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How Aids Is Contracted In Prison

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

...in Prisons and Jails Medical care in a prison or jail depends on the local facility. In general, prisoners do not receive health care that meets public health standards. Each year, many Americans with chronic diseases are jailed. This includes: about 25% of HIV-infected Americans 33% of those infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV, see Fact Sheet 507 ) 40% of Americans with active tuberculosis (see Fact Sheet 518 ) Among...
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human saliva. contracting hiv

hi doc. i was at a club lastnight i was tlking to a friends that has been tested positive for hiv aids could i contract aids if say she was talkind and spit alittle in my eye???? this may be a stupid question but in illiterate to the whole thing
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, talking to someone in a club will not transmit HIV. Read more »

Can I contract aids through a cut?

I used the lavatory on a plane immediatedly after a gay guy finished.I then noticed a cut on my finger. Could I have caught something from the faucet? Very anxious- Nicki
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Very Anxious Nicki,What exactly are you worried about catching? An innate ability to accessorize? An encyclopedic knowledge of Broadway show tunes? Fashion sense? Common sense? What??????Dr. Bob Read more »

Anal sex and aids (CAN TWO HIV NEGATIVES CONTRACT HIV FROM EACH OTHER?)

my husband and i had unprotected anl sex neither of us have aids or HIV and i we are in a monogomus relationship. what are my chances of contacted the HIV virus
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Can two HIV-negative people contract HIV/AIDS from having unprotected anal sex with each other? Astoundingly this has become another QTND Read more »

Contracting HIV

Is it possible for HIV to just develope in your body without being exposed to it?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No. Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

KCET's "Life and Times" Examines How Black, Latino Women in Los Angeles County Are Contracting HIV From Former Prison Inmates

...death among black and Latino women in their 20s and 30s in Los Angeles County, Calif., in part because many of them contract HIV from partners who have been released from prison. Women traditionally have not been seen as part of a group at high... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Rampant Unprotected Sex, Drug Abuse at Thai Jails"

...at the recent ninth International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific in Bali, Indonesia. Prisons should be included in HIV/AIDS prevention efforts, he said. "Inmates should be educated about AIDS and how to guard themselves against the... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

AIDS Activism, Boehringer Ingelheim and the Broken Social Contract

...2006, Rome [Note: This is a revised and expanded version of remarks I gave yesterday at the Boehringer Ingelheim symposium on HIV past and future. The two-day symposium is taking place at a business-style 'hotel and resort' called the Sheraton... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Contra Costa Times Examines Spread of HIV/AIDS Among California Prison Inmates

...The Contra Costa Times on Sunday examined the spread of HIV in California prisons and the lack of efforts to educate inmates and parolees about the dangers of the disease. According to Read more »
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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 »

interesting news story about man with HIV?

Posted by RPH, 2 Replies
...Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Exposing Woman to HIV Wednesday, June 13, 2007 ST. JOSEPH, Missouri ? A man who spent five years in jail for exposing sexual partners to HIV was sentenced Read more »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
...wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and raw nose, is transmission possible? (I didn't have a bloody nose or anything) ... Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...things even worse by possibly getting this girl pregnant). I saw my doctor, and she said it's less likely for a guy to contract HIV from a girl -- in other words, not nearly as likely as it is for a girl to contract HIV from a guy via vaginal... Read more »