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Household Hiv Transmission Risk

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...common mode of transmission than other sexual behaviors (anal and vaginal sex). There have been a few cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person performing oral sex has HIV, blood from their mouth may enter the body of the person receiving oral sex...
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Re: HIV transmission Risk, WILL DONATE (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

Hi Doc,I just thought of another question after typing my original ones (below). #4. Would the fact that I get Cold Sores occasionally make it more likely for me to transmit HIV in the below circumstances? Specifically the one with the milk? I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...activities? No, of course not. Frevinsakes!3. HIV is not transmitted via casual contact (see below), including milk cartons, foods or household items.4. No, even with cold sores, HIV is not transmitted via casual contact.I would suggest you spend... Read more »

Risks of unprotected anal sex (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

With a negative testing couple, are there any risks of unprotected anal sex? For example, the semen in her rectum or possibly mixing with her blood? Once again, negative testing couple that has only had sex with each other.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...He (or she) must be exposed to someone who is positive (has the virus). Different types of exposures carry different levels of risk. Yes, the 0.1 to 0.2 percent statistical risk per episode is correct. This risk applies to unprotected receptive... Read more »

questions on transmission.

I am newly diagnosed my mom is as supportive as she can be, but she is concerned that she might get it. She is sick quite often. When I am on my period if it gets on the toliet seat can it be contracted? Sneezes in the face? Tears on someones...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...probably the greatest risk and generally only if the skin is abraided or there is exposure of blood to mucous membranes. Many household contact studies have shown that living with a person with HIV and engaging in normal household activities is... Read more »

HIV transmission between children

I'm researching the topic of HIV and transmission between children who are playmates and/or classmates. I have not found any documented cases of an infected child transmitting the virus to someone else, even a sibling. I am a teacher and would...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...knowledge. The December 1997 CDC AIDS Surveillance Report, figure 7, lists 2 children who were exposed to HIV-infected blood in a household setting and 10 who were infected by an adult. The law is on your side; several rulings under the ADA... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Related Risk Behavior Among Hispanic Immigrant Men in a Population-Based Household Survey in Low-Income Neighborhoods of Northern California

... The authors compared risk behaviors and HIV testing between recent (in the United States 5 years) Hispanic immigrant men (n=410). The investigators conducted a population-based, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fears About HIV Transmission in Families With an HIV-Infected Parent: A Qualitative Analysis

...fears by educating children about the ways HIV can be transmitted and establishing rules to minimize transmission risk in the household. HIV-positive parents also expressed concern about acquiring opportunistic infections from a sick child. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Psychosocial Problems Linked to Higher HIV Risk in Men Who Have Sex With Men

...bisexual men with HIV are unaware they are infected; and that psychosocial problems and age of partners are tied to HIV risk. In a household-based CDC study of 2,881 MSM in four US cities, the rate of HIV infection and high-risk sex were much... Read more »
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Someone help me, I don't have the strength

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I can not find the answer to my problem. My ex husband, father of my two kids, have hiv. Fine no problem with me. However, he is dating someone who he might marry and has not told her. I have stayed out of it, Read more »

Holy man check this out

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...sentinel system designed to detect just such an occurrence..... whats that one mean it also says HIV has been transmitted in a household read what the cdc has been saying. no more myths man HIV can be transmitted in weirdways involving bodily... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

Cunnilingus with HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Dear people, I am wondering whether a man performing cunnilingus on a positive woman without a condom is at a great risk of contracting HIV. Please tell me. It is so confusing: some sources say the risk is negligible, even with bleeding gums,... Read more »