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Is Becoming Hiv Positive After One Time Sex Rare

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

HIV-Positive Gay Men Rarely Regret Revealing Their Status to Friends, Family, Study Says

HIV-positive gay men rarely regret revealing their HIV status to their family and friends, according to a study published in the April edition of the journal AIDS Education and Prevention , Reuters Health reports. Julianne Serovich of Ohio State... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Men Who Have Sex With Men in Shenzhen, China, Rarely Use Condoms to Prevent Spread of HIV

Only 20% of men who have sex with men in Shenzhen, China, use condoms each time they have sex, according to a survey conducted by the Shenzhen Disease Prevention and Control Centre, the South China Morning Post reports. Shenzhen -- a town in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Examines Lingering Doubts About Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain in New York City

The Los Angeles Times on Sunday examined HIV/AIDS experts' doubts about the importance of a rare, highly drug-resistant HIV strain detected in a New York City man in February and the decision to publicize the case widely (Piller, Los Angeles... Read more »
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Dr. Conway - "rare cases" expert - PLEASE help me! (no response from "Safe sex " forum)

Dear Dr. Conway, Firstly, thank you for this web side it helps me a lot during this hard time. Sorry for my English, but I am not native speaker (I am from Hungary).My case is quite complicated. April 20: relatively low risk exposure mutual...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I think you need to believe the results of your HIV tests and move on. The one and only other test I would do is a CD4 count, to make sure that we are not missing one of the extremely rare cases that could be missed by the excellent HIV tests you... Read more »

Could I be one of those rare rare instances? Please help.

What are the chances that I could be hiv positive but testing hiv negative 4 1/2 years after potential exposure to hiv? The reason I am doubting my hiv negative status(4 1/2 years after last risky event) is due to the numberof symptoms I have that...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It would be extremely unlikely given the sensitivity of todays HIV antibody tests. A DNA PCR test would be definitive.MH... Read more »

New rare HIV strain

Dear Dr.I am from China.I had unsafe sex with a Chinese guy (a bisextual who is working in NY) in Oct 2005.Acute HIV symptoms (fever,diarrhea,sore throat)appeared 3 days later. I have a test after the window period. It is negative. However I fell...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The "CDC government told my company that I am HIV carrier"???? What???? You'll have to give me a bit more information about that, because, based on your repeated (and excessive) HIV tests, you are conclusively and definitively... Read more »

One more time please... I know I'm rare case!

Hello, I need your help. I have ongoing symptoms that are so severe with extreme sore throat and excessive dry mouth, swollen lymph nodes ect.. I have been tested 7 times for antibodies out to almost 9 months now. My CBC is all off lymph % at 13.7...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:This forum receives thousands of emails every month and it is impossible for me to answer every single one of them. That is why I have not answered before. You said that you "know you are a rare case". Unfortunately, all I can... Read more »
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Rare Strain???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What is your opinion? Following intercourse (unprotected insertive vaginal) with a sex worker in the Philippines in July, 2002 I experiences a flu-like illness 3 weeks later. Most symptoms subsided in a week or so, some lasted a longer. ... Read more »

Rare occasion, no antibodies? Please answer

Posted by ImmuneFail, 2 Replies
Hi, first off I just wanted to tell you I've never had any serious life threatening conditions nor any known immune system problems, I had a normal immune system. I don't do drugs or even drink often. I eat pretty healthy and try to stay at active... Read more »

Advice on expert about testing on rare HIV strains.

Posted by Vasyl, 1 Reply
Could someone from old inhabitants give an advice to which site expert can I address my question?

It is about testing for rare strains and groups.

Thanks. Read more »

HIV from one-time sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I want to know how many women contract HIV from having sex with a + person only a few times. I know it is possible, but I've heard it usually takes repeated exposure to the virus to contract the disease (unless the couple engages in higher-risk... Read more »