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AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...depressed because you are dealing with HIV. And don't think that you have to be depressed because you have HIV. Is Depression Important? Depression can lead people to miss doses of their medication. It can increase high-risk behaviors that transmit HIV infection to others. Depression might cause some latent viral infections to become active. Overall, depression can make HIV disease progress faster. It also interferes with your ability to...
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UD, any risk of resistance to partner's different regimen?

Hi Dr!I had a look through the archives and couldn't see an answer to this particular question, so apologies if it is there and I've missed it! My partner and I are both HIV+.We are both on 1st line treatment - me Atripla, and him Reyatez / Norvir /...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...see the article below that suggests HIV transmission can occur despite having an undetectable HIV plasma viral load.The level of risk you want to take is always up to you; however, I can advise you the risk of superinfection is a risk I certainly... Read more »

What is the risk?

Dear Dr. Bob,I have had HIV for 3 years. I have been on sustiva/truvada ever since and have an undectable viral load (<50)and high CD4.I am feeling extremely guilty right now. I recently had anal sex with a person whose HIV status I don't know. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and your HIV plasma viral load has been driven to undetectable levels. We know being undetectable significantly reduces the risk of HIV transmission. On the not-so-encouraging side is recent information confirming that despite having an... Read more »

Reinfection risk in HIV+ Partners with same viral strain (REINFECTION, SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

Hi. My partner and I were both diagnosed with HIV this past week. We are pretty sure we know where it came from and then it was given to the other partner. My question is, Would having unprotected sex be a risk for reinfection if we both of us have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...commando Rambo on each other's backside, are you risking your health? Yes, all unprotected penetrative sex presents some degree of risk for not only HIV dual infection, but also for other STDs. As for top versus bottom, the receptive (bottom)... Read more »

Intense fear of HIV infection even with very low-risk behavioral patterns.. HELP!!!

Dr. Frascino, first of all, thank you for what you are doing with this site. It is so wonderful to see a site that addresses issues both rational and irrational.. LOL. I am a gay male, 26 years of age. I have had an intense, sometimes irrational...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi David,You correctly identified your problem when you wrote: "I cannot get over my fear of HIV infection." The key word there is "fear" not HIV. Why were you so freaked out about HIV as a nine-year-old? I can only guess because of the whacked-out... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...a new syringe, using bleach to clean your works and equipment (including caps and cookers) is effective against killing the Hepatitis B virus, but only if the bleach is in contact with what's being cleaned for at least 2 minutes. This is... Read more »
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Towards a Healthy Liver

...health are to avoid smoking and to stay away from toxic fumes and liquids. It is believed that smoking cigarettes increases the risk of developing liver cancer. Fumes from everyday items like hair sprays, cleaning products like ammonia, bug... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

... Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...sexual partners. Some people get infected in medical settings, through accidental needle sticks or unsterilized equipment. The risk of infection from blood transfusions and blood products in the US is virtually zero. Hep C spreads more easily... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Hepatitis risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
unprotected sex with man with homemade tattoos and professional tattoos. What do I do? Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...differences between liver diseases of HCV positive and of HCV negative people. This indeed leads to the consideration that the risk of a HCV positive person developing liver cirrhosis later in life was apparently massively overestimated. And it... Read more »

At how much risk am I?

Posted by scaredshitless, 2 Replies
...I visited 2 hospitals the same week to get more information (they were congested) I took 1 dosage of PEP and decided that my risk was somewhat low after talking to people at the hospital. However, I have loss appetite and even had a panic attack... Read more »