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How Much Blood Is Required To Contract Hiv

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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 contract HIV because when he was in the military they did a study on him that said that he does not have a protein to which HIV must bond in order to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Perhaps your friend is dyslexic and his "protein 23" is the delta 32 mutation??? (See below.) Also, please note even if your dyslexic dude does possess the delta 32 mutation, this would not make him immune to all strains of HIV!... Read more »

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... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canadian Province Announces Law Requiring People Who Might Have Exposed Emergency Workers to HIV to Undergo Blood Test

Officials in Alberta, Canada, last week announced a new law that will require people who might have exposed emergency workers to HIV or other infectious diseases to submit a blood test if ordered by a judge, the Edmonton Sun reports. Under the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chinese Government Not Enforcing Legal Requirement to Test Blood, HIV/AIDS Advocate Says

The Chinese government is not enforcing a nationwide mandate that requires HIV testing for blood used in transfusions, Wan Yanhai, head of the Beijing Aizhixing Institute of Health Education, said on Tuesday at a news briefing in Beijing, Reuters ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Colo. Senate Passes Bill Requiring HIV Testing for Pregnant Women

The Colorado Senate on Wednesday approved a bill (S.B. 179 ) requiring HIV testing for pregnant women to prevent mother-to-child-transmission of the virus, the Colorado Springs Gazette reports. The bill would make several changes to a current... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nineteen HIV-Positive People in China Win Compensation From Hospital After Contracting Virus From Unscreened Blood

A group of 19 HIV-positive people in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province will receive about $2.5 million from the hospital where they contracted the virus after receiving transfusions of unscreened, illegal blood, a court ruled on Tuesday,... Read more »
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please help! fair judgement required!

Posted by amrit, 3 Replies
Hello guys and gals :)
Here is my story that gives me panik 2 months allready.
just as most people i was stupid! and how much stupid!!!
I visited cambodia that is one of the most hiv infected countries in the east and i had a crush on cambodian girls.
i... Read more »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
I have a question. I noticed I had some blood looking spots on my sleeve, after I wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and... 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

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 »