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Is Hiv Hard To Contract

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Infants Born to HIV-Positive Women With Herpes More Likely to Contract HIV, Study Says

Infants born to HIV-positive women diagnosed with genital herpes during pregnancy are more likely to contract HIV, according to a study published in the December 2005 issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology , Reuters reports. Katherine... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Who Use Microbicides, Still Contract HIV Could End Up With Fewer Treatment Options Because of Resistance, Study Finds

Women who use microbicides in an effort to protect themselves from HIV could end up with fewer treatment options if they contract the virus because of possible drug resistance, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: No-Bid AIDS Contract Draws Dissent

On Tuesday, a divided Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved by 3-2 a no-bid, four-year AIDS contract funded by a nearly $200,000 federal grant to the private nonprofit AltaMed, which operates clinics in the county's east and southeast.... Read more »
Ask the Experts

can dogs contract hiv from humans (DOGS AND HIV, 2008)

I recently had to get a iv drip due to dehydration. I noticed the dog chewed a hole in the towel where there was dried blood..can she get the virus from me? as I am positive...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope! The "H" in HIV stands for human, remember?I'll repost below some other doggy-related HIV questions to not only show you that you are not the first or only person to have this concern, but also to provide some entertainment... Read more »

Likelihood of Contracting HIV

Hi, Robert,I was just wondering if it's 100 likely to contract HIV if a person has had unprotected sexual intercourse with an already infected person. I am not sure if a past partner of mine was indeed infected, and I don't believe he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,100 percent? No, not even anywhere near that amount. Although it's hard to give very specific numbers, the odds of contracting HIV from having unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse with a partner who is HIV-positive is in the range of 1 in... Read more »

Could I have contracted HIV?

Hey Doc,Firstly I would like to say the work you guys do on here is amazing.I had unprotected sex 9 weeks ago now with a girl from Cape Town, not a sex worker, just a girl I met. I am unaware of her status but have a feeling she has had a number of...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Fact is you need to get tested for HIV and other STI's. Only then will you know if your symptoms are related to this encounter or not. DW... Read more »

Risk of contracting hiv

Here is my dilemma, about a month ago I had a one night stand with a woman I know nothing about. We used a condom but I was having trouble keeping it up. She first performed oral sec on me with the condom still on but then took it off and continued...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiOral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission. From what you have described and the use of the condom and then the putting on the new one for intercourse.Even if she had HIV the risk of transmission was very small.Be well and stay... Read more »
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Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... Read more »

I need help. Is it possible to contract pneumonia

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Lately, for past month I have had random spells where I just dont feel well. Most recently I have started coughing.(last 2 days.) 2 days before the coughing started I had a constant headache for two days. I know my body because I do not get sick... Read more »

Did I contract HIV....Really Worried

Posted by Jase, 2 Replies
Hello everyone, I have an Hiv positive family member of which she is positive and I came across a situation whereby I had to bath her coz she cannot do it because they operated her hands so they still healing, so I washed her face and half body with... Read more »

Contracting HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
If a person has AIDS and affected another person, will that other person have AIDS or will he/she be HIV+?

Me and my ex-boyfriend broke up about 2 years ago. I haven't spoken to him since we broke up. 2 weeks ago, he contacts me and we've been... Read more »