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Likelihood Of Contracting Hiv From Hiv-positive Person

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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 »

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Likelihood of converting from HIV- to HIV+ given my partner's HIV + status

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Willingness to Use HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and the Likelihood of Decreased Condom Use Are Both Associated With Unprotected Anal Intercourse and the Perceived Likelihood of Becoming HIV Positive Among Australian Gay and Bisexual Men

The research team conducted the current study to determine Australian gay and bisexual men's willingness to use HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), as well as the likelihood of decreased use of condoms. In April-May 2011, a national online... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines Why Merck Vaccine Candidate Might Have Increased Likelihood of Contracting HIV

Trials of Merck 's experimental HIV vaccine were halted in September 2007 because the drug might have increased the likelihood of contracting the virus rather than preventing it, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of Experimental... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Early HIV Treatment Reduces Death, Likelihood of TB, Study Finds

"Early treatment for HIV cuts patients' risk of death by about 75 percent," according to a study conducted in Haiti and published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine , Bloomberg Businessweek reports. The study also demonstrated that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nineteen HIV-Positive People in China Win Compensation From Hospital After Contracting Virus From Unscreened Blood

A group of 19 HIV-positive people in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province will receive about $2.5 million from the hospital where they contracted the virus after receiving transfusions of unscreened, illegal blood, a court ruled on Tuesday,... Read more »
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Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
7 weeks ago I made the stupid mistake of having unprotected sex with this girl, a one-night stand. I was having [vaginal] intercourse with the girl for maybe 10 minutes at most, when I felt like I was about to ejaculate, so I pulled out (I wasn't... Read more »

Likelihood of False Positive with ELISA?

Posted by jp976, 1 Reply
Last Januaury I had unprotected anal sex in which the man ejaculated inside me. I was so nervous that I didn't have the guts to tell him to wear a condom. I just found out yesterday that I tested positive for HIV on the ELISA test. It was a blood... 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 »

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 »