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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks your immune system. During its initial assault (which is known as acute infection or primary infection ), your immune system tries to mount a defense. That defense can cause many people to develop symptoms that usually go away after a few days. Here's the catch: Those symptoms, when they do occur (most people experience only very minor symptoms, some people experience none at all), are almost...
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HIV from oral sex

Dear doctor,I am a male age 30 yrs. I had oral sex ( My penis and her mouth ) with a prositute. Can I become HIV positive if the prostitute had HIV?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...HIV being transmitted in this way, but it is fairly rare. In general terms, it is probably always linked to the HIV positive person having open sores in the mouth and the penis also having open sores or lesions. Nonetheless, if you have any... Read more »

oral sex

Is it possible for a man to contract aids if another man performs oral sex on him?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...If you are talking about insertive oral sex (the HIV negative man is putting his penis into an HIV positive person's mouth), then the risk is practically zero. There is no evidence to support that HIV is transmitted through insertive oral sex, Read more »

HIV transfer

I have been curious to know about these things lately. If a HIV person has mouth sores, can he transfer HIV to other people while sharing water glasses and food items? And can you get HIV by sharing tooth paste with an HIV positive person?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The answers would be no and no. Next question!Dr. Bob Read more »

PEP and Oral Exposure To Blood

Would you recommend PEP for an individual who provided unprotected resuscitation to an HIV-positive person with significant blood in the mouth?Thank you.
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...would be inclined to do so if there was a significant amount of blood invovlved (from the HIV-positive person, I mean), if the individual who did the ressuscitation had an obvious open lesion in the mouth and if the PEP were initiated in the few... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...one-quarter (252,000 to 312,000 persons) are unaware of their HIV status. Because they do not know they are infected, these individuals are unable to benefit from clinical care related to their HIV disease. In addition, some of these people may... Read more »
Mid-Atlantic ADA & IT Information Center

Questions and Answers: The ADA and Persons With HIV/AIDS

...Introduction Q: What is the ADA? A: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives federal civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...HIV. A blood test for HIV looks for these antibodies. If you have them in your blood, it means that you have HIV infection. People who have the HIV antibodies are called "HIV-Positive." Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Being... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...The HIV continuum described below is representative of the experience of many people with HIV. The time that it takes for each individual to go through these stages varies. For most people, however, the progression of HIV disease is fairly slow,... Read more »
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worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...friend last week,we were just sitting in a corner playing with our handhelp videogames.suddenly a group of 6 homosexual indian people walked past,they were talking and shouting alll weird but me and my friend didnt really bother about them at... Read more »

Asymptomatic Stage Hiv

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
...When a person is Hiv Positive experts say after ars a person will go into an asymptomatic phase. During this phase they say you will have no Read more »

Kissing a HIV- person

Posted by gordon, 9 Replies
...Unless I am mistaken if you kiss a person mouth to mouth and one of you is have HIV+ and the HIV+ person has a small cut in the gums or in the mouth area. The suliva with Read more »

Herpes=HIV??!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that people with HIV have more Herpes outbreaks. I've never had herpes that I know of. Ever. No blisters...anywhere....ever. Im still paranoid Read more »