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How Soon Primary Hiv Infection Contagious

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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

Sex between 2 poz guys (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010)

I've been asked by another poz guy to have bareback sex. I don't know the facts. One would think... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

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

...for AIDS, and there is no vaccine to prevent a person from acquiring HIV, although there are effective medications to treat HIV infection and help prevent the progression to AIDS. How Is HIV/AIDS Spread? HIV can be transmitted by contact with... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...negative women to have vulvovaginal candidiasis; in fact, it is often one of the first manifestations of HIV disease in women. Vaginal candidiasis in women with HIV may be severe and recurrent, and may require... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

The Burden of Disease: HIV, TB, Malaria and Hepatitis

..."getting AIDS," that "you can't catch a syndrome," but, despite liberties taken with the name, the illnesses associated with HIV disease are real and deadly. In classical AIDS, the infections that began to appear in otherwise healthy gay men in... Read more »
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HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...contracted the virus -- and as early as one week before the partner developed the flu-like symptoms that characterize early HIV infection. "The main thing that's new is that we've shown for the first time that sexual transmission can happen... Read more »

HIV infected or not?

Posted by Andreea, 2 Replies
Could one get infected with HIV if he had wounds on he's fingers and touched plastic lids that an HIV positive cut himself in? (I heard that outside the body the virus dies in a few minutes, and if the person having the virus is taking a treatment,... Read more »

HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear Experts, I have some trouble, I need your help. Although you establish that HIV could transmit in three ways: Unprotected sexual intercourse, used syringes, and blood transfusion ..But I have one question: Could HIV transmis via... Read more »

HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What are the more common ways to contract HIV ? has there been any recording of the Condom Breaking and the person has then contracted HIV ? Has there been any recording of a person sitting on a needle and then getting HIV ? will you know if you... Read more »