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How Do You Catch HIV And How Long Does It Take For You To Catch It If Your Partner Has It?

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Test Positive Aware Network

Money Well Spent: Opt-Out Testing in Prisons Can Catch STD Cases and Save Taxpayers Money in the Long Run

How much do you think it would cost the health department of a major American city to reduce the amount of gonorrhea, Chlamydia, syphilis and possibly even HIV by 20%? More importantly, if you had to devise the simplest and most cost-effective way... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

Policy Facts: Catch-22: Medicaid and HIV

Introduction Discretionary vs. Mandatory Programs Medicaid Medicaid HIV Waivers The Early Treatment for HIV Act Conclusion Introduction Antiretroviral therapy keeps people living with HIV healthy. But the costs of HIV care can impoverish... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethiopians Know About AIDS, But Don't Think They'll Catch It: Study

Almost 98 percent of Ethiopians know about AIDS and HIV, but most people tend to think that their personal risk of infection is very low, the east African country's first behavioral study showed Wednesday. "Despite the high level of HIV/AIDS... Read more »
Ask the Experts

if a person is undectable can the partner still catch it

if someone is undectable, but still have the virus can her parter still catch it.Even he have been sleeping with her unprotected and also have kids with her.but when i got tested all my tested is showing negative me and the kids...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Taking antiretroviral medications that drive the HIV viral load to undetectable levels significantly reduces the risk of HIV transmission, but doesn't eliminate it completely. Consequently the answer to your question is yes, an HIVer with... Read more »

I HOPE I'M CATCHING YOU ON THE RIGHT DAY!

Hi Dr.Bob!!I recently posted a question but I guess I was not lucky enough to get a response so I'm trying again and besides I have more information. Anyhow the reason I'm writing is because of something that happened to my baby not me. We...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, I'm delighted you are already seeing a counselor. It's definitely the right course of action for dealing with your problems of HIV-phobia and irrational fears. Neither of the situations you describe place your daughter at any risk... Read more »

relationship with another HIV+ve guy and non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Can I catch cancer from him?

I have recently formed a new relationship with a younger man, (18 yo) who is also HIV+ve, diagnosed some 2 years ago, and he has non-Hodgkins lymphoma. My understanding is that he has had treatment for this, ie chemotherapy and radiotherapy and...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I'm glad you wrote as this gives me the opportunity to make it crystal clear that you can NOT catch lymphoma from a partner. PERIOD. You do, however, make one statement that worries me, not for you, but for your partner. The best way for... Read more »

Can I catch HIV from myself?

I am a frequent masturbater, and I am worried about if I could catch HIV from my own semen getting in my blood. Is this possible?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Oh my, my, my. Where did you ever come up with that idea? I'll bet you're a graduate of one of those "abstinence only" sex education courses Bush and Ashcroft are so fond of, right?Listen up, guy. HIV is a virus that you... Read more »
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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 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 »

Worries Free - Not easy to Catch HIV

Posted by VENT
Lads & CHats,
It has been quite sometime since my last post on this bullentin. I think Jackie_Blue still remember me & all Folks like Guess, Shane, Oooppps had once stick with this poster for all the warm greeting & words from this... Read more »

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 »