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How To Protect People From Hiv

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Research shows some people protected from HIV infection

People with two mutant copies of the CCR5 gene appear to be protected from HIV infection. If this is the case how can someone determine if they have this type of mutant gene?My husband has been infected appx. 7 yrs. and did not know until PCP...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
...gene is just that - relative. Even if you were found to harbor such a mutation, it would NOT be safe for you to resume an unprotected sexual relationship with someone who is HIV positive. In fact, acquisition of HIV infection following various... Read more »

Protected Sex with HIV+ Person

Dear Doctor:I am (very very) concerned about something that recently happened to me. On November... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uganda: New Bill to Protect People With HIV

... Uganda's Parliamentary committee on HIV/AIDS is working on the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, which would provide workplace and civil liberties protections for infected Read more »
Project Inform

Protecting People With HIV in the California Budget

...and human services in a budget amendment process that started in early spring. That proposal included an $85 million cut from HIV services, eliminating state funding for Education and Prevention, Home and Community-based Care, the Therapeutic... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Can Uridine Supplements Protect People With HIV/AIDS From Drug Toxicity?

...For many years a class of drugs called nukes (nucleoside analogues) has been the cornerstone of combination therapy to treat HIV/AIDS. Examples of nukes include the following: AZT (zidovudine, Retrovir) d4T (stavudine, Zerit) 3TC (lamivudine,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Yemen's Parliament Plans to Debate Law That Would Protect People Living With HIV/AIDS, Address Stigma, Discrimination

...-- said that people living with HIV/AIDS face widespread and multiple forms of discrimination and that their rights should be protected. Daghish said that "there is a need for this law in order to protect the rights of the people living with... Read more »
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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 »

hiv test at 7 weeks

Posted by ironman82, 1 Reply
...hi kind people out there, regarding my case, i had a unprotected oral sex from from a girl which last about 2 minutes and we have protected sex. After the exposure, i have some flu, joint arches Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was told that you should treat all sex partners as if they have hiv. So how would you protect yourself if having sex with an HIV POZ person? Condoms! Play safe always! Read more »

Can two people with HIV have sex

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Is it safe for 2 people who both have HIV to have sex. Can having sex make HIV worse if the other person has it too. Im sorry if this is a stupid question. Read more »