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How To Have Safe Sex With Someone Who Has Hiv Symptoms

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Dermatitis possible early symptom The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Hello Rick. Was wondering if you have heard of an initial symptom of HIV infection (within first couple months) of dermatitis on the skin-- small patch on neck and arm--instead of the viral syndrome that some people experience. I may of course just...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Dermatitis is not associated with recent HIV infection. The only skincondition seen with recent HIV infection is a rash that sometimes occursduring Acute Viral Syndrome. More information about this rash is... Read more »

Specific Symptoms--A ListThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Could you please give us a comprehensive list of symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS? Also, do you... Read more »

SymptomsThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Is it possible for symptoms to appear about 11 days after exposure, be very mild and last only two... Read more »
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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions About Safe Sex and HIV Prevention

What exactly is AIDS? Which body fluids can transmit the HIV virus, and which ones don't? How is HIV transmitted? Can you get HIV through oral sex? What are the risks from fingering someone? Can you get HIV or another sexually transmitted... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Ask the HIV Specialist: Safe Sex Is for Seniors, Too

Helen C. Koenig, M.D., M.P.H. Q: I am a 65-year-old woman. I lost my husband six years ago and have finally decided to enter the dating world again. My friends have convinced me to go on a cruise especially for single seniors, but my daughter... Read more »
Project Inform

Medical Marijuana: Is it Safe?

Many people have used medical marijuana to manage symptoms of HIV infection and side effects of therapies. Medical marijuana users assert that the drug is useful in treating nausea, increasing appetite or as a mild analgesic (to help with headaches... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City Health Officials Urge MSM to Practice Safe Sex, Abstinence After Two Local Men Diagnosed With Rare STD

New York City health officials on Wednesday urged men who have sex with men to practice safe sex or abstinence after two local men were diagnosed with a rare sexually transmitted disease called lymphogranuloma venereum, or LGV, the Long Island ... Read more »
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symptoms after having safe sex

Posted by maverick2323, 6 Replies
i had safe sex with 3 different ladies in last month. Now having symptoms from last one week like weakness, less appetite, feeling feverish (around 36.3 which started with chill on first time) minor head aches. done elisa test after 4 week which... Read more »

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 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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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 »