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How Long Does It Take Once You Contract Hiv For It To Develop Into Aids

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How can someone contract HIV? (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)

How can someone contract HIV? I mean if you have sex with multiple HIV negative people, can you contract it? I dont understand. Can someone get it by having unprotected sex with multiple HIV negative people? I dont understand....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I absolutely agree: You certainly don't understand! Can you contract HIV from having sex with multiple negative people? No, of course not. HIV is a sexually transmitted disease in which an HIV-infected person can transmit the virus to an... Read more »

How to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)

If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Once again a QTND (question that never dies) arises! And of course the ATNC (answer that never changes) remains unchanged! Two HIV-negative people cannot create HIV out of thin air and transmit it to each other. (See below.) Menstrual blood... Read more »

When working as a volunteer health care worker, is it possible I contracted the HIV virus?

Two summers ago I volunteered in a developing country. I work mostly in a clinic for men and women living with HIV and AIDS. I often had to change incontinent residents and their soiled bedsheets. I would also have to lift them up while another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,What do I think? I think you are a compassionate, generous, warm-hearted, loving individual who deserves our utmost praise and appreciation. I also think you have racked up enormous amounts of excellent cosmic karma that should provide you with a... Read more »

once converted to AIDS from HIV what now?

my brother lived with HIV for 20 years. He recently was hospitalized with pnuemonia. the doctors told us he has converted to Aids. What can we do, what should we expect, how long can he live and are drugs still useful?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Many forms of AIDS-associated pneumonia can be treated. If your brother's HIV virus has developed resistance to many/most of the available HIV meds then chances for full recovery and long life are diminished. Many variables (both HIV related... Read more »
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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 »

My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 2 Replies
Hi there,

I have a had a fear of AIDS for the past 6 years. So bad that I could not study for my final exams. this fear is not due to unprotected casual sex or needles, Ive only had one partner in my life.I once had bad acne on my chest and back, and... Read more »

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 »

Did I contract HIV....Really Worried

Posted by Jase
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 »