Is HIV Contagious?

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Ask the Experts

Are acute HIV symptoms contagious?

If one develops flu-like symptoms shortly after contracting HIV (sore throat, congestion, cough), are the symptoms contagious? In other words, would someone within the vicinity who has not been in sexual contact with the serconverted individual...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) symptoms are caused by HIV. Even though these symptoms are often referred to as "flu-like," HIVRead more »

Are anal secretions contagious with HIV ?

Dear, Doc.First of all thank you for your time, I had an encounteer with a male sex worker on the... Read more »


I am HIV Posititve and a friend of mine is in the hospital with Pnuemonia. I was wanting to visit... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Zealand Government to Decline Entry to Immigrants With Costly, Contagious Diseases, Including HIV, TB

...Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at . The ... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Hookups, House-Hunting and Heroes

...contagious through the air to Magic Johnson having been cured of the disease, many untruths and urban legends continue to surround HIV/AIDS. One that resurrected itself during the mortgage meltdown is the myth that people with the virus can't... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prominent French Doctor Says Bulgarians Didn't Cause HIV Contagion in Libyan Hospital

...under house arrest. The defendants complained of severe torture during police interrogation. Montagnier said he and Italian AIDS scholar Vittorio Collizzi have studied the case, answering a Bulgarian call for an independent international... Read more »
Housing Works

HIV and Travel

...protections against discrimination and serves no justifiable public health purpose. The United Nations International Guidelines on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights note that there is no public health rationale for restricting liberty of movement or... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...detect the virus, researchers reported last week. The findings underscore the importance of consistent safe sex in preventing AIDS. The investigators studied five couples in whom HIV transmission occurred soon after one partner contracted the... Read more »

Chances of getting HIV when you have dermatitis

Posted by Antre, 1 Reply
...Hi. I would like to ask about the chances of getting HIV when you have dermatitis and touch body fluids. Moreover what are the chances if these body fluids where out of the body for Read more »

to pvs and freinds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies he always felt strange and was looking strange at me and now i have unbarable pain in my eye, i also heard that fart from hiv can be contagious and this guy was looking strange and i felt a stick in my bakc through my underwear and it had... Read more »

CDC's "HIV per 10,000 expoaures"...old statistics?

Posted by rlimbo, 1 Reply
...exposures" table on theCDC website, just references to those statistics, which doesn't say when the statistics were published. If HIV is an non-contagious as it is, how is it such a problem, especially in Africa? Are there any newer studies than... Read more »
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