIV/AIDS Testing, Official Says

...National AIDS Commission in November or December is planning to launch a pilot project in Zomba, Malawi, that will provide HIV/AIDS testing to individual households, Bizwick Mwale, executive director of NAC, said on Friday, Malawi's Nation ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Related Risk Behavior Among Hispanic Immigrant Men in a Population-Based Household Survey in Low-Income Neighborhoods of Northern California

... The authors compared risk behaviors and HIV testing between recent (in the United States 5 years) Hispanic immigrant men (n=410). The investigators conducted a population-based, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Orphans of the AIDS Epidemic? The Extent, Nature and Circumstances of Child-Headed Households in South Africa

...circumstances leading to the formation of child-only households and highlight that they cannot for the main part be ascribed to HIV orphaning," the authors wrote. "Nonetheless, the number of children living in this household form is not... Read more »
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Just found out Dad has HIV *DELETED*

Posted by concernedson, 1 Reply
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TERRIFIED, PETRIFIED....lover left me

Posted by GodsChild82, 1 Reply
...praying almost every second that he is all right AND that I am all right. I've reached out to friends around the country who are HIV+ and they say that it is a manageable disease. I get that logically, I just wish someone would tell it to my... Read more »

Holy man check this out

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...CDC knows of no instances of HIV transmission through tattooing or body piercing, although hepatitis B virus has been transmitted during some of these practices. Read more »

Important Question; Please read.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...chance what ever was on the bottom of this lid were to enter into my mouth or such, would there be any possibility of catching HIV from such?This is my household bathroom I'm referring to here. I know this is an odd question and I don't like to... Read more »