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How Does One Contract Hiv Virus

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Asia Needs to Build on Existing HIV/AIDS Programs Before Millions Contract Virus, WHO Official Says

Asia's HIV/AIDS epidemic could rival sub-Saharan Africa's if efforts are not made to step up prevention campaigns and deliver more resources and drugs to affected people, Jack Chow, World Health Organization assistant director for HIV/AIDS,... Read more »
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 regional coordinator for HIV/AIDS programs, said Monday at a conference aimed at encouraging... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Married Kenyan Youth Excluded From HIV/AIDS Programs, at Higher Risk of Contracting Virus

Married youths are not taken into consideration in HIV/AIDS awareness programs aimed at young people in Kenya and are at an increased risk of contracting the virus, South Africa's Independent Online reports. Married adolescent girls can be more... Read more »
Ask the Experts

The actually difficulty of contracting the HIV virus!

I ready when doctor Wohl mentioned in a reply that the virus was not really such an easy one to catch that you need a large amount of inoculum to be placed in the receptive environment ( vagina, anus or blood stream to even be given a chance that...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
While reading your post, I was waiting for you to conclude that despite this protected encounter and may statement, you became infected, but, fortunately, that was not the case. You practiced safe sex. I think you are safe. People who use condoms... Read more »

When working as a volunteer health care worker, is it possible I contracted the HIV virus?

Two summers ago I volunteered in a developing country. I work mostly in a clinic for men and women living with HIV and AIDS. I often had to change incontinent residents and their soiled bedsheets. I would also have to lift them up while another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,What do I think? I think you are a compassionate, generous, warm-hearted, loving individual who deserves our utmost praise and appreciation. I also think you have racked up enormous amounts of excellent cosmic karma that should provide you with a... Read more »

Does being a homosexual increase one's risks of contracting AIDS?

I asked such a similar question before, but I do not know if it was ever answered, so I'm asking again, forgive me. I'm doing a project on AIDS for my high school anatomy class, and I've been getting mixed messages about the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There is a common myth that HIV/AIDS is a gay disease. However, the reality is that anyone, gay or straight, black or white, male or female, intelligent or Republican, can acquire HIV/AIDS. The AIDS virus is transmitted through unsafe sex,... Read more »

Determining when the HIV virus was contracted

Can it be determined when the HIV virus was contracted?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,We can make some general predictions about how long someone may have been infected based on CD4 cell counts. There are also some specialized tests that can determine if you were recently infected (within the past three to six months); however,... Read more »
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Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... Read more »

Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
I am seriously concerned. Yesterday, I had a guy give me a blow job and then we masterbated each other. The thing that concerns me is that some of his cum ended on my penis when he finished. Although the cum landed in the middle on my penis, it... Read more »

Did I contract HIV....Really Worried

Posted by Jase
Hello everyone, I have an Hiv positive family member of which she is positive and I came across a situation whereby I had to bath her coz she cannot do it because they operated her hands so they still healing, so I washed her face and half body with... Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
7 weeks ago I made the stupid mistake of having unprotected sex with this girl, a one-night stand. I was having [vaginal] intercourse with the girl for maybe 10 minutes at most, when I felt like I was about to ejaculate, so I pulled out (I wasn't... Read more »