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How Easily Is Hiv Spread

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Stopping the Spread of HIV

How Do You Get Infected With HIV? How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? What If I've Been Exposed? Treatment as Prevention The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from mosquito bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household items, or swimming in the same pool...
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Are women more easily infected by HIV than men

Is it easier for a women to get infected sleeping with an infected male than what it is if a male sleeps with an infected female....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes it is. And if you think it through, you'll probably understand why. It's simple biology. If an HIV-positive man spunks without protection into a woman's love canal, he deposits a considerable amount of baby batter right into... Read more »

HIV SPREAD FROM FOOD PREPARED BY HIV+ person

Can you get HIV if the person preparing your food got blood on your sandwich and you ate it right away??? This is of great concern to me. Please help me PLEASE! I donate money often...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
HIV is not easily tranmitted through the GI tract...that is eating food. Even the rates with oral sex have been too low to quantify accurately. I would not consider this to be a high risk situation. Best,JoePS I would answer the same even if you... Read more »

Can u brush the white coat away easily

Im in the army ive taken have HIV test all negative I have one question the white film or coat can it be easily brushed away I mean ill brush an go the whole day but if I dont brush for like a day its back I have no spots patches or nothing its just...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Your HIV tests are both negative. Your description of the white coating is not consistent with oral thrush (aka oral candidiasis). Building up a coat on one's tongue is not uncommon. I think it is good oral hygiene to either brush one's... Read more »

AIDS can be easily treated in most people,

In a recent question, you responded by stating "AIDS can be easily treated in most people". Perhaps I'm just overwhelmed by my recent poz status, but to me, there doesnt appear to be anything easy about aids treatment or survival....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
As a 20 year survivor of HIV and one who has developed multi drug class resistance, I still believe that HIV is a manageable disease and that we can preserve quality of life. I did not say it was easy. It takes a lot of self empowerement and... Read more »
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Why does HIV continue to spread?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I saw a report on my local TV station that said that HIV continues to spread in American cities. Why aren't young people heeding the message and using condoms? Is unprotected sex worth a life time of being on toxic drugs? Read more »

KNOWING SPREADING HIV AROUND

Posted by Jazzy1973, 5 Replies
wHY DO PEOPLE KEEP GOING AROUND SPREADING THIS TO EACH OTHER KNOWING U HAVE THIS?

wHY CAN'T SOME ONE FIND SOME ONE THAT HAS HIV TOO?

QUESTIONS I ASS BECAUSE I KNOW SOMEONE WHO GOES ON LINE AND MEET PEOPLE AND HAVE SEX WITH THEM& AFTER THEY GET... Read more »

Man who spreads lies about HIV origins

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Here's one crazy man who's spreading lies about HIV, particularly in the black community: http://www.all-natural.com/horo-3.html

I guess it's easier to believe in these theories than the fact that HIV spread from chimps to humans and throughout the... Read more »