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How Soon After Contracting Hiv Is A Person Contagious

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Ask the Experts

Are acute HIV symptoms contagious?

If one develops flu-like symptoms shortly after contracting HIV (sore throat, congestion, cough), are the symptoms contagious? In other words, would someone within the vicinity who has not been in sexual contact with the serconverted individual...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) symptoms are caused by HIV. Even though these symptoms are often referred to as "flu-like," HIV Read more »

contagious

Nephew dying of HIV?AIDS.wants to visit me-My immune system is bad. can he visit.... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse and the Link to HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases

...through sharing needles and other injection paraphernalia such as cotton swabs, rinse water, and cookers. However, another way people are at risk for HIV is simply by using drugs, regardless of whether a needle and syringe is involved. Drugs and... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...8 identified four factors that contribute to HIV-related stigma: HIV/AIDS is a life-threatening disease, perceived to be contagious and threatening to the community. The disease is not well understood which contributes to fears. People living... Read more »
The Body

This Positive Life : Reality TV Star Talks About Living With HIV and Fighting Stigma

...person? If so, what have they been? Generally, I would say 99.9 percent of the responses have been supportive and outreaching: people e-mailing me saying thank you so much for being a role model or asking me questions about HIV and how they can... Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...14% were convinced they could contract HIV from trying on clothes in a store; and 10% believed money handled by an HIVer was contagious! However, AIDS phobia goes well beyond routine fear associated with misinformation or myth. Over the last... Read more »
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HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...detect the virus, researchers reported last week. The findings underscore the importance of consistent safe sex in preventing AIDS. The investigators studied five couples in whom HIV transmission occurred soon after one partner contracted the... Read more »

so scared

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...he was clear he says yes but I dont believe him. Does anyone know if you have sex with an infected partner whether it is 100% contagious or whether there are other factors that you may not catch it just because someone has it? Has there proof... Read more »

not sure...it's about my big sis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...is my first time. I don't want her to know this stuff so if you know who I am talking about please don't tell her. My sis has HIV, and at first when she told us I had to be strong for my mom but now my sis has lived with my mom for more then a... Read more »

Help.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...need to know how to feel. He didn't cum in me, which I thought was a good thing until I remembered about pre-cum. Is HIV highly contagious? Is it probable that I have contracted it? How do I know? What should I be looking for? I have some of the... Read more »