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How One Gets Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

One Filipino Gets HIV Every 90 Minutes -- AIDS Council

The Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC) data reported that one Filipino is infected with HIV every 1.5 hours. According to Dr. Ferchito Avelino, PNAC executive director, the country was experiencing a "fast and furious" epidemic. Since 1984, the... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

In New York City MSM With Rectal Bacterial Infection, One in 15 Gets HIV Yearly

This article was reported by the Westside Gazette (Broward County, Fla.). An article in Westside Gazette reported a study on New York City men who have sex with men (MSM) with rectal bacterial infections and HIV infection. According to the... Read more »
PositiveWords

Reducing the Risks of Conception: Getting Pregnant When One or Both Partners Is HIV+

If you have decided to have a child, there are strategies for getting pregnant that reduce the risks to the mother, the father and the baby. The chances of getting pregnant will go up and the risk of an uninfected partner getting HIV will go down if... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Getting involved with one's own treatment

I am HIV+ and find it very hard to "take control" of my treatment. When I read treatment materials I just get sicker. I feel like all the side effects will happen. The more I read the more frightened I become. So even though I gave some...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Dear Sally,While for many people living with HIV knowledge is power, for many others like you, becoming an active partner in their treatment is simply too overwhelming. It is important that you not feel badly about how you are handling your... Read more »

Hair loss getting worst and no one knows why.

I recently was put on Crixivan, Norvir and Zerit, and Ziagen. I got real sick. I started losing hair as well as other side effects. He took me off of that and put me on Videx, Sustiva and Zerit. Yhe only remaining side effect is hair loss. It has...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
There are many potential causes of Hair loss and it can be associated with antiretroviral use or HIV itself. I presume your doctors have been unable to find the cause, despite their examination and lab evaluation and I would suggest that you see a... Read more »

it takes only one time (HETEROSEXUAL TRANSMISSION) (HIV TRANSMISSION AFTER ONE EXPOSURE)

This is a comment on one of the readers questions asking if you can get hiv by penetrating a woman who has hiv just ONE time when not wearing a condom, in other words not practising safe sex. One time. Yes you can, I did it one time and got it I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thank you for writing in and sharing your story. It's amazing how many heterosexual guys do not believe they are at risk for HIV. Obviously our HIV awareness and prevention programs under the sex-phobic Bush Administration were woefully... Read more »

One last question - Only asked Once :) - I donated and hope I didnt make the Throw this one out List!! (SPIT, SPITTLE AND HIV TRANSMISSION 2010)

Quick Question Dr. Bob, What do you meen when you say essentially? With these wet talkers - should I be wearing full-dressed scuba gear. I guess just wondering if this is completely nonexistant. As you say to some - No Way, No How ect...Im just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"Essentially nonexistent" means your chances are vanishingly remote. Yeah, I know your next question will be: What does vanishingly remote mean? Rich, the bottom line is that spittle is icky but it is not an HIV risk. Period. End of... Read more »
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getting paranoid...afraid of hiv

Posted by robbieb, 1 Reply
I'm getting terrified I have HIV. Here are my exposures in the last year. Am I screwed?

One blowjob given to completion with swallowing

One partial BJ/rimming

Two times guys tried to penetrate my ass no more than 3 attempts and they didn't seem to... Read more »

Chances of getting HIV when you have dermatitis

Posted by Antre, 1 Reply
Hi. I would like to ask about the chances of getting HIV when you have dermatitis and touch body fluids. Moreover what are the chances if these body fluids where out of the body for some minutes?

One friend of mine wanted to have sex at a brothel and... Read more »

Chances of getting HIV

Posted by cookie, 3 Replies
Hi,

One day at school, i found a drop of blood on my skin and i don't know who it was. I want to ask the cances of me getting HIV and how much blood is needed to transmit HIV?

Thx Read more »

Athlete's foot getting worse due to hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've had athletes foot ever since I've been young. My feet always crack and peel. If you were infected with hiv after 13 weeks would it cause your foot problem to get worse? I am noticing more peeling lately. Read more »