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Is There A Certain Gender Prone To Hiv Or Aids

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Get the Facts
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

Defining Transgender HIV Prevalence in the Transgender Population HIV Risk Among Transgenders Transgender Health and Hormone Therapy Sex Reassignment Surgery and HIV Optimizing Health Care Conclusion Selected Sources Transgender persons illuminate the complex interplay of social and biological factors that determine gender identity (an individual's own sense of maleness or femaleness) and contribute to both HIV risk and HIV...
Ask the Experts

Who is more prone?

Hello there doctors, I am a 15 year old girl and very curioous about HIV and who is more prone to acquire it. No I am not HIV positive becuase I never had sex or was born with sai ddisease, but I would like to know who is more prone to contracting...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Anyone having unprotected sex can acquire HIV infection. It is of little use to try to compare risk of infection among certain groups. The virus can pass through mucosal surfaces (the shiny surfaces of our genitals and gastrointestinal tract).... Read more »

Exposure-prone procedures & HIV-positive surgical techs.

I have an acquaintance who is HIV-1-positive & who was admitted to hospitalwith Hepatitis A. While in hospital, his company's medical officer inappropriatelyread his medical chart at nurses' station & discovered that tech was...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Ufortunately, tech may not have an alternative to his new job situation. Under the Americans with disabilities act an employee may make such a transfer if the employee poses a "direct threat" to the safety of others. In this case, techs... Read more »

Does a less healthier person, more prone to get HIV?

Doctor, I know that you are a wonerful person, giving peace and guidance to a whole bunch of people. I have few questions.I heard that, the chance of getting infected with HIV virus, from a needle/syringe prick with HIV + blood, is .3 to .8...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, MJ.1. Yes, but there are many variables involved in whether HIV is actually transmitted.2. Nope.3. Nope.4. Nope.HIV doesn't really care if you're healthy or not. I was extremely healthy when the virus found me. I seroconverted... Read more »

gender differences

IS it true that men and women progress differently? Also if two people (one male, one female) are infected with the same virus can it be more progessive in one than the other or it depends on how viralent the strain is? (This is in the absence of...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Great questions, and the answers are longer than I can post here. It is important to know that we still don't have enough studies looking at gender differencesHere is the short answer. Women and men appear to progress at the same rate to... Read more »
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I am almost certain I have HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
As weird as this sounds, I'm almost 100% sure I am HIV+ but I don't know for sure. I was tested in May 98 and I never got results back from my doctor. I know I could have called for my results but I could barely deal with getting the test, never... Read more »

Almost certain I am +, waiting on test to move on

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies

Maybe I should be posting under another section, but my test results have not yet returned. However, I have come to terms that what I have is indeed HIV/AIDS. I am just waiting for the result to tak the next step.

I am a 21 year old college... Read more »

Gender trainers in Kenya & Uganda

Posted by Anonymous
CAFOD is looking for two gender trainers for workshops with partner organisations, planned for the first 4 months of next year in Kenya and Uganda.

CAFOD, the official development and relief agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, works... Read more »

Would like to be certain

Posted by boots, 2 Replies
I had an exposure back in 2007 sex with escort condom slipped off.. I tested at 3 days aftyer eexposure then at 4 weeks then 8 weeks all negative then at 84 days I got tested with the uni gold test and it was negative.. I moved on.. Now flash... Read more »