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How Contagious Is Hiv

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"How soon is HIV contagious?" Possibility of passing HIV to baby through casual contact?

Dear DoctorsWhen you are exposed to HIV, how long does it take to became contagious? Is it immediately? About an hour after a violence where the aggressor even stung me with a syringe, I kissed my baby on the mouth without thinking about it because...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,It's hard to answer when exactly someone would become contagious. But in the situation you're describing I'm more curious about your risk and how you <i>wouldn't</i> be able to pass it on... Read more »

HIV CONTAGIOUS ON TONGUE?

if you kiss someone who has HIV symptoms on tongue is it contagious?... Read more »

Pneumonia/Contagious/HIV+

I am HIV Posititve and a friend of mine is in the hospital with Pnuemonia. I was wanting to visit... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Zealand Government to Decline Entry to Immigrants With Costly, Contagious Diseases, Including HIV, TB

The New Zealand government on Wednesday announced that it will ban people from migrating to the country if they test positive for diseases or conditions that could be contagious or costly to treat, such as HIV or tuberculosis, the Associated Press ... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

The Black AIDS Institute Calls for Increased Investment in HIV Testing, Access to Care, and HIV Treatment Education

Los Angeles, Calif. -- The National Institute of Allergy and infectious diseases (NIAID) at the National Institute of Health (NIH) released the results of a historic study demonstrating the efficacy of treating HIV patients with antiretroviral... Read more »
TheBody.com

This Month in HIV: Breaking HIV/AIDS Research From CROI 2007

This is Bonnie Goldman, and I'm here with Dr. Joel Gallant, professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. Dr. Gallant is one of the leading HIV specialists in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Working to Address HIV/AIDS in Native American Communities

Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and the Infectious Disease Policy, US Department of Health and Human Services, reports on the statement by the Secretary of Health... Read more »
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HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show: Study
Reuters Health
10.18.01

HIV may be highly transmissible before an infected person experiences its first, flu-like symptoms, and before HIV tests can detect the virus, researchers reported last week.... Read more »

ayuda , parece seguro que me contagie

Posted by marche, 5 Replies
no se si alguien me puede ayudar, tuve relaciones con una persona desconocida y tuve el problema de rotura de preservativo porque talvez lo dao la mujer con sus uas al colocarlo, nose , pero , despues de dos semanas se me inflamaron mis parotidas ,... Read more »

Today is the mark of 25 years

Posted by franfrog, 2 Replies
Today, as when it was officially first recognized on June 5, 1981, this vicious infectious agent remains unique even within its own classification of retroviruses. More is now known about it than any other microbe. Nonetheless, this anniversary in... Read more »

CDC's "HIV per 10,000 expoaures"...old statistics?

Posted by rlimbo, 1 Reply
I haven't been able to find the "per 10,000 exposures" table on theCDC website, just references to those statistics, which doesn't say when the statistics were published.

If HIV is an non-contagious as it is, how is it such a problem, especially in... Read more »