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Hiv Transmission Facts

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Issues Fact Sheet on Oral Sex and HIV Transmission

The CDC has released a fact sheet informing people that there is some risk of transmitting HIV to others through oral sex, even though it is much lower than the risk of transmission from vaginal or anal intercourse, the Lakeland Ledger 's "Robin's... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

Policy Facts: Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in Africa

Twenty five million men, women, and children are living with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. African women are at higher risk than men and comprise 55% of all AIDS cases in the region. Although the life expectancy of a person living with HIV/AIDS is... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

Policy Facts: Needle Exchange Facts

Background and History The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that close to one million individuals are currently living with HIV in the United States. As of June 2000, CDC reported that there have been 753,907 reported... Read more »
Ask the Experts

DOES size matter??? CDC FACT SHEET -- EFFECT OF ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY ON THE RISK OF SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HIV AND SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

I'm a gay male form Vermont, 54, have been pos 22 years and finally, after all of the myriad meds, highs and lows and being brought back from the abyss in the mid 90's, have tested undetectable during the past year. It feels good. And...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There is no question that being on effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels significantly decreases the risk of HIV transmission. However, and this is a very big however, it does not... Read more »

HIV Fact or Myth?

I was told today that you can prevent HIV infection by bathing right after sex. I always thought this to be false. Is it fact or myth that good hygiene can prevent stds such as HIV???...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV transmission cannot be prevented by bathing after sex. The best method to reduce the risk of transmission during sex is to use condoms. See <a href=http://www.thebody.com/whatis/basics.html#myths target=_new>Myths About HIV and... Read more »

hiv question (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES) (HIV FROM TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

can you get hiv if you bleed during unprotected sex but both people are unifected?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're wondering if two HIV uninfected people could get HIV having unprotected sex with each other!?!? Once again a QTND (question that never dies) rises like a phoenix from the ashes. See below for the ATNC (answer that never changes).Dr.... Read more »

HIV risk after brief anal left some facts out last time

Thank you so much for answering my question the first time. I really appreciate it and its made me stop worrying a bit more.However, I left some facts out because I typed with my phone and it didn't let me scroll up. Here's what I left...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Unprotected receptive anal sex remains one of the highest risks for HIV transmission. Fortunately, the episode was brief, and the risk lowered. You could go in for an initial HIV test at 28 days, and a final one at 90 days. Given the... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV Facts, Helplines & Health Advisers In The UK

Posted by Anonymous
For those of you undergoing the HIV Scare Crisis in the UK, I am posting the telephone numbers of the local helplines.

A telephone conversation with someone knoledgeable about the disease (such as the helpline operators) may come in very useful. It... Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Key facts about HIV/AIDS
Reuters NewMedia - August 10, 2006
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The world's largest international AIDS conference opens in Toronto, on Sunday, 25 years after the epidemic... Read more »

Get The Facts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
http://www.pplm.org/Facts/hsc_fac/hiv.html

WHAT IT IS:
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

HOW IT IS SPREAD:
HIV is transmitted through contact with the blood, semen, vaginal secretions or... Read more »

the facts?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just discovered and started reading the posts on this site yesterday and to say the least they are very reassuring compared to the health sites out there. Am I correct to understand that if you have unprotected sex with someone one time, weather... Read more »