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How Does One Contract Hiv Virus

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Risk of HIV through Oral Sex When Herpes is present and contracted

Dear Dr. Bob--About 7 years ago, you helped me through the only other HIV scare I've ever had (which turned out to be Lyme disease). I hope you can help with this one, as well. And I believe the specific facts of my "case" will help others and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your current concerns:1. White blood cells recruited to the site of herpes sores or blisters may increase susceptibility to HIV and facility HIV transmission. This is primarily a problem of an HIV-negative person with active herpetic lesions... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Large Percentage of HIV-Positive Women in Arab Countries Contracted Virus From Their Husbands, UNDP Regional Coordinator Says

... About 80% of HIV-positive women in the Middle East contracted the virus from their husbands, Saeed Al Zenari, United Nations Development Programme Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Married Women in India Who Experience Physical, Sexual Abuse by Husbands More Likely to Contract HIV, Study Finds

... Married women in India whose husbands physically and sexually abuse them are about four times more likely to contract HIV compared with married women in the country who do not experience abuse, according to a study published recently in the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Who Use Microbicides, Still Contract HIV Could End Up With Fewer Treatment Options Because of Resistance, Study Finds

... Women who use microbicides in an effort to protect themselves from HIV could end up with fewer treatment options if they contract the virus because of possible drug resistance, according to a study Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

22 Women Contract HIV After Microbicide Tests in South Africa

...contracted HIV. "We have found that about 22 women from the 604 participants at the trial site in KwaZulu-Natal were infected by the AIDS virus," ministerial spokesperson Sibani Mngadi said. "We are investigating whether these women were... Read more »
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Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
...penis. I immediately washed my penis with warm water and dry it up. I am concern because online it talks about how you can get HIV if any contaminated fluids goes as far as touching the glans. Please confirm if this is true or not. I have no... Read more »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
...wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and raw nose, is transmission possible? (I didn't have a bloody nose or anything) ... Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...things even worse by possibly getting this girl pregnant). I saw my doctor, and she said it's less likely for a guy to contract HIV from a girl -- in other words, not nearly as likely as it is for a girl to contract HIV from a guy via vaginal... Read more »

My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 1 Reply
...then in public through my bad skin. I dont feel an AIDS test will help me because this fear comes from within and I will fear contracting it again afetr the test,even when I hear its negative. I know most say, what are the chances. but WHAT IF a... Read more »