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Hiv Made Simple

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV Message Is Simple -- Get Tested; Efforts to Lower the Rate of Virus in Black Community Focus of Tuesday Gathering

Community organizers in San Diego are hosting an event on Tuesday they hope will galvanize African-American efforts to tackle HIV/AIDS locally and nationally. "I Am My Brother's/Sister's Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS" will be held at 6 p.m. in the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Needle-Exchange Programs "Simple, Effective Step" For HIV Prevention, Opinion Piece Says

Although HIV cases among Hispanics and blacks in the U.S. are "increasing at a dangerous rate," the federal government is "ignoring a simple, effective step" of allowing federal funding for needle-exchange programs, Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.), chair... Read more »
HIV Prevention Justice Alliance

Risky Women: Disrupting Simple Notions of Women's HIV Risk

Monday, December 9, 2013: 11:00 AM 12:30 PM EST To RSVP & register for this webinar, please click here! In 2012, the FDA approved Truvada for PrEP use among adult women and men who are "at risk" of HIV infection in the U.S. But exactly... Read more »
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simple hiv question

i've had sexual intercourse with an escort oral and vaginal with a condom should i be worried about gettin hiv or an std or am i just stressing my self out ...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Condoms are very effective at preventing HIV infection if used properly and consistently. You can further reduce your risk by using a dental dam (latex barrier..often flavored) during oral sex. The risk of HIV spreading orally is much lower... Read more »

Simple list of longter side effects of HIV treatments

Dear Doc,Where can one get a simple, single list of all possible side effects of HIV meds? I'm not looking for it by the different meds but just one list like HBP, High cholesterol etc. And also what organs may be affected by HIV+ and/or...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
With > 20 medications on the market with scores of possible combinations that can cause differing side effects in different persons depending on underlying medical conditions et cetera it is not possible to put together a simple list with any... Read more »

Simple Question, asking for simple answer

* High Risk Exposure, insertive sex w/o protection w/ high risk person* 3 negative Elisa tests 6, 14 and 23 weeks.*After last Elisa Symptoms persist. Is it warranted to get one more Elisa test at 26 weeks to be sure, or is the 23 week mark a worthy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Idiot in Need,Actually, I would have certified you as WOO-HOO-able after your negative 14-week ELISA. The negative 23-week test merely corroborates what we (or at least I) knew at week 14 that you are HIV negative!Now you can change your name... Read more »

one simple question .

Hi. After reading this forum I have one question. Is there any test for HIV infection, made after any time that gives 100% sure of not to be infected of any HIV strain?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
NO.MH... Read more »
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a simple question on hiv's survival

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I found there was some stain on my razor after it was borrowed by one of my friends one day before. So I put it under tap water flow for 30 seconds first, and dried the blade up. Then I scrubbed the blade with Iodine soaked cotton stick for several... Read more »

Simple question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What does hiv stand for?

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quick and simple question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Please answer straighforwardly PLEASE. Is a bruise, YES or NO, a symptom of acute retroviral infection, or associated in any way with early symptoms of hiv?????Thankyou Read more »

A simple question Please....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a hetero man (42) who has only had protected vaginal sex in the last 15 years or so-seriously. I have also had a few ( less than 5) episodes onf giving oral on a woman w/out a dental dam. I have never done drugs, has a blood transfusion or been... Read more »