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How Close Dose A Person Have To Be To Catch AIDS

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can a person catch hiv from virgins ??

can a person catch hiv/aids from having unprotected anal sex with multiple virgins ? or an infection ? is it hard to catch hiv?...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

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Hi there:Someone who is a virgin could have caught HIV from sharing needles. So in that case, yes, it is possible to catch HIV from having unprotected anal sex, even if they are virgins. This would only be a risk for HIV, not other... Read more »

Close contact with hiv infected person

If you live or have close (non-sexual) contact with someone who is hiv infected, it is reasonable... Read more »

Risk of catching HIV with a condom? (CONDOM EFFICACY)

Hi,I've read the forum, but still can't entirely find an answer for my question. The... Read more »

Up Close & Personal

Find inspiration in these personal perspectives from people 50 and older who are living with HIV. In the personal stories, blog entries and advice collections below, you'll find firsthand views on dating, sex, substance use, homophobia, disclosure,... Read more »

HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: Up Close & Personal - Sarah

Sarah has been living with HIV her entire life. Her mother was given a blood transfusion after Sarah's birth via a C-section, and the blood was infected. Her mother and then her father acquired HIV, as did Sarah after she was breastfed. As a girl... Read more »

HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: Up Close & Personal - Fortunata Kasege

Fortunata was diagnosed with HIV in 1997, while pregnant with her daughter. At that time, she had just emigrated from Tanzania to the United States. "Like anybody who received an HIV diagnosis, I was terrified. I don't remember being that scared in... Read more »

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Find inspiration in these first-person stories about gay men living with HIV/AIDS. In the personal profiles, exclusive columns and blog entries below, you can get firsthand knowledge about dating and sex, substance abuse, homophobia, disclosure,... Read more »
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Close friends have Aids

Posted by Anonymous
We (my husband and I) have recently learned that our dear friends (and neighbors) have AIDS. They are a gay couple, and one has full blown AIDS and the other says his is "undetectable", although I am not certain what that means. My question is... Read more »

Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »

Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »