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How To Stay Safe From Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Botswana Project Encourages Young People to Donate "Safe Blood," Stay HIV-Free

Botswana has launched a new project that encourages young people to donate "safe blood" and teaches them how to avoid contracting HIV, Reuters AlertNet reports. The project, Pledge 25, targets youths both in and out of school because "most of them... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Staying Safe: What People Who Inject Drugs Know About Preventing Hep C and HIV

People who borrow and lend drug injection equipment, including needles, are at risk of getting and passing on hepatitis C and HIV. However, there are people who have been injecting drugs for a long time who have managed to "stay safe" from hepatitis... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Safe Injection Site Stays Open, For Now

Citing the need for more research, Health Canada announced Friday it has postponed a final decision on Vancouver's safe injection site. Insite, a pilot project that permits addicts to inject their own drugs under the supervision of a nurse to... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Staying Safe

Hi Doc,I always thought getting a bj was absolutely safe. In fact, I would do this as opposed to protected vaginal sex because I was worried that if the condom broke, it was very unsafe. So what is safer - unprotected bj or protected vaginal sex?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Protected insertive penile-vaginal sex is considered safe if the latex condom is used properly and doesn't fail (break). Unprotected insertive oral sex carries a very low risk for HIV acquisition.If the condom fails during penetrative... Read more »

Straight talk about being an Afro-woman and staying safe

Great work Dr. Bob you are definitely making your peace with God by educating and helping so many people. Here is my question or comment There is a lot of focus on homosexual relationships and HIV while afro-women are being hit the hardest. I doubt...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Afro-Woman,Whether Afro or Non-Afro; woman, man or tranny; gay or straight; the safer sex guidelines and estimated-risk statistics for various sexual acts remain the same. You and all our readers can review the many aspects of safer sex in the... Read more »

What percent does mix couples have on staying HIV-

My hubby came back from prison 5 years later hiv+ iam - We practise safe sex but a condom broke.Im scared for our 2 children, I dont know what to expect of this.should i consider myself to be + for sure? I was tested a month later but was -What...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
I cannot give you precise percentages because transmission of HIV is dependent on so many factors. However, you should know that most mixed status couples do not transmit HIV within the relationship when both are aware and concerned and... Read more »

Is it safe for someone HIV negative to use a hot tub with someone HIV positive?

I am HIV negative, my spouse is HIV positive. Is it safe for us to use a hot tub together, and can the HIV virus be transmitted to others if they use our hot tub?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiVery safe, no chance of HIV transmission occurring by sharing a nice sit in the hot tub!!Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear All,
I don't know what to say but I convince myslef that I'm infected. I've been living with this symptoms for the last 4 weeks from my exposure and very tired of it. Eventhough having protected sex, still symptoms linger on my body. Pain on my... Read more »

Stay away from Adam4adam

Posted by dmdprman, 3 Replies
Thats how I met people supposedly negative who gave me HIV. Boy, if I could turn back time. But Im living and believing i will be ok and live a long life. Please advise your friends to stay away from that site as well. Read more »

Staying or Falling in Love: After being diagnosed

Posted by Kaitee, 7 Replies
My diagnosis came to me in an interesting way. I had been seeing a guy almost a month when I had found out I was HIV+. We met and our feelings developed rather rapidly.

We were very open and honest about our feelings and found each other had a lot... Read more »