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Hiv Spread Through Unprotected Sex

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...very important toreduce your chance of being re-infected with otherstrains of either virus. The more strains you have, theharder both diseases are to treat. Both HIV and Hep C can pass from person toperson. HIV spreads during unprotected sex andby using contaminated needles and other drugequipment. Hep C spreads mainly by usingcontaminated needles, straws, spoons and otherdrug equipment used to inject or snort drugs.Unprotected sex is...
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HIV into urethra during masturbation?

Sir,I'm 15, and I've been masturbating for about an year. I have not really noticed any strange effects in my life, but I feel guilty about it (my religion does not permit me to masturbate).Also, I remember learning in Biology that HIV virus is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...In fact, HIV lives and reproduces only inside human beings hence the name Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV can be spread by unprotected sex (not using a condom). It is not spread by kissing, masturbating, sweat, tears, saliva, urine,... Read more »

Unprotected sex with HIV positive...

One month ago I had unprotected sex with a man who wasn't then aware that he had already contracted HIV. The thing is he ejaculated in me without letting me know in the first place. After a while, after my incessant questions, he finally confessed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...every time we have sex.Dr. Bob's Rule #2: Always remember Dr. Bob's cardinal rule #1.It's indeed unfortunate you choose to have unsafe sex and that your partner happened to be HIV infected. You also choose to bareback as the receptive partner for... Read more »

7 months Dr Joe..

Hi Dr. Joe,I had unprotected sex with a guy of unknown HIV status 7 months ago. Since then, I've done the HIV DNA by PCR test twice and my last antibody tests at 7 months (Abs HIV 1 and Elisa HIV 2) all came back negative each time. I never took...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...status so we are not sure you have been exposed to HIV at all. It seems clear that you did not contract HIV from the initial unprotected sex. HIV has been spread through deep kissing, in the setting of poor oral hygiene (gingivitis and gum... Read more »

Unprotected sex with an ER Dr. - Frightened!

Hi,I'm a female and I had unprotected sex about a year ago with this this ER physician. I asked him to provide his tests results before we had sex, which he did, however it was not a recent test. He ensured me that ER docs have to be tested so I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...wouldn't trust a guy's claim to be HIV negative, even if he strapped a lie detector on to his Mr. Happy.Your decision to have unsafe sex with Dr. Scumbag McBarebacker did place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. You'll need an... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Singapore's Parliament Approves Measure That Addresses Spread of HIV Through Unsafe Sex

...practicing high-risk behavior, Khaw said that injection drug users, people who do not practice safer-sex methods, and men who have unprotected sex with commercial sex workers or other men are at high risk. He added that people who practice safer... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Singapore Government Proposes Measure to Address Spread of HIV Through Unsafe Sex

... Officials in Singapore recently proposed a bill that would make it a crime for people who engage in unsafe sex practices -- and thus have "reason to believe" that they might be HIV-positive -- to have sex without informing their partners Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Expert Tells China's Gay Men to Face Up to Responsibilities

...among MSM in China, the head of the China Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said during a news broadcast Friday. Unprotected sex between men has become the main route of HIV infection in Beijing this year, according to the city's... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Circumcision and Its Potential Impact on the Spread of HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men

...that circumcision would have on sexually active gay and bisexual men. The Current and Future Epidemic HIV is spreading via unprotected sex in high-income countries, particularly among gay and bisexual men. In fact, in some gay and bisexual... Read more »
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Posted by Jazzy1973, 5 Replies

Why does HIV continue to spread?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...that said that HIV continues to spread in American cities. Why aren't young people heeding the message and using condoms? Is unprotected sex worth a life time of being on toxic drugs? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...U.S. AIDS cases in both women and children were among African-Americans. TRANSMISSION HIV is spread most commonly by having unprotected sex with an infected partner. The virus can enter the body through the lining of the vagina, vulva, penis,... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i know genital herpes puts you at a higher risk for contracting HIV, but is this only if sores are present? in other words, if i have genital herpes, but sores are not present, am i still at a Read more »