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American Association for World Health

HIV/AIDS Quiz

Choose the Correct Answer: 1. T or F: HIV/AIDS has no cure and is spread mainly by unprotected sex or sharing needles with someone who has HIV. True False 2. If you were infected with HIV, you might showsymptoms ... A. within a few weeks B.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington, D.C., Officials Quiz Doctors About HIV/AIDS

Private-practice doctors in Washington soon will be undergoing a test themselves -- city officials are quizzing them on how much they know about HIV/AIDS. "We suspect there are gaps in doctors' understanding of testing guidelines that have changed... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Risk of HIV Reinfection May Be Similar to Risk of Initial HIV Infection

The risk of HIV reinfection, sometimes called superinfection, has not been clearly established. Given the risk of initial sexual HIV infection from a single exposure in population studies is commonly calculated as generally low (although these... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Risk from casual contact with HIV positive friend "very scared need your help"

Hi. The other day I saw a friend of mine who is hiv positive. I shook his hand and then touched my lips which were very dry and cracked bleeding a little. I then realized he had a scratch from his cat on the hand that I shook that my fingers touched...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the question!No risk. There was no HIV+ positive body fluid leaving your friend's body and going immediately/directly inside your body. HIV is not easy to get, it only happens when there is the perfect storm of the things I just... Read more »

Risk from friend's former possessions "HIV does not live 'well' outside the body"

I have been reading a lot lately about HIV because someone i know just passed away and they were HIV positive. Throughout the years that I knew this gentleman he never told me that he was infected with this. Now i am worried. There have been many...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the question,I'm very sorry to hear about your friend's passing. You sound very lucky to have received all these mementos from his life, I'm sure they'll be useful in keeping his memory alive for you.That said, there... Read more »

HIV risk and testing "low risk activities with hiv+ person"

I am writing because I am in a relationship with an HIV + male. We dated for 2 months before he told me about his condition and during that period of time we practiced low risk sexual activities (oral sex). I now tested with a third generation elisa...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There are many ways for "magnetic couples" to be happy, healthy, and sexually active together. However, all of this takes open and honest communication between partners.In terms of testing, a test at 6 weeks will... Read more »

HIV Risk Post Mortem (RISK OF HIV FROM CORPSE OR CADAVER)

I am an embalmer at a local funeral home and yesterday I was exposed to the blood of a person who is HIV positive. The person had spent approximately 2 days at the Medical Examiner's and was refrigerated to a temperature of roughly 35F-40F. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact skin. Plus, the guy had been on ice for two days!See below for other cadaver questions. (By the way, Six Feet Under was one of my all-time favorite television... Read more »
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Low Risk/High Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What does Low Risk/High Risk mean? I mean, how many low risk people turn positive? Obviously, high risk people have a better chance of testing positive, but does low risk mean that the risk is virtually none? Thanx.

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HIV risk from a hickey

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

Can I get HIV from getting a hickey? Thanks. Read more »

HIV risk & subsequent ailments

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I recently had a low to moderate risk of exposure to HIV. I received unprotected oral & then 2 deep kisses from a prostitute who works the streets & for all I know is probably HIV+ she would undoubtedly being doing this for heroin. As well... Read more »

Am I at risk of hiv or std *DELETED*

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