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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

Risk for UAI Top (RISK OF HIV AS A TOP, 2010) (ANAL MUCOUS, ANAL FLUIDS, RECTAL SECRETIONS, 2010)

So I have a quick question: basically I ended up having sex with a man in his apartment. We went to... Read more »

Concerned about risk/living with roommate with significant hiv risk

Dear Dr. Bob, first i just want to say the work you do on here is amazing. you really do make a... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anti-HIV Drugs Slash Risk of Virus Transmission by 92 Percent

...spread. In a trial involving heterosexual couples where one partner was HIV-infected and the other was not, AIDS drugs reduced the risk of viral transmission to the uninfected partner by 92 percent. In seven African countries, the researchers... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Risk Factors, Misconceptions Could Lead to "Rapid Spread" of Virus in Egypt, Daily News Reports

...commercial sex workers, injection drug users, men who have sex with men, refugees, homeless children and prison inmates -- are at risk of HIV and could transmit the virus to the general population because "none of these are closed groups," Wessam... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Wart Virus May Raise Men's Risk of HIV

... The results of a study of men in Kenya suggest that infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) can raise the risk of contracting HIV. The findings are part of a larger clinical trial that, together with two others, showed male circumcision... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 and Other Genital Infections in the Acquisition of HIV-1 Among High-Risk Women in Northern Tanzania

...In the current study, investigators examined the role of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and other genital infections on HIV-1 incidence in a cohort study of female hotel/bar workers in Moshi, Tanzania, from 2002 to 2005. Among 845... Read more »
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Exposure risks with known HIV positive man

Posted by 2010Worrier36, 1 Reply
...who last weekend met another gay male who told me he was HIV+ after we had fooled around. I'm now worried that I put myself at risk of exposure. He has been positive for 13 years now and seemed to care about safer sex. These are the possible... Read more »

lip sores unprotected oral hiv risk

Posted by smkl, 1 Reply
...protected frottage with her. Also, I did not wash my penis after the oral - and immediately put on the condom I dont know her hiv/std status- so I am worried and wanted to ask the foll: 1) Is HIV transmission possible in this case-(I did not... Read more »

HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
...i can go thru this again, even to the 3 month mark. can someone please let me know if this is a risk or not and even if the HIV virus remains active outside its host body and for how long. the CDC website says that HIV is not infectious outside... Read more »

Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
...penis. I immediately washed my penis with warm water and dry it up. I am concern because online it talks about how you can get HIV if any contaminated fluids goes as far as touching the glans. Please confirm if this is true or not. I have no... Read more »