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How Do You Reduce The Chance Of Getting HIV

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Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

What Is the Risk? How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the bloodstream of another and is one of the most efficient ways to spread blood-borne...
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Chances of getting HIV from a person under PEP

Hello Dr.I so appreciate the work your doing here. Thebody has become a home of many worried minds across the world, me included. Thank you again.My girlfriend was volunteering for a health course in one of the local hospitals. She is a trained lab...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
It is highly unlikely your girlfriend has any HIV to give you. The risk of acquiring HIV from a needle stick is actually quite low and last I read in the US there had not been a case of HIV transmission to a health care worker in several years. PEP... Read more »

Chance getting HIV

I wore a condom during oral sex and used another condom during vaginal and anal sex with a woman i just known for several hours. I felt extremely guilty after having sex with her. My pressure is under extremely heavy right now. I would like to know...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Latex condoms that are used correctly, don't break or slip off, and are used throughout intercourse, are highly effective in preventing the transmission of HIV--close to 100% effective. Laboratory studies demonstrate that latex condoms block... Read more »

Chances of getting HIV

This incidence happens on 23 feb. I did with full protection. But I think some think mis happen with condom it is leaked. That I am not sure as I was dunked. I kissed her also.Then after 2 week I develop some tiny rash happen on my left upper...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:I agree with your doctor. I do not think this is HIV related. If you need to test for your peace of mind, a final test at 90 days will give a conclusive result. I am confident the result will be negative. In health,Richard... Read more »

Can Tenofovir reduce chance of HIV transmission?

Hi Doctor McGovern,Just out of pure curiosity, am I protected from HIV infection if I take 300 mg of Viread each day to control chronic HBV? I heard Truvada can reduce HIV infection by 70%, and Tenofovir is the agent in Truvada which suppresses HIV...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You ask a great question. Yes if you are already on Truvada for HBV infection, you are protected from HIV, particularly if you use condoms on a regular basis. Condoms and Truvada were used in the clinical trials that showed the protection of this... Read more »
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Chances of getting HIV when you have dermatitis

Posted by Antre, 1 Reply
Hi. I would like to ask about the chances of getting HIV when you have dermatitis and touch body fluids. Moreover what are the chances if these body fluids where out of the body for some minutes?

One friend of mine wanted to have sex at a brothel and... Read more »

Chances of getting HIV

Posted by cookie, 3 Replies
Hi,

One day at school, i found a drop of blood on my skin and i don't know who it was. I want to ask the cances of me getting HIV and how much blood is needed to transmit HIV?

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my chances of getting HIV...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
ok, heres the situation: back in october I met a guy online for sex. He came over to my house, supplied me with some condoms cause I didn't have any and had me top him. I used the condom and had sex with him but didn't ejaculate in the condom. A few... Read more »

whats my chance of getting AIDS by giving oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
About 3 weeks ago I gave oral sex to a sex worker in China. It lasted for about 1-2 minutes and I didn't feel any cuts in my mouth. What would be the possibility of me contracting AIDS this way assuming if she was HIV positive?

This is the most... Read more »