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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Main Routes Of Hiv Transmission

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hepatitiscoinfection with hiv

what is thec link between hiv and hepatitis b? why hiv patients are at risk of getting hepatitis
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...HIV and HBV share similar routes of transmission - unprotected sex and injection drug use are the two main routes of acquisition. Read more »

simple question of transmission route

Hello, I was diagnosed with HEP c this year. I have never done IV drug use, nor blood play, so How... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than 25% of Scottish Residents Cannot Identify Main Routes of HIV Transmission, Survey Finds

...intercourse, blood transfusions, injection drug use and mother-to-child transmission -- according to the recently released National AIDS Trust Public Attitudes to HIV survey, BBC News reports (BBC News, 1/17). About 6% of residents across the... Read more »

Latin America

... Regional Overview The HIV epidemics in Latin America remain generally stable, but HIV transmissioncontinues to occur among populations at higher risk of Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China: AIDS Prevention Targets High-Risk Activities

...recently announced intervention measures to stem the spread of HIV/AIDS via prostitution and intravenous drug use, the nation's two main routes of HIV transmission. The measures include free condom distribution at entertainment venues and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Experts Say Condom Use Is China's Final Defense Against HIV

..."Condom use has become the final and most important defense against AIDS," Wan Shaoping, an official with the Sino-UK STD and HIV/AIDS program, said this week at the Initiative and Training Workshop for Population and Family Planning Sectors in... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

Florida 69 and the rest, read what my research is

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...curse me and hopoe another person gets the virus, shame on you man but read what i posted on the sites ok and two women got hiv just by working in there homes from a needle stick iniury and no it wasnt from sex ok so just read Read more »

other poz women in mixed status relationships?

Posted by artemis, 10 Replies
...last couple years. it is such a journey. we do a pretty good job at staying open with our communication and sometimes the hiv feels like a miniscule issue, sometimes like an elephant. either way it is always there. just wondering if anyone... Read more »

What is HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...which should be taken very seriously. Transmission is exclusively through direct contact with body fluids. There are three major routes of transmission: Sex (vaginal, anal, and oral) Direct injection (needles and syringes) From mother to... Read more »