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Hiv Protection

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Resting CD4+ T Cells Have Protection Against HIV, But Protection Fails When Cells Become Active, Study Shows

Resting CD4+ T cells have a "powerful" protein shield that protects them from being invaded by HIV, but the cells lose that protection when they are activated to fight an infection, allowing HIV to enter the cells, according to a paper published on... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV Protection for Breastfed Infants

Although breastfeeding by HIV-positive women is discouraged in resource-rich countries, it has been shown to protect infants from death in poorer countries. Without the protective elements in mother's milk, these infants have a higher risk of dying... Read more »
American Society for Microbiology

Circumcision Alters Penis Microbiome, Could Explain HIV Protection

Circumcision drastically alters the microbiome of the penis, changes that could explain why circumcision offers protection against HIV and other viral infections. In a study to be published on April 16 in mBio ®, the online open-access journal of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

can i get hiv from protected sex?

i had protected sex with sex worker no body fluids touched me. it lasted only 30 seconds and the condom didnt brake. can i get infected?...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:In this case, no. The condom protected you from HIV. In health,Richard... Read more »

Odds of contracting HIV through protected sex

What are the odds of contracting HIV through protected vaginal sex with a person known to have the virus? How do those odds change with protected anal sex? I have not been able to find a straight answer on this, and there are many different...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Another QTND (Question That Never Dies). The odds of contracting HIV through "protected" sex (vaginal or otherwise) with a poz partner are exactly zero, zilch, none, nada, nyet! That's assuming that "protected" means the... Read more »

Likelyhood of getting HIV after protected sex with a hooker--so stressed and scared

Dear Dr.,This forum is amazing. My fears and anxiety are starting to consume me so I figured I'd try to ask some questions to clear things up.Almost a month ago I had protected sex with a hooker in california. I used a latex condom and she...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Stressed Out on the East Coast,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail (break).Your "symptoms" are not consistent with nor worrisome for HIV ARS (acute... Read more »

chances of contrcting hiv during protected sex

What is the risk of hiv transmission??...vaginal intercourse with a male of unknown status; latex condom was used, it did not break, and he pulled out before ejaculating. ...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiA condom protects you against HIV, not 100% but very close to it. You would not be someone we would recommend testing for if this was your only exposure. Though we do encourage anyone who has ever had sex to be tested at least once a year to know... Read more »
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HIV from protected anal

Posted by spiritflame67, 1 Reply
Can you get HIV from protected anal sex? The condoms had no holes nor did it break or have anything abnormal. Could I have gotten HIV from this?? Read more »

Do condoms protect against HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, are condoms extremly effective against HIV? I'm just wondering if anyone konws anyone, or contracted HIV while performing safe sex? I'm sure the virus has to have been transmitted whle condoms were used in the past a few times or so by some... Read more »

How to protect your partner when you are dating someone who is not HIV Positive?

Posted by pozlady, 3 Replies
Are there any other measures that are important besides the use of condoms that one should take when dating someone who is not HIV Positive?
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You can't always protect them

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Took my teenage son for an HIV test today. He had no risk factors. The counselor asked him why he even wanted to be tested?

He told her. Because my girlfriends parents found out my mom has HIV and they want to make sure I don't have it before I... Read more »