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Hiv Risky Behavior

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

Almost 33% of soldiers in the Nigerian navy say they have had sex with a commercial sex worker, and nearly half reported not using a condom, according to a survey published in the June 21 issue of the journal Biomedcentral Public Health , BBC... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1 in 6 New Yorkers Engages in Risky HIV Behavior: Survey

On March 2, New York City's HIV Bureau reported that in a 2004 cross-sectional survey of adult residents, of the 18 percent reporting unsafe sex or drug-use behavior, 92 percent still believed they had no HIV risk. Expanding from those results, one... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UN Highlights Asians' Risky Behavior With HIV/AIDS

Asia had an estimated 960,000 new HIV infections and 630,000 AIDS-related deaths over the past year, bringing the total number of HIV/AIDS cases in the region to around 8.6 million, UNAIDS said today. The disease, the agency warned, is thriving on... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Risky Behavior with HIV Partner

My partner has HIV, on meds regularly for over 2 years now and has a consistently undetectable viral load each time tested. Recently, for whatever reason, we've been getting riskier and riskier in our sexual behavior. 1) He recently penetrated...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThere have been some new studies stating that someone who is on meds and has an undetectable viral load the risk of HIV transmission decreases by 96%. So yes your unprotected intercourse does pose an increased risk but again with your partner... Read more »

Risky Behavior

I had unprotected gay sex with 2 different partners, both indicated they were HIV negative. The sex was brief dipping and not to completion, meaning neith partner ejaculated inside me. Both of these events were 3 and 4 weeks ago respectively. Last...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:It's not that the test is wrong. it's that your body has not had enough time to produce antibodies in sufficient enough quantities that can be detected by the test. Only a negative HIV test at the 90 day mark can be considered... Read more »

Swollen Glands 6 weeks after risky behavior

I was recently in Vegas and received oral sex with a condom on from a prostitute for about 5 minutes then she finished with her hand. The condom was on the entire time for the oral and it was off for the hand. About 6 weeks later my lymph nodes in...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiOral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV infection and when it is protected you are protected. What didn't protect you was having unprotected sex with others. That's what could have put you at risk. This is risky behavior. Though I think... Read more »

alcoholism and risky behavior

Dear Dr. Frascino,I am a resident (medical) and recently tested negative after three months for an exposure with a sex worker. I can't stress enough to everyone how important it is to get tested despite how scary it is. Your kind words and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Steve,Thanks for taking the time to write in. Facing your fears and seeking help when in need are important lessons to learn and can help you to become an effective and compassionate physician. Experiencing illness from both sides of the... Read more »
Connect With Others

Regret deeply about my very risky behavior

Posted by WhyWasISoStupid, 1 Reply
To get to the point, I had an unprotected sex with a sex worker. Although she says she has a regular job. And I pulled out after several minutes, put on a condom and finished it. But that won't change a thing. I feel very ashamed and so very... Read more »

Oral Sex (How risky)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Can someone contract hiv from performing or receiving oral sex? If so is it a low or high risk behavior. Thanx.

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Can symptoms of HIV arise in 8-9 days of a risky activity?

Posted by vaibhav87, 1 Reply
I had unportected oral sex 10 days ago. I become conscious during the process, and i asked her to stop within a minute of the act. I understand that the risk of HIV from insertive oral sex is very low. However after 8 days of the act, i had a sore... Read more »

Freaking out - almost all symptoms and several risky acts, please help

Posted by VeryWorried9438, 2 Replies
Since yesterday I've been freaking out fearing potential HIV infection. Have been spending countless hours reading up on this stuff, reading others' stories, and still unsure how to proceed. Talking to someone here and getting your... Read more »