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How Does Behavior Influence Contribution To Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Interaction of Sexual Identity With Sexual Behavior and Its Influence on HIV Risk Among Latino Men: Results of a Community Survey in Northern San Diego County, California

To inform efforts to reduce Latinos' HIV risk, the authors of the current study examined the sexual behavior, sexual identities, and HIV risk factors of a community sample of Latino men. In 2005 and 2006, 680 Latino men in randomly selected,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Prevention: Peer Influence Plays Key Role in AIDS-Protective Behavior by Ghanaian Youth

Recently, U.S. scientists examined "interpersonal communication about reproductive health information among Ghanaian youth, and the association of this communication with different types of reported AIDS-preventive behaviors." "Contacts of peer... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Burkina Faso, Ghana, Zambia: Community Influences on Young People's Sexual Behavior in Three African Countries

The current study sought to examine the role of community-level factors in the reporting of risky sexual behaviors among people ages 15-24 in Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Zambia -- three African countries with varying HIV prevalence rates. From 2001... Read more »
Ask the Experts

what factors influence lifespan of HIV+ people?

Hi, I am a medical student who is interested in specialising in HIV / AIDS upon graduation. From reading the forums I found that the following factors contribute to the longevity of an HIV+ patient's life: - age: older = faster progression to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is exclusively for the discussion of side effects of HIV treatment for patients and care providers.... Read more »

Does exercising influence a HIV test result?

Dear Dr David Wohl, I took a HIV test 8 and a half months after a possible exposure and it came out negative. But before the test, I was exercising for about 10 minutes plus and the duration between the exercise and the test was around 45 minutes....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
See recent post re HIV testing and lack of influence of other factors. We can added exercise.DW... Read more »

influence of HIV treatments on women's fertility

Dear experts, Do you have any reference of studies on the potential influence of antiretrovirals on HIV+ women's fertility? Thank you in advance, Best Maite ...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Little if anything is known about the effect of ART on fertility;JLS.... Read more »

influences in HIV mothers' lives - their feelings

What do the other influences in the HIV positive mothers' lives generally have to say about her decision to breastfeed her baby or not?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Other influences include convenience, attitudes of husband relatives and friends, availability of clean water, cost of formula, cost of heating the formula, and disease stage of the mother.BJ... Read more »
Connect With Others

Want To Influence A New HIV+ Mobile App?

Posted by ISIS_Inc, 2 Replies
We want your opinions! If you're HIV+ and between 18 24 years old, meet with a small group of techies for about an hour to check out a new concept for an app that aims to help you take your medication. We'll hook you up with $50 cash and cell phone... Read more »


Posted by Kevin, 2 Replies
I need help...i recently had an encounter (recieving oral sex from a femal). I tested at 10 1/2 weeks 11 1/2 weeks and 16 weeks and 3 days.. All test were done in Quest labs which uses 3rd generation elisa test and there were negative.... i am still... Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... Read more »

Oral Sex causing HIV?

Posted by jinLA, 4 Replies
I am really ashamed to say that I am a medical professional when I look back on my recent behavior. I was in China and received oral sex from a massage girl who had what appeared to be a cold with sore throat (also vaginal sex with a condom). This... Read more »