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How Do You Contract Hiv Infection

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of the United States (US) population in 2006, they accounted for 17% of new HIV infections in the 50 states and the District of Columbia during that same year. The rate of new HIV infections among Hispanics/Latinos in 2006 was 2.5 times that of whites. The Numbers New HIV Infections 2 In 2006,...
Ask the Experts

viral loads

Can a person have unprotected sex with their neg parttner and make a baby if the hiv positive person viral loads are undetable please answer
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Yes, but there is still a risk of the negative partner contracting HIV infection and/or the baby becoming infected. Read more »

Leukemia- is it contagious, can a leukemic get HIV?

If some is infected with Leukemia can they spread the disease through sexual contact? In addition, can a person with leukemia contact HIV?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Leukemia can NOT be spread through sexual contact. Patients with leukemia can contract HIV infection in the same ways that folks without leukemia can contract HIV infection. Read more »

I use the same bathroom as an HIV infected person

My room-mate, (let's call him JUNKMAN) is HIV +. While I can assure you that I am quite straight, I am extremely concerned about getting HIV from either the toilet seat or the shower. I'm not being paranoid, it's just this guy is flamboyantly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation're straight as a lawn dart and Junkman is gay enough to bottom for Liberace, the only way you are going to contract his HIV infection using the same bathroom is if you decide to have unsafe sex with Junkman.HIV is not transmitted by casual... Read more »

Positive x husband

Husband was diagnosed approximate 2yrs ago T-cell cont was 76--How long do you think he had aids, been seperated 6 yrs divorced 4- Ihave tested negative.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is a wide range of time to AIDS after infection so it is impossible to say when someone contracted HIV infection unless there is a history of regular HIV testing and known exposures to an HIV infected person. Some patients have developed Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...OIs continue to cause considerable morbidity and mortality for three primary reasons: 1) many patients are unaware of their HIV infection and seek medical care when an OI becomes the initial indicator of their disease; 2) certain patients are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Researchers Document Rare Case of Second HIV Infection With Different Strain

...Swiss researchers have documented a rare case of a patient contracting a second HIV infection two years later with a different strain of the virus. The researchers said the case could have implications for the development Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...results showing that among MSM in New York City, the presence of syphilis or gonorrhea was a predictor of HIV infection. Because of this close association between HIV and STDs, according to the CDC, "STD surveillance... Read more »
Brown Medical School

HIV Infection Among Women in Prison: Considerations for Care

...that male-to-female transmission is more efficient than female-to-male transmission during asymptomatic infection (early in HIV disease). However, the risk of transmission during symptomatic infection does not appear to vary. 15 In a recent... Read more »
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HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What are the more common ways to contract HIV ? has there been any recording of the Condom Breaking and the person has then contracted HIV ? Has there been any recording Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...amount of time matter, does the fact that there was no sperm involved matter? i guess i'm just confused on what the odds are of contracting the virus on a first time basis. please help. i'm very worried on waiting to get my test. it won't be 12... Read more »

Risk of breast secretions to adults

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...EIA HIV-1 at 10th day, 7th week and 90th day. all negative. My doctor insists on testing at 6 months. What are my chances of contracting the HIV? If I was infected with HIV-2 would that have been picked up in atlease one of these tests due to... Read more »

can you get HIV from fingering

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
do you get aids or HIV from fingering? Read more »