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How Hard Is It To Get HIV

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Post-Election Violence in Kenya Particularly Hard on HIV Patients

Many of the Kenyans displaced by December's post-election violence are HIV patients, and for them the tumult was especially hard. For many patients, antiretroviral (ARV) treatment was interrupted, and the conditions they found themselves in risked... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Young Adult Blacks in U.S. Hit Hard by HIV Infection

New estimates based on a random sample of more than 13,000 young people ages 19-24 show non-Hispanic blacks are 20 times more likely to be HIV-infected compared to other racial and ethnic groups. The participants agreed to be tested for HIV as part... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Hard to Argue" HIV/AIDS Treatment Impossible in Developing World With Success of Program in Haiti, Opinion Piece Says

Partners in Health and its workers in Haiti "have already made it hard to argue that [AIDS] control is impossible," and "thanks to this growing effort ... the rich nations of the world now face a choice -- a choice about the kind of planet future... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Touching can hardly infected by HIV?

Do you agree that just simply touching the upper part of the body without any actual sexual intercourse can hardly spread HIV even though the partner might have somevaginal fluid on the body?Please answer. Thanks...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Yes.... Read more »

Nipple foreplay and he bit too hard causing bleeding: HIV risk for me??

I was having foreplay with my new boyfriend. He is in the military and is clean but is due for his bi-annual std testings this week. I am recently divorced and completely disease free. He was sucking and biting my nipples and bit too hard causing a...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:You could have caught Syphilis. The primary symptom of Syphilis is a small, painless bump called a chancre. In addition to appearing in and around the vagina and rectum, the chancre can appear in the mouth, and transmission can happen when... Read more »

Hiv hard to catch?

I ask because i am freaking out. Had unprotected anal sex, i was the top and i know for a fact the guy was POS. I read in some of the forums that by him having an undetectable load puts me less at risk? Also answer me this one, it was my first time...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Don't freak out. Just get the facts and do what needs to be done.Facts:1.Unprotected sex places you at risk for STDs, including HIV.2.An undetectable viral load may decrease the risk for HIV transmission, but certainly does not eliminate... Read more »

comment on : It's hard to believe your statistics!! (HIV STATISTICS)

If the probability of being infected in a single exposure is p = 1/1000, the probability of being infected in n exposures is given by the binomial: P(n) = 1 - (1-p)^n in our case, if n where 1000, the probability of being infected in 1000 exposures...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your English is quite understandable. It's statistics that tend to confuse folks! I absolutely agree statistics apply to large numbers of people.Dr. Bob... Read more »
Connect With Others

IS it hard to date HIV negative girls? Im a poz guy

Posted by jtgymguy, 6 Replies
I want to get back to dating but i dont know how to go about it...i know everyone faces rejection but it kinda scares me Read more »

Living With HIV is Hard.

Posted by Chloe1023, 2 Replies
Getting diagnosed with HIV can be the worst moment of your life. However, in order to safely and confidently date with HIV you should definitely know a few things. http://www.PozSpaces.com can help you deal with and overcome any issue which HIV... Read more »

why is it so hard to detect the presence of hiv?

Posted by raymond, 1 Reply
because our bodies are not good at detecting it because the virus does not act like any other. most viruses consist of a protein coat and rna strain. the virus lands the protein coat injects the rna into the cells where the rna sstarts reproducing... Read more »

Positive and trying hard to be positive about it

Posted by wishingforacure, 1 Reply
I just found out I was positive and found this website. I really want to share my story so here it is. I have been getting hiv tests since I was 16 and was always negative. I had unprotected sex a few times but every year the test came back... Read more »