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How Do U Contract Hiv

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Ask the Experts

Do u always contract HIV everytime You have sex?

Dear Dr.,I am a very paranoid person as you can see.Like the title implies, will a person catch HIV the first time that they have unprotected sex? Or can they get lucky and not catch it?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...If you have unprotected sex, then the risk of HIV infection depends mostly on whether your sexual partner is HIV positive. Since you have no sure way of knowing your partner's Read more »

How can someone contract HIV? (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)

How can someone contract HIV? I mean if you have sex with multiple HIV negative people, can you... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hispanics in U.S. Contract HIV Through Different Transmission Routes Based on Birthplace, MMWR Study Says

...contracted the virus through injection drug use, compared with 22% who were born in the U.S. The study found less knowledge about HIV/AIDS among injection drug users born in Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico than among IDUs born in the U.S. The study... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lawsuit Prompts U.S. State Department to Strengthen Protections of HIV-Positive Contract Workers

... "The U.S. State Department ... has agreed to policy changes that will prevent people with HIV from being automatically barred from working under department contracts" according to the American Civil Liberties Union, the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Young Women, Including Married Women, Increasingly Contracting HIV, U.N. Official Says

...HIV/AIDS increasingly is affecting young women, including married women, Lucita Lazo, regional program director for the United Nations Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than Half of U.S. Parents Fear Children Will Contract HIV, AP Poll Says

...Although only 20% of the adult participants in an Associated Press poll on AIDS said they were concerned they would contract HIV someday, more than 51% said they were concerned that a son or daughter would contract HIV, the AP/ Las Vegas Sun ... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

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 »

My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 1 Reply
...Hi there, I have a had a fear of AIDS for the past 6 years. So bad that I could not study for my final exams. this fear is not due to unprotected casual sex or needles, Read more »