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How Soon After Hiv Exposure Contagious

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"How soon is HIV contagious?" Possibility of passing HIV to baby through casual contact?

Dear DoctorsWhen you are exposed to HIV, how long does it take to became contagious? Is it immediately? About an hour after a violence where the aggressor even stung me with a syringe, I kissed my baby on the mouth without thinking about it because...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,It's hard to answer when exactly someone would become contagious. But in the situation you're describing I'm more curious about your risk and how you <i>wouldn't</i> be able to pass it on... Read more »

Are anal secretions contagious with HIV ?

Dear, Doc.First of all thank you for your time, I had an encounteer with a male sex worker on the... Read more »

lymphoma or contagious KS?- still neg

I have been reading about KS and wondering if I could have gotten it through a one-time het. sexual... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Zealand Government to Decline Entry to Immigrants With Costly, Contagious Diseases, Including HIV, TB

The New Zealand government on Wednesday announced that it will ban people from migrating to the country if they test positive for diseases or conditions that could be contagious or costly to treat, such as HIV or tuberculosis, the Associated Press ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Viral Load Will Be No Defense Against Prosecution for HIV Exposure or Transmission in Norway

A report by a Norwegian Commission on HIV and the Law increased the state's options to prosecute persons who infect or expose others to HIV. The courts in Norway prosecuted individuals under a 1902 law meant to be used against those who negligently... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pilot Project Offers Gay Men Free Post-HIV Exposure Medication

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) reports it will provide free post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to gay men who may have been exposed to HIV through consensual sex. The project also will offer gay men counseling during PEP and after HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention: Promoting Safe and Effective Use in the United States

New Tool to Reduce the Risk of HIV Infection Among Gay and Bisexual Men In November 2010, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the results of the iPrEx trial, a large research study examining whether a pill containing drugs used to... Read more »
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HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show: Study
Reuters Health
10.18.01

HIV may be highly transmissible before an infected person experiences its first, flu-like symptoms, and before HIV tests can detect the virus, researchers reported last week.... Read more »

Burning Tongue Part II (My Exposure)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My Exposure would be deep French Kissing (I have a non-contagious gum condition in which they are always cut and open. They bleed quite a bit if dental floss is just slightly inserted between teeth) and I performed clitoral masturbation on her. I... Read more »

Recent exposure Question

Posted by Smalltown, 2 Replies
First of all this board has really helped me manage to make it through this last week. I have read alot of useful information and have determined my worst fear, that I did have a moderate to high risk HIV exposure.

Before I go on let me say that I... Read more »

Unfortunate Sexual exposure/ injection exposure

Posted by joe62, 2 Replies
Hi to the wonderful people of this website. I want to narrate my story for information and advise.
I am an expat, while away to a third world country, i had a contact with a women with unknown status, and she stayed with me for two weeks, I was well... Read more »