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American Academy of HIV Medicine

AAHIVM Reaffirms Support for Routine HIV Testing, Calls Upon All Medical Providers to Perform at Least One HIV Test on National HIV Testing Day June 27

Washington, D.C. -- With the overhaul of the nation's health care system at center stage for the White House, the Congress and the country, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), on National HIV Testing Day 2009, affirms its commitment to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supervised Blood-Based Self-Sample Collection and Rapid Test Performance: A Valuable Alternative to the Use of Saliva by HIV Testing Programs With No Medical or Nursing Staff

Some saliva-based HIV testing initiatives, the authors wrote, "have resulted in an unacceptable percentage of false positives," while in many countries doctors or nurses are required for blood-based HIV testing programs. In the current study, the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV Tests Negative for Porn Actors Who Performed With "Patient Zero"

HIV tests conducted on the co-workers of an adult-film actor diagnosed with the virus in October have discovered no new infections, the co-founder of Vivid Entertainment told the Los Angeles Times on Friday. "We can confirm that all performers who... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Do Insurance Companies perform HIV tests for individual policies?

Does insurance companies (specifically BSBS) perform HIV blood tests when a person tries to enroll for an individual health plan? If so will they, let you know of the results of this test in a rejection letter?Thanks for any information....
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
For individual policies, the insurance company has you complete an application whcih includes a medical questionnaire. You can go to a BC or BS website to see the application. Typically, the applications for an individual policy will include a... Read more »

hiv+ woman performing fellatio on hiv- man risky?

I've seen some stats here on oral sex but can't quite figure out if the stats pertain to the scenario of an hiv+ woman performing fellatio on an hiv- man. Is the man at risk for contracting hiv in this manner, and if so, what do the stats...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The risk is extremely low. The estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV from unprotected insertive (negative guy) oral sex with a poz partner (male or female) is 0.5 per 10,000 exposures. However, please note these are merely estimates and not... Read more »

HIV- lover performed oral on me and grazed my penis

RyanI have been hiv for the past four years and my lover has twice tested negative. Last week whilst he performed oral sex on me he grazed my penis slighty. There was hardly any visible blood. I must say that my viral load has been...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If your partner got blood in his mouth transmission is possible, but the likelihood of infection is difficult to measure in this circumstance. Many different factors will influence transmission like the concentration of virus in the fluid, the... Read more »

HIV from performing oral sex on a female?

I guess it (HIV) is different for everybody but how sick and for what periods of time are you sick after you test positive?I rapid tested at about 60 days after exposure and was negative. The woman who did the test said that the negative was a very...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou are correct in that oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission and the likelihood of you contracting HIV is so very small! The guidelines for testing is to have your initial test at 3 weeks and then again at 3 months, if both test... Read more »
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Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

How safe is performing oral sex now??? HELP!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all,

If I'm HIV+, how safe is it to perform oral sex on an HIV- guy? Sometime I give him pretty intense oral and his penis has been cut (a little bleeding) ... does that make a difference? Or is the only concern being him coming into contact with... Read more »

MALE SEXUAL PERFORMANCE PROBLEM

Posted by Anonymous
was looking for any feedback on impotency problems, i had an unsafe sex act{hetrosexual}last year and recently its as if my sex drive is way down, have problems maintaining an erection,and sometimes my scrotum seems to be very loose and hanging more... Read more »

Oral Sex Performed on a woman of unknown status

Posted by KRBClapton, 2 Replies
Should I test after performing oral sex on a woman of unknown status if this is the only thing I have done since my negative test 142 days from my last possible exposure? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Read more »