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
...mark.2.Avoid future risk, worry and freak-outs by using a latex condom and water-based lubricant.3.Realize that HIV is indeed harder to catch than many people fear (you've seen the statistical risk estimates), but easier to catch than the... Read more »

It's hard to believe your statistics!! (HIV STATISTICS)

Hey Dr. Bob, I first read your site about 3 years ago when I was a sophmore in college and worried... Read more »

comment on : It's hard to believe your statistics!! (HIV STATISTICS)

If the probability of being infected in a single exposure is p = 1/1000, the probability of being... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Hard to Argue" HIV/AIDS Treatment Impossible in Developing World With Success of Program in Haiti, Opinion Piece Says

... Partners in Health and its workers in Haiti "have already made it hard to argue that [AIDS] control is impossible," and "thanks to this growing effort ... the rich nations of the world now face a Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Post-Election Violence in Kenya Particularly Hard on HIV Patients

... Many of the Kenyans displaced by December's post-election violence are HIV patients, and for them the tumult was especially hard. For many patients, antiretroviral (ARV) treatment was interrupted, and the conditions they found themselves in... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Brother-to-Brother Receives Funds to Raise Awareness About HIV Vaccine Research in Hard-to-Reach Populations

...competitive selection process, Brother-to-Brother was chosen as one of only 20 groups nationwide to receive funding to educate hard-to-reach populations about HIV vaccine research. "There's a lot of misunderstanding about HIV vaccine research... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Research Finds Health Delivery Services "Deteriorated" in African Countries Hard Hit By AIDS

...Research, which finds that the "HIV/AIDS pandemic has dealt a body blow to the delivery of health care services in countries hard hit by the disease." The research compares data from national Demographic and Health Surveys in 14 sub-Saharan... Read more »
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Pls Advice...Am I infected?

Posted by Cerezo70, 3 Replies
...weeks ago, i developed rashes on my arms all the way down to my palms. They are not going away. I did test myself using 1/2 HIV Test and it showed non-reactive. A few days ago, my wife developed rashes on the same area of the body. Now i'm... Read more »

waiting is so hard

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...noticed it slipping a lot during sex although I think the tip of my penis has always been protected. At least I think--it's hard to tell when you're having sex in the dark. Well, anyway, after our last sexual escapade I starting having groin... Read more »

receiving oral sex from partner with bleeding gums

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...He had just brushed his teeth before this happened. The oral sex was pretty rough, and I'm scared that I may have contracted HIV from his blood entering my vagina...any advice? I mean, am I worrying over nothing or is this a likely route of... Read more »


Posted by needavise, 1 Reply
...depends of how comfortable i feel with the other person. so it is minimal too. i do not perform oral sex. i know that hiv is a hard virus to catch, everything has to be right for it, but also know that drinking lower your defenses. any advise?... Read more »
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