Hiv Transmission Routes

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hepatitiscoinfection with hiv

what is thec link between hiv and hepatitis b? why hiv patients are at risk of getting hepatitis
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...HIV and HBV share similar routes of transmission - unprotected sex and injection drug use are the two main routes of acquisition. Read more »

Oral worry? Ps advise

Hi Dr. Bob,I just sent a question about a brief unprotected oral experience, but I forgot to add... Read more »

Transmission from cuts

I was recently mugged by five guys in an African country and one of these guys started biting my... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...inform decisions in others," Sepkowitz writes. He adds that this "buck passing has delayed the control" of the spread of HIV/AIDS in every country. It is imperative to adopt the "humility necessary" to control HIV and "accept the gothic... 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 -- Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...respectively, from 2001 to 2004. The study was based on data provided by 33 states in 2005, Reuters reports. The differences in HIV transmission routes among Hispanics in part is because of cultural and socioeconomic differences among Hispanic... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

London's Guardian Examines Possible Transmission Route of Rare HIV Strain Detected in New York City Man

...A New York City man with a highly drug-resistant strain of HIV might have contracted the virus in a bathhouse from two Connecticut men who have been treated for drug-resistant HIV by Dr. Gary Read more »
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Sexual Relations With A Virgin- Advice needed!

Posted by scared_elf, 3 Replies
...My boyfriend is trustworthy and I don't doubt his commitment. But, being a hypochondriac I worry about "non-sexual" routes of HIV transmission. He has never injected drugs, received a blood transfusion or gotten HIV from birth. In my head I have... Read more »

Maybe I am too worried, but I want to know.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have two questions about hiv transmission. 1. It is said that hiv open to air will survive only for 20 minutes. Is it true? 2. How much hiv injected into Read more »

stupid question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...This may sound really dense, but I have to ask. I understand why IV drug users "may" be more prone to HIV infection because of the direct route into the bloodstream. But why did HIV hit the gay men community as heavily as it did in Read more »

I think I made a horrible mistake

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I've always practiced safer sex--I've never had unprotected sex, I've never barebacked. But, on the 7th of last month, I did do something that I thought would be low-risk, masturbating myself with some fingers I put inside of him. Since then, I've... Read more »