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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

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bahamian Minister of Health: Illegal Immigrants Among Those Most at Risk of Contracting HIV/AIDS

Speaking Tuesday at a regional summit on HIV/AIDS, Bahamian Minister of Health Dr. Hubert Minnis said prevention efforts targeting undocumented immigrants are hindered by their fear of apprehension, language barriers, stigma, lack of economic power,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

contracting hiv/aids

Can you contract hiv/aids from saliva?...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
There have been no documented cases of HIV transmission from saliva or tears;JLS.... Read more »

Can I contract HIV/AIDS this way?

Hi! I'm very concerned. I, personally, don't participate in any HIV risks behavior, but my uncle whom I was living with, has AIDS. Last month, before I moved out, I accidentally dropped my partial denture in my uncle's bathroom sink...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Thanks for writing in. You were not at risk in this situation. You are correct, HIV does not live well outside of the human body. Even if there was blood in the sink, and virus in the blood, it would have been unable to infect another... Read more »

Can I contract HIV/AIDS this way?

This may sound silly, but it's a legit question, so I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. I recently found out that my uncle, whom I'm currently living with, has full blown AIDS. I accidentally dropped my partial denture in the sink when...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,You are not at risk in a situation like this. HIV does not live well outside of the body. Any virus present would be unable to infect you.In health,Richard... Read more »

What is the possibility of contracting HIV/Aids from dry blood?

Today at school I sat down at a desk and realized that there was a droplet of what appeared to be either dry blood or mayeb dried coffee. What alarmed me was a. the fact I didn't know what it was and b. I have a small cut on my arm and I...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThere is no risk of HIV transmission from your experience. If it were blood containing HIV with it being dry means it has been there for awhile and HIV once it is outside of the body begins to die and not able to infect. HIV transmission occurs... Read more »
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Contracting HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
If a person has AIDS and affected another person, will that other person have AIDS or will he/she be HIV+?

Me and my ex-boyfriend broke up about 2 years ago. I haven't spoken to him since we broke up. 2 weeks ago, he contacts me and we've been... 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 of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... Read more »

Did I contract HIV....Really Worried

Posted by Jase, 2 Replies
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 »

Did you contract HIV while using meth?

Posted by Anonymous
My name is Camilla and I am collecting the stories of men who became infected with HIV while using crystal meth for a health policy research project. If you would be open to sharing your story with me or answering a few of my questions -... Read more »