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Hiv Infection Risk After Exposure

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AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...The Bottom Line What's My Risk of Getting Infected With HIV? Most people know how HIV is transmitted (see Fact Sheet 150 ). They also know about safer sex guidelines (see Fact Sheet 151 ). However, they may still be exposed to HIV. This can be by accident or because they take part in some risky behavior. When this happens, they always want to know how likely it is that they got infected with HIV. There Are No Guarantees! You can't...
Ask the Experts

Please answer: New findings, "OESTROGEN CREAM TO HELP REDUCE HIV INFECTION IN MEN"

Is this for real? My gf = +. And I would like to f**k her without a condom. What do you think? Please reply Dr. BOB. You know that this is a new topic, and needs to be discussed further. Topical Oestrogen Keratinises The Human Foreskin and May Help...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Langerhans cells are also part of the body's natural defence against HIV and only become vulnerable to infection with HIV when exposed to large quantities of HIV virions. Investigators at the University of Melbourne hypothesised that rather than... Read more »

HIV Infection Risks??

Please comment on some issues that I am concerned about. What is the risk ofHIV infection thru getting a hair cut? If it exists, what would be expected level of preventativepractices for hair care workers? What is the risk of infection thru eating...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...transmitted through any form of casual contact.In summary, in order for infection to occur, 3 things must happen: You must be exposed to pre-cum, semen, vaginal secretions, blood, orbreastmilk. The virus must get directly into your bloodstream... Read more »

PEP after blood exposure?

In general, I'm very careful about sexual risks, although I have sex frequently. Recently, though, while kissing an anonymous MSM partner in a bath-house, I noticed that my mouth was full of blood. I'm reasonably sure the blood was his, since...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...infected, then you are at risk for HIV infection. HIV infected blood coming into contact with mucous membranes poses a significant risk for infection.PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) needs to be started as soon as possible, and is probably not... Read more »

What is my risk of infection?

I am a married male who had unprotected vaginal sex for 5-10 minutes without ejaculating and also performed very brief oral sex on a woman I do not know. She said she was a stripper, had tatoos and body piercings and had drug problems (And I thought...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Having unprotected penile-vaginal sex with an HIV infected person puts you at risk for HIV infection. The risk of transmission through performing oral sex on a woman is much smaller.The odds of transmission to you in one episode Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in the United States: Impact on Lifetime Infection Risk, Clinical Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness

...to identify critical input parameters. In a cohort with a mean age of 34 years, the results showed PrEP reduced lifetime HIV infection risk from 44 percent to 25 percent and increased mean life expectancy from 39.9 to 40.7 years (21.7 to 22.2... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...guidelines to assist health care workers in preventing and treating the secondary infections that can afflict U.S. children exposed to, or infected with, HIV, were published by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...caused by several different illnesses. If you have any of these symptoms and if there is any chance that you were recently exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider about getting tested for HIV. Testing for Acute HIV Infection The... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...safe if: Both of you are uninfected (HIV-negative); You both have sex only with your partner; and Neither one of you gets exposed to HIV through drug use or other activities. Oral sex has a lower risk of infection than anal or vaginal sex,... Read more »
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hiv infection risk PLEASE help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
ok a few hours ago i had a bleeding bit at the skin on the bottomcorner of my index finger so i went and got a bandaid. i had just washed the cut and tryed to put the bandaid over it the first time but didnt manage. i then looked again and there... Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...Bush is not in touch with what works and what doesn't. He fails to understand the importance of promoting condom use to prevent HIV infections from occurring. Condoms have been used successfully to prevent HIV infections from the time, when HIV... Read more »

Florida 69 and the rest, read what my research is

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
http://www.avert.org/needlestick.htm http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/diseases/needlestick_injuries.html You guys if you read these youll see why im so damn paranoid ok im so sorry for all of this shit im doing to you and fuck dont say in hurting... Read more »

Advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to catch the HIV virus from your fingers/penis coming into contact with vaginal fluid whilst removing a condom? Say if you had small cuts on your fingers like you would get if you bit your nails? or if the fluid came into contact with... Read more »