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Hiv Risky Behavior

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AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...know how HIV is transmitted (see Fact Sheet 150 ). They also know about safer sex guidelines (see Fact Sheet 151 ). However, they may still be exposed to HIV. This can be by accident or because they take part in some risky behavior. When this happens, they always want to know how likely it is that they got infected with HIV. There Are No Guarantees! You can't be sure that you're not infected with HIV unless you are 100% certain that you...
Ask the Experts

Are people exaggerating?

Hi Doctor Bob!!Sorry to write you again. If you answer any one of my letters I will stop, I promise! ;)It seems to me that people are really freaking out for no reason. Why don't you tell them this? No one is going to get HIV from touching a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...either uninformed, misinformed or just plain foolish.6.I agree people (average or not) don't get HIV unless they have risky behavior. However, risky behavior includes not only sharing IV drug paraphernalia and having unprotected anal sex, but... Read more »

Are Canadian doctors following the US diagnosis rules?

Hi,I have a friend who was very sick the other day. He went to the hospital and had a few tests. Apparently they found out he got HIV from a risky behavior that would have happened two or three weeks before. I looked on the Internet and found your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...purposes. There are several possibilities regarding your friend's diagnosis.1.He may have contracted HIV well before the "risky behavior two or three weeks ago." Perhaps there was another risky event that resulted in his acquiring the virus. In... Read more »

how does HIV/AIDS affect the sexual behavior of teens

I was wondering how the sexual behavior of teens has changed in recent years due to AIDS. Does it cause a paranoia type response?
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Not being a researcher, not having read anything on the topic you are asking about and not working with any teenagers I have no way to respond to your question. Sorry not to be more helpful.Michael Shernoff, MSW Read more »

I thought i got HIV from oral sex

Hi Dr Bob, its been a months now that i sent you a question regarding "possibilities in contracting HIV through oral sex" but unfortunately you did not answered them and just ignored maybe because its already a redundant question in this site. Your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Anxious Guy,Yup, all you need to do is convince yourself that HIV is not your problem. You've certainly convinced me!Why not yell WOO-HOO and fugettaboutit?Stay safe. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Misconceptions About HIV, Risky Behavior High Among Members of Nigerian Navy, Survey Shows

...the Nigerian navy. The researchers also conducted interviews with four participants to study the context of high-risk sexual behavior and determine possible content for HIV education programs. The researchers found that although respondents had... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hispanic, Black Men More Likely to Contract HIV From Drug Use, Related Risky Behavior, According to Findings Presented at Conference

... Hispanic and black men are more likely than others to become HIV-positive through injection drug use and other risky behaviors related to any type of drug use, Rhonda Hagler, medical director of the New Jersey-based HIV/AIDS clinic Proceed ,... Read more »
University of California-San Francisco

Video Doc Helps HIV-Positive Patients Reduce Risky Behaviors

...interactive risk assessment and risk reduction counseling program using a video doctor sharply reduces sexual and drug risk behaviors by HIV-positive patients, according to UCSF researchers who developed and tested the intervention. "Our most... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UN Highlights Asians' Risky Behavior With HIV/AIDS

...HIV/AIDS cases in the region to around 8.6 million, UNAIDS said today. The disease, the agency warned, is thriving on risky behavior in Southeast Asia and is slowly taking root in China, the world's most populous nation. Southeast Asia accounts... Read more »
Connect With Others

Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
...to be infected by herpes by a simple contact and in this herpes virus to get HIV as well? Do you think it was a hilgy risk behaviour having 2 protected vaginal contacts and 1 unprotected oral contact with a woman with cold sores? Thanks in... Read more »

RED WINE with Truvada / Viramune

Posted by Augustus, 1 Reply
...won't touch the crap ever again .. if it were not for meth, I would not be HIV + because I would have never engaged in the risky behavior that I did. Read more »

HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...pinched by a needle in the middle finger. i tested negative at 4 month before tht to but i dont think i took part in any risky behaviour Read more »

How long should I wait for testing to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My girlfriend watched a video in school saying that it could take ten years, while testing every five months, to determine if you have AID's. Is there any truth to that? Read more »