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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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...infection. Many women think AIDS is a disease of gay men. But women get HIV from heterosexual sex and from sharing needles. Many women with HIV do not know how they got infected. This suggests that one or more of their male partners are infected. During sex, HIV is transmitted from men to women about twice as easily as from women to men. A woman's risk of infection is highest with anal intercourse, or if she has a vaginal infection. The...
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partners having unprotected sex with different strains (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2011)

when i was diagnosed my doctor told me that i am classified as HIV strain 2 and with cd4 count of 5 as of 2007 and now 1095 of october 2010...i have a partner and the doctor told him that his HIV 1 & 2 strain and not taking medications yet because...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation having bareback sex with another HIVer. (See below.) You report you decided to have bareback sex because you "love" your partner. It seems to me you have that backward! If you love someone, why would you put him or her at risk??? I urge you to... Read more »

2 HIV partners

I have recently been diagnosed with HIV from my partner, he did inform me prior to us being in a relationship that he was positive but love does make you do stupid things! Now that we are both positive, is it necessary to use protection? even though...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation reality. I'm hopeful your story will serve as a cautionary tale for other magnetic couples.Good luck to both you and your partner. I'm here if you need me, even if you additional unwise decisions.Dr. BobUnprotected sex between 2 men with the... Read more »

Unprotected sex between 2 men with the same hiv strain (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010)

I'd like to know from a scientific point of view, what happens when 2 men with the exact same hiv strain have sex together.. Does it affect each - other's viral load? Or does the strain become more dangerous or something? I have read some time ago,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...should not play Brokeback Mountain. See below.Dr. BobSex between 2 poz guys (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010) Feb 17, 2010I've been asked by another poz guy to have bareback sex. I don't know the facts. One... Read more »

Personal question

Dear Dr. Frascino,I am in a 18 year relationship and got infected with hiv a year ago. My partner is hiv -. I have the worst of luck, I cheated on him once in 18 years and had safe sex and got hiv. The condom came off. I am still with my partner...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...exposure or perhaps considering PrEP). Couples counseling with an HIV-knowledgeable therapist may be helpful if you and your partner are having difficulty reestablishing intimacy since your diagnosis. I would suggest you and your partner read... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

...they continue to account for a higher proportion of cases at all stages of HIV -- from new infections to deaths. Estimated Rates of New HIV Infections, by Race/Ethnicity and Gender, 2006 Source: CDC. Subpopulation Estimates from... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...of latex), and latex gloves help reduce risk substantially. Unsafe sex (sex without condoms or barriers) puts you and your partner at risk for HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) . Safer sex (sex using condoms or other barriers... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...unprotected (without a condom) anal sex (intercourse) is considered to be very risky behavior. It is possible for either sex partner to become infected with HIV during anal sex. HIV can be found in the blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, or vaginal... Read more »
The Body

What Is the Craziest Myth You've Heard About HIV/AIDS?

...that profess and preach being really close to God. Frankie: You hear a lot of crazy things about HIV and, very much like my partner, one of the most insane things that I've heard, if not the most insane, is that HIV is a curse from God. It's... Read more »
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HIV Poz bttm needs sexual advice...

Posted by calmNconnected, 4 Replies
...Hey guys, I tested poz in March 2009. Since then, I have recently gotten into a relationship. I let my partner know and he was little hestiant but became okay with it. What a relief, its seems he was a gift sent to me. Anyway, my question Read more »

Living in China with an HIV positive partner

Posted by geekboy75, 1 Reply
...This is a shot in the dark but here goes. I am living in Beijing, China and my partner was recently diagnosed HIV positive. CD4 count is hovering around 200. Is there anyone out there who's living with HIV in China Read more »


Posted by LOVE, 11 Replies
...found that I was + in Feb this year. in December I met a guy that i grew up with. Weve always been friends and we became intimate few weeks later using protection of course. It was before i knew my status. Now that i know my status it is very... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
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