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How To Protect From Getting Hiv

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Will saliva protect me from getting HIV?

At your site you frequently state thet GIVING oral sex to a woman involves some risk of HIV transmission. Yet elsewhere I've also read many times that experts believe that there's something in saliva which helps kill or neutralise the virus....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...are extremely low risk for HIV (as long as the saliva is not visibly contaminated with blood).Will the saliva in your mouth protect you when giving someone else oral sex? We know that there have been cases of HIV transmission through giving oral... Read more »

Likelyhood of getting HIV after protected sex with a hooker--so stressed and scared

Dear Dr.,This forum is amazing. My fears and anxiety are starting to consume me so I figured I'd... Read more »

afraid even if protected sex with hiv husband

My husband is hiv positive and I am defenitely hiv negative, I finished all the check up, Praise... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Prevention: Peer Influence Plays Key Role in AIDS-Protective Behavior by Ghanaian Youth

...Communication (2003;8(5):463-474). Back to other news for December 1, 2003 Previous Updates  | --> Search the Newsroom archive Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Microbicide Containing Natural Compound Provides Protection in Monkeys Against Simian Version of HIV, Study Says

... An experimental microbicide containing a naturally occurring compound provides protection in monkeys against the simian version of HIV by diminishing immune responses to the virus, according to a study published Read more »
The Body PRO

Human Trial of Vaginal Microbicide Gel PRO 2000 Finds Some Level of HIV Protection

...gel. The placebo and the no-gel arms are the control arms. The two active products were being tested for their efficacy against HIV infection. Salim Abdool Karim, M.D., Ph.D. PRO 2000 is an anionic polymer; it works by attaching to... Read more »

UNAIDS Executive Director Calls for Action to Protect Youth From HIV/AIDS

...(UNAIDS), called on governments to expand their efforts to provide HIV prevention and care for young people. "The tools we need to protect the world's children are well-known," Dr Piot told an audience of Heads of State, ministers, and... Read more »
Connect With Others

Do condoms protect against HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi, are condoms extremly effective against HIV? I'm just wondering if anyone konws anyone, or contracted HIV while performing safe sex? I'm sure the virus has to have been Read more »

Protected sex!!!! It's making me crazy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Ok, someone explain WHY people are worried about protected sex? If you had protected sex and are worried about getting HIV, then you have major guilt issues with your behavior. So, keep Read more »

Nutrition for prevention?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies here your opinion: I've recently come over several reports that a healthy immune system might protect you from getting the HIV, eating correctly, excercising etc. Could simply being healthy protect you altogether? Or is this rather far... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...has anyone ever been infected though sex with a latex condom that didn't break? i had protected sex and tested neg at 90 days via HA, but i'm so scarred that i'm infected and that i'm a late seroconverter and i don't want Read more »