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Hiv Transmission Routes

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Must Come to Terms With HIV Transmission Routes, Opinion Piece Says

The world must "cease to dodge" the fact that HIV is transmitted sexually and through drug use, Kent Sepkowitz, an infectious disease specialist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, writes in a New England Journal of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hispanics in U.S. Contract HIV Through Different Transmission Routes Based on Birthplace, MMWR Study Says

HIV-positive Hispanics living in the U.S. contract the virus through different transmission routes primarily based on where they were born, according to a study published Thursday in CDC 's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , Reuters ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than 25% of Scottish Residents Cannot Identify Main Routes of HIV Transmission, Survey Finds

More than 25% of Scottish residents are unable to identify HIV's main transmission routes -- sexual intercourse, blood transfusions, injection drug use and mother-to-child transmission -- according to the recently released National AIDS Trust ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

CDC reply about transmission of HIV via oral route

Hi Dr FrascinoI have asked CDC about the risk of HIV transmission via the oral route recently and it seems there are some cases of HIV transmission via food. Here is what they replied:Please note that a recent CDC study shows a link between HIV and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, John.My view hasn't changed since the last time I addressed this concern. The risk doesn't apply to adults (or the vast majority of babies either). See link below.Dr. Bob<a... Read more »

Is blood draw a route for HIV transmission?

Dear Doc,I was advised to visit this forum to address my query.I had a blood draw for some blod tests done on me by phlebotomist during an office visit. The person used a butterfly needle with a vacuatainer. He informed me before hand that he is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Indian Well Wisher.1. Nope!2. Nonexistent!Should you trust what the phlebotomists say? Yes.Donation information for The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on the foundation's Web site at www.concertedeffort.org.Be well.... Read more »

Transmission by sexual route

What is the maximum efficacy of transmission of HIV by sexual route?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Anal and vaginal receptive intercourse, meaning the person in whom the penis is inserted. Receptive anal intercourse is generally considered a more efficient means of transmission than receptive vaginal intercourse. A receptive partner is more... Read more »

Acne On Backside - Route Of Transmission?

I used a public toilet the other day, and without thinking, sat down on the seat without placing any toliet paper on it. When I was through with my "business", I stood up and noticed a spot of reddish brown on the back of the seat. I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Acne is not a known route for HIV transmission. More importantly, people don't get infected with HIV or other STIs through public restrooms (sometimes called casual contact). The CDC hasn't documented any cases of transmission occurring... Read more »
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acne as transmission route

Posted by Anonymous
About 8 weeks ago I engaged in protected sex/protected oral/protected hand job. Yes I know I sound like the poster boy for safe sex, but the one problem was I had a few pimples on the very base of the penis. During the period of typical ARS I felt... Read more »

Sexual transmission from IV drug user

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've heard that the only people who need to test beyond the standard 3 month window are IV drug users.

So here's a good question: What if someone had a risky sexual encounter with an IV drug user (HIV+ because of drug use)? Would that mean they... Read more »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by health2010, 1 Reply
is it true that an hiv test is invalid if the blood drawn for the test is among several drawings of blood duirng the same session for other tests? Read more »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
Before you worry your head off about HIV, please make sure you understand some basics to see if you if you were at risk.
What is HIV?
How is HIV transmitted? Read more »