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How To Protect People From Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
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 persons. The committee is discussing the measure with stakeholders in... Read more »
Project Inform

Protecting People With HIV in the California Budget

California has been facing a massive budget deficit for the past several years, a problem that is expected to continue for the next several budget years. A weak economy, structural barriers to increasing revenues, "solutions" from previous budgets... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Legislation in Some Asia-Pacific Countries Aimed at Protecting People Living With HIV Not Enforced, UN Development Program Report Says

"Several countries in Asia-Pacific have successfully enacted laws to protect people living with HIV, but in most cases the legislation lacks teeth, according to a new report [.pdf] by the U.N. Development Program," Devex reports. "Cambodia, China,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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
Unfortunately, the relative protection offered by the presence of two mutant copies of the CCR5 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... Read more »

Question #1: Are those who pass on infection reckless?Question #2: Do responsible people take steps to protect themselves?

What evidence is there of behavior change among those who find out they have HIV? My next question would be: how do you know most people with HIV are responsible? Could they really be responsible if they got the disease from someone else?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your questions. People who are HIV positive do not know it,until they are tested. Until they get tested, they may unknowingly transmitthe virus to others. Many people who are infected (but have not yet beentested) do not perceive... Read more »

Does the ADA protect promotions for HIV+

The company I work for knows I am disabled because of my HIV status. I followed my Dr's orders on how to handle this in order to protect myself from being terminated due to the number of sick days I miss. However, can my company use the fact...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Did your doctor advise you to disclose your diagnosis at work, not just the fact that you are being treated for a disability? If so, it was poor advice. In any case, you'd have a hard time pinning the lack of encouragement about promotion to... Read more »

hiv after history of protected sex

Hi,I'm freaking out abit.I've always had protected sex buti've read certain posts that some people after testing positive cannot deal with their diagnosis as they've always had protected sex.So even if you have sex with condoms...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereThe body of research on the effectiveness of latex condoms in preventing sexual transmission of HIV is both comprehensive and conclusive. The ability of latex condoms to prevent transmission of HIV has been scientifically established in... Read more »
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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 transmitted whle condoms were used in the past a few times or so by some... Read more »

How to protect your partner when you are dating someone who is not HIV Positive?

Posted by pozlady, 3 Replies
Are there any other measures that are important besides the use of condoms that one should take when dating someone who is not HIV Positive?
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You can't always protect them

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Took my teenage son for an HIV test today. He had no risk factors. The counselor asked him why he even wanted to be tested?

He told her. Because my girlfriends parents found out my mom has HIV and they want to make sure I don't have it before I... 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 »