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Hiv Virus Transmission

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nipple Shield That Deactivates HIV Prevents Virus Transmission During Breastfeeding, BBC News Reports

A nipple shield that disinfects milk as it leaves the breast has shown to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission, BBC News reports. Devised by Stephen Gerrard, a University of Cambridge engineer, the shield employs a detergent used by... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

A newly published study's results provide perhaps the strongest evidence to date that the drugs used to treat HIV also prevent its spread. In a trial involving heterosexual couples where one partner was HIV-infected and the other was not, AIDS drugs... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Most HIV Cases Traced to Transmission of Single Virus, Study Finds

Most HIV cases can be traced to the transmission of a single virus, according to a study published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science , the Birmingham News reports. According to researcher George Shaw, a... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Tracking of virus in case of a trial for HIV-transmission

HiI live in a country, Norway, where transmission of HIV - willed or by accident - is a crime. I'm thus worried that I might end up i court if a condom should burst. That said, there has been few trials, but it's still worrisome. I thus...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello to you in Norway,Detailed genetic testing can sometimes determine the source of one's HIV. This requires testing of both the "patient" and the "source(s)".Be well,BY... Read more »

HIV transmission from condom slip/HIV virus stable in water

My question is a combined question. This is the 1st and last time I will ever make such a poor judgement call. I am uncircumsized. Had sex with a sex worker. Used a condom during vaginal and oral intercourse. She used lubrication. I was kind...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou used protection and even though the condom slipped some you were always covered and as long as you had no open sores on your penis there was no risk of HIV transmission. You did everything right.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

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
Hi,Recent epidemiological 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).... Read more »

Neccesary Virus Load for Transmission

Dear Dr. Frascino,We have been a gay couple during 12 yrs. Im not a carrier a HIV, but muy boyfriend is a HIV+. He is receiving his treatment in a satisfactory way. His viral load remains indetectable, and we have safe sex. I do an ADN pro viral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Simon,Even though it may be more difficult to transmit the virus if an HIV-positive person has suppressed his viral load to undetectable levels, the possibility of transmission remains a very real risk.Your best protection from acquiring HIV is... Read more »
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chances of HIV transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi everyone, i was wondering what are the chances of contracting the HIV virus having unprotected sex with someone who has it? for example, i don't understand how magic johnson have the virus and cookie (the wife) who became pregnant doesn't have... Read more »

HIV Transmission questions

Posted by gentinthesouth, 4 Replies
Hello, I am really scared! Can anyone tell me if i can get HIV these ways?

1st of all No one has ever cummed in my mouth or anus and no one has ever bled in my mouth or anus,

1. Being a top in anal sex using a condom?
2. Getting sucked by someone not... Read more »

Possible HIV transmission/infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello,

Hope someone can enlighten me on this encounter I had.

I've come across a stranger in the men's public toilet on 21 Apr 99, he was 'sort of' stroking his private parts when I went in.

I occupied the adjacent urinal and was just about to ease... Read more »

Semantics and how we understand HIV transmission

Posted by matthewAZ, 1 Reply
I am curious about the semantics in place in our language today that guide our understanding and thinking about HIV+ people. Below I am presenting examples to elaborate on this thought.

I posted an earlier message about how I came to actualizing... Read more »