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Is Hiv Hard To Catch

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Ask the Experts

Hiv hard to catch?

I ask because i am freaking out. Had unprotected anal sex, i was the top and i know for a fact the guy was POS. I read in some of the forums that by him having an undetectable load puts me less at risk? Also answer me this one, it was my first time...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Don't freak out. Just get the facts and do what needs to be done.Facts:1.Unprotected sex places you at risk for STDs, including HIV.2.An undetectable viral load may decrease the risk for HIV transmission, but certainly does not eliminate... Read more »

A hard time catching my breath

I was diagnosed with HIV two weeks ago, and at that time I had thrush which with meds is going... Read more »

can a person catch hiv from virgins ??

can a person catch hiv/aids from having unprotected anal sex with multiple virgins ? or an... Read more »
Articles
AIDS United

The Fight to Catch Up and Start Moving Towards an AIDS-Free Generation

I've never known a time without HIV and AIDS. It affected my family early as my uncle was diagnosed positive before I was born. Even my high school in conservative Bakersfield, California had the AIDS Quilt visit our campus. I entered this world of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Hitting Chile's Youth Hard

Last month, Chile's Ministry of Health reported that heterosexuals represented 35 percent of new HIV infections reported in 2004, up from 20 percent in 1984. Young adult Chileans ages 19-24 accounted for 60 percent of STDs and 50 percent of new HIV... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

Policy Facts: Catch-22: Medicaid and HIV

Introduction Discretionary vs. Mandatory Programs Medicaid Medicaid HIV Waivers The Early Treatment for HIV Act Conclusion Introduction Antiretroviral therapy keeps people living with HIV healthy. But the costs of HIV care can impoverish... Read more »
National Association of People With AIDS

Reporting From IAC 2012 -- Now Comes the Hard Part

It was spectacular, historic, and emotional. AIDS 2012 was full of hope for the 34 million people worldwide living with HIV today, and poignant with the memory of the 35 million who have died. Even if you had been to previous Conferences, walking... Read more »
Connect With Others

Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »

Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
I have a friend who is hiv positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist... Read more »

Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
Dear Expert,

I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you!

I am scared over the incident told below!

Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always... Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »