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How To Have Safe Sex With Hiv Patient

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Missouri: Effort Supports HIV/AIDS Patients While Promoting Safe Sex

The St. Louis Effort for AIDS (EFA) provides free, confidential HIV testing and treatment referral to residents in the seven-county metropolitan area. Data from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services show the region reported 258... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Belgium, United Kingdom: Young Gay Men Ignoring Safe Sex, HIV Study Warns

New research shows that public warnings and campaigns about the dangers of unsafe sex do not appear to be getting through to young men who have sex with men (MSM). Scientists at Ghent University in Belgium analyzed the genetic profile of HIV in... Read more »
kaisernetwork.org

Can Unsafe Sex Be Safe?

Suzanna Attia, M.D.: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. It is a pleasure to speak here at my first International AIDS Conference. So, can unsafe sex be safe? Today, we will discuss current evidence on HIV-1 transmission rates according to viral... Read more »
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Anal Sex & HIV Positive, is it safe?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

I am HIV+ with very low T-cells (11) and moderately low viral load (18,000). I have been having anal sex with my partner who wears a condom. There is some bleeding after having sex -- my partner is concerned that it isn't safe for me. Is it...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. There is no simple answer to this question. There would potentially be arisk to you if any infectious diseases (especially bacterial infections) wereto gain an access to your bloodstream while you were actively... Read more »

Why safe sex post-HIV ?

In your reply to Drug Resistance Dec 4, 2008 www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Meds/Current/Q197677.htmlyou say :"Once the decision to start HIV medications is made, continuing safe habits remains important"Why ? To safeguard against other...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.You're correct- there are multiple reasons why practicing safer sex (after starting HIV medications) is important. You've highlighted a couple of important ones.Clearly the risk of getting new sexually... Read more »

fevers with HIV The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

In the Merck Manual, it describes one of the symptoms of HIV as being intermittent fevers. How often is considered intermittent and what constitutes the degree of fever one with HIV may have? Thank you....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.There is no simple way to make a description of the fevers associated withHIV/AIDS, since they can vary so much from person to person. Sometimes therecan be low grade fevers, and sometimes there can be high grade... Read more »

Preparation for HIV TestThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Rick, Is it advisable to avoid eating for a certain number of hours before taking an HIV antibody test? Usually, doctors will tell patients to take a conventional set of blood tests on an empty stomach; I was wondering if the same caution correctly...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. When taking HIV antibody tests, whetheryou eat or not (prior to the test) will not affect the test results. Inaddition, taking drugs like sleeping pills will also not affect this test. So if you tested negative,... Read more »
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Is safe sex needed between HIV+ partners?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is safe sex needed between HIV+ partners? Recent study suggests maybe not??

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how safe is safe sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies




I've read on reliable websites (webmd.com) that using a latex condom is 98-100 effective in preventing HIV infection. Has anyone ever been infected with HIV after having protected sex where there was no break or slips in the condom? Is it safe to... Read more »

Is Oral Sex Safe--NO!!!!

Posted by fdjk3, 2 Replies
I just read "Study: HIV Infection from Receptive Oral Sex is Rare" http://www.thebody.com/bp/oct01/prev_conf.html
It implies that the risk from oral sex is zero. I know from firsthand experience that this is not true. I got HIV through oral sex. For... Read more »

Safe or safer sex?

Posted by Anonymous
I here all of yall worrying about unprotected encounters but what about protected encounters, does this not count as risk? What is the boards feelings on this.

Mike

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