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How Can You Contract The Aids Virus

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Between 500 and 700 Mozambicans Contract AIDS Virus Each Day

Each day, between 500 and 700 Mozambicans contract HIV, the health ministry said in a report Thursday. About 1.3 million Mozambicans -- or about 7 percent of the population -- are infected with HIV, the report said. "There is the need to break the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Asia Needs to Build on Existing HIV/AIDS Programs Before Millions Contract Virus, WHO Official Says

Asia's HIV/AIDS epidemic could rival sub-Saharan Africa's if efforts are not made to step up prevention campaigns and deliver more resources and drugs to affected people, Jack Chow, World Health Organization assistant director for HIV/AIDS,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Married Kenyan Youth Excluded From HIV/AIDS Programs, at Higher Risk of Contracting Virus

Married youths are not taken into consideration in HIV/AIDS awareness programs aimed at young people in Kenya and are at an increased risk of contracting the virus, South Africa's Independent Online reports. Married adolescent girls can be more... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Contracting the Virus

I've always heard you can get AIDS from intercourse (both vaginal and anal) as well as through blood etc etc. That is until recently, I've now been told you won't get AIDS through intercourse unless you have cuts or other open wounds...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
You can contract HIV through unprotected (ie. no condom or barrier) anal and vaginal intercourse - this has not been a debated fact for more than a decade. It is not necessary to have open cuts or wounds on the penis for transmission to occur.... Read more »

Determining when the HIV virus was contracted

Can it be determined when the HIV virus was contracted?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,We can make some general predictions about how long someone may have been infected based on CD4 cell counts. There are also some specialized tests that can determine if you were recently infected (within the past three to six months); however,... Read more »

When working as a volunteer health care worker, is it possible I contracted the HIV virus?

Two summers ago I volunteered in a developing country. I work mostly in a clinic for men and women living with HIV and AIDS. I often had to change incontinent residents and their soiled bedsheets. I would also have to lift them up while another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,What do I think? I think you are a compassionate, generous, warm-hearted, loving individual who deserves our utmost praise and appreciation. I also think you have racked up enormous amounts of excellent cosmic karma that should provide you with a... Read more »

Can you contract AIDS through the eye?

I am a Dental Hygienist and I got spritzed in the eye with plaque which was contaminated with some blood while I was flossing my patient. Is it possible to contract the AIDS virus through the eye?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is possible to get certain types of infections through contact with your eye. This is one reason why medical providers will wear some sort of goggles or glasses when engaging in work like surgery or dentistry. The lining inside your eye... Read more »
Connect With Others

Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... Read more »

Did I contract HIV....Really Worried

Posted by Jase
Hello everyone, I have an Hiv positive family member of which she is positive and I came across a situation whereby I had to bath her coz she cannot do it because they operated her hands so they still healing, so I washed her face and half body with... Read more »

Normal Blood Test - Would the virus show up?

Posted by Anonymous
I am worried that I may have contracted HIV and have yet to go to a clinic for a test. However, a few days ago I went for a blood test because I have been feeling tired for over a year now. My question is this. Could the virus show up on the blood... Read more »

Contracting HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
If a person has AIDS and affected another person, will that other person have AIDS or will he/she be HIV+?

Me and my ex-boyfriend broke up about 2 years ago. I haven't spoken to him since we broke up. 2 weeks ago, he contacts me and we've been... Read more »