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Resting CD4+ T Cells Have Protection Against HIV, But Protection Fails When Cells Become Active, Study ShowsResting 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 »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello 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 »
Rocky Mountain CARESHiA 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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Posted by spiritflame67, 1 ReplyCan 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHi, 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 »
Posted by pozlady, 3 RepliesAre 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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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyTook 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 »
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