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"Premature Aging" and HIV: Dispelling Myths and Calculating Risk

Here's the bottom line on "accelerated aging" among people with HIV: It's probably not as bad as you think. Plenty of scary headlines have made their way across the Internet in recent years, decrying the body-decaying effects of getting older and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South African Blood Service to Stop Calculating Donors' Risk of HIV Infection Based on Race

The South African National Blood Service on Friday said that it would no longer use race as a risk factor for HIV infection in donated blood after the country's health minister said the policy "smacks of racism," London's Guardian reports.... Read more »
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Odds and Ends

Benefits of Resistance Testing During Pregnancy The usefulness of resistance tests for HIV-positive pregnant women may outweigh their drawbacks. Resistance testing -- a way of measuring to which drugs a person's HIV is likely to be resistant -- is... Read more »
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Statistically calculating the chances of infection

I recently contracted NSU from an act of unprotected sex in Malaysia. I don't think that the girl was a sex worker or drug addict as no money was exchanged or requested. According to the WHO there are approx 13,000 HIV positive women out of a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. I have seen many people trying to use statistical data to determine their individual risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Unfortunately, in real-life situations, no statistic that you see... Read more »

Odds of Severe Side Effects vs. Odds of Developing OIs

Dear Doctor: With some horror, I have read on this website some of the possible side effects of anti-HIV meds. Particularly troubling is the occurrence of heart attacks and liver complications. I wonder, how does one balance the odds of developing a...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
While many of the posts on this and other sites are preoccupied with adverse effects of HIV therapies, serious side effects from these medications are rare. For instance, many are legitimately concerned about heart attacks secondary to combination... Read more »

Odds of Severe Side Effects vs. Odds of Developing OIs

Dear Doctor: With some horror, I have read on this website some of the possible side effects of anti-HIV meds. Particularly troubling is the occurrence of heart attacks and liver complications. I wonder, how does one balance the odds of developing a...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
You know what my response is going to be because it involves straightforward common sense. First, there is no free luncheverything in life comes at some cost. We try, however, to balance the costs against the potential gains, and to do those things... Read more »

Odds of Severe Side Effects vs. Odds of Developing OIs

Dear Doctor:With some horror, I have read on this website some of the possible side effects of anti-HIV meds. Particularly troubling is the occurrence of heart attacks and liver complications. I wonder, how does one balance the odds of developing...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
This is the key question: given that, in most cases, the treatment for HIV infection will be a life-long affair once it is started...WHEN TO START???Well...this would be when the benefits of treatment (avoiding disease progression or death)... Read more »
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Odds?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Four weeks ago I had unprotected anal intercourse (I was receptive). His HIV status is unknown. Let's assume that he's positive though. I'm not going to go over all the stress I've been going through. The only so-called symptom that I've had has... Read more »

Calculator for risk of HIV related Aids or Death

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What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »

Hallmark symptoms? Odd timing?

Posted by KenC, 1 Reply
Hello everybody. I am still learning about ARS and HIV symptoms. So please bear with me. When does oral hairy leukoplakia or candidiasis start to come in when a person has been exposed and infected to HIV? Does it occur during acute infection? ... Read more »