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Likelihood Of HIV Transmission

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Does HIV/HCV Viral Load Affect Likelihood of Transmission to Others?

I'm a 29yo severe hemophiliac co-infected with HIV & HCV since the early 80's. I was also HBV infected, but cleared the disease on my own years ago. I've been on Epivir & Zerit since 8-96 and a protease inhibitor (currently Viracept) since 10-96. ...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...The likelihood of transmission of HIV is probably related to the viral load in your blood. However, there is a small chance that there may be HIV in the semen regardless Read more »

if undetected..

I am a female whose viral load is undetected, how easy is it for me to pass the virus to my partner? Read more »

Alopecia Areata + HIV

...am developing another patch in my beard.Given the likelihood of HIV transmission (very small),... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effective AIDS Vaccine Probably at Least a Decade Away, Researcher Says

...Important unanswered questions remain in the development of an effective AIDS vaccine, which could be a decade or more away, a top AIDS Researcher said Friday. "Do I think in five years we are going to have Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ivory Coast: Condom Payslips Launched Model African AIDS Scheme

...70 percent of the world's nearly 40 million people with HIV. The incidence of CIE employees getting STDs, which increase the likelihood of HIV transmission, has fallen 65 percent, Wilson said. And thanks to a company fund, employees with HIV can... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

...these viruses. For more information on safe injection, the tweaker.org website is a great reference. Further increasing the likelihood of HIV transmission among crystal users is the fact that gay men who use meth have a much higher rate of HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sex Without Disclosure of Positive HIV Serostatus in a U.S. Probability Sample of Persons Receiving Medical Care for HIV Infection

...It is difficult to identify a more charged issue in AIDS prevention than that of nondisclosure of positive HIV status to sexual partners. As of 1999, 31 states had statutes making sexual contact without disclosure a criminal offense. Public Read more »
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Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...things even worse by possibly getting this girl pregnant). I saw my doctor, and she said it's less likely for a guy to contract HIV from a girl -- in other words, not nearly as likely as it is for a girl to contract HIV from a guy via vaginal... Read more »

Unprotected Sex with an HIV infected Female

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...extremely worried after having unprotected sex with a female partner (4/5 times) who has today kindly anounced to me she is HIV positive. During those 4 or 5 times, we also engaged in Anal sex on one occasion. I don't believe, I had any cuts or... Read more »

What are my odds???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...protected vaginal sex with prostitutes, oral a few times unprotected. I cannot deal with the consequenses of possibly being hiv positive, so I worry...and worry. I'm always looking in my mouth for red spots, and white spots, and looking at my... Read more »

Infected via cut likelihood

Posted by Anonymous
...think anything of it at the time, but over the last few weeks have been consumed with the idea of having been infected with HIV. I'm sending in a Home access test tomorrow and was hoping to get an opinion on the likelihood of transmission of HIV... Read more »