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How Easy Is It To Contract Hiv From An Infected Person

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Can someone contract HIV just by living with the person?

This person lives with two other people and they do not know of their "status" they do not sleep with them or anything close to that they share a bathroom and kitchen and all kitchen ware.....are these unaware people at risk? Also they person has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, Read more »

Are some people missing a protein required to contract HIV?

Hey Dr. Frascino, thank you for your helpful site. I have a friend who claims that he cannot... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: People Not as Concerned About Contracting HIV

...growing problem. While new drug therapies allow HIV/AIDS patients to live healthier, more productive lives, they have also given people the false impression that contracting the disease is no big deal, said Wainberg. "HIV infection rates... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenyan First Lady Says Young People Should Not Use Condoms to Avoid Contracting HIV

... Kenyan first lady Lucy Kibaki, chair of the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS , on Thursday said that she is "not in favor" of promoting condoms as an HIV prevention method, Agence France-Presse reports Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

People With HSV-2 Are Probably Two to Three Times More Lkely to Contract HIV

...estimated one in eight Australians -- can facilitate HIV infection. Dr. Darren Russell, director of Cairns Sexual Health, said people with HSV-2 are probably two to three times more likely to contract HIV. "For the first two years after you get... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Failure to Update Nonoxynol-9 Labels to Mention Increased Risk of Contracting HIV Puts People At Risk, GAO Report Says

... FDA 's failure to update the labels of products containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9 to warn of the increased risk of contracting HIV among women who use the products puts consumers at risk, according to a Government Accountability Office ... Read more »
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Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...medical care because they did it to themselves. Are they too "self-inflictors"? Ricky, sex is a powerful driving force and people do have lapses in judgment surrounding sexual situations for a whole host of reasons. Have you always, always,... Read more »

Kissing a HIV- person

Posted by gordon, 9 Replies
...Unless I am mistaken if you kiss a person mouth to mouth and one of you is have HIV+ and the HIV+ person has a small cut in the gums or in the mouth area. The suliva with a small potion of blood will be trasmitted, Read more »

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 Read more »

Contracting HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...since we broke up. 2 weeks ago, he contacts me and we've been talking every now and then to this day. He confided in me about contracting an STD from some girl. He didn't tell me exactly what he has. He did give me alot of clues that led me... Read more »