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Main Routes Of Hiv Transmission

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

More than 25% of Scottish residents are unable to identify HIV's main transmission routes -- sexual intercourse, blood transfusions, injection drug use and mother-to-child transmission -- according to the recently released National AIDS Trust ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China AIDS Rate Slows, Main Transmission Now Sex

Today in Beijing, Health Minister Chen Zhu said "the AIDS epidemic in China continues to spread, but at a slower rate." In 2007, the country will have an estimated 50,000 new HIV infections, down from 70,000 in 2005. China's total HIV/AIDS cases... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hispanics in U.S. Contract HIV Through Different Transmission Routes Based on Birthplace, MMWR Study Says

HIV-positive Hispanics living in the U.S. contract the virus through different transmission routes primarily based on where they were born, according to a study published Thursday in CDC 's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , Reuters ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

CDC reply about transmission of HIV via oral route

Hi Dr FrascinoI have asked CDC about the risk of HIV transmission via the oral route recently and it seems there are some cases of HIV transmission via food. Here is what they replied:Please note that a recent CDC study shows a link between HIV and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, John.My view hasn't changed since the last time I addressed this concern. The risk doesn't apply to adults (or the vast majority of babies either). See link below.Dr. Bob<a... Read more »

Is blood draw a route for HIV transmission?

Dear Doc,I was advised to visit this forum to address my query.I had a blood draw for some blod tests done on me by phlebotomist during an office visit. The person used a butterfly needle with a vacuatainer. He informed me before hand that he is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Indian Well Wisher.1. Nope!2. Nonexistent!Should you trust what the phlebotomists say? Yes.Donation information for The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on the foundation's Web site at well.... Read more »

Transmission by sexual route

What is the maximum efficacy of transmission of HIV by sexual route?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Anal and vaginal receptive intercourse, meaning the person in whom the penis is inserted. Receptive anal intercourse is generally considered a more efficient means of transmission than receptive vaginal intercourse. A receptive partner is more... Read more »

New transmission routes identified by CDC, does it change the bottom line?

Hi Dr. Frascino,Its been a few years since I visited the forum, but am in need of your assurance/expertise again. I know that normally HIV is not transmitted by food. But with the new evidence of the mothers pre-chewing food and all, I am now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,My assessment remains unchanged: no risk! HIV testing is not warranted. The information about pre-chewing food related to infants with immature immune systems.Thanks for your ongoing support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS... Read more »
Connect With Others

acne as transmission route

Posted by Anonymous
About 8 weeks ago I engaged in protected sex/protected oral/protected hand job. Yes I know I sound like the poster boy for safe sex, but the one problem was I had a few pimples on the very base of the penis. During the period of typical ARS I felt... Read more »

Living w/HIV in Maine

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I want to move to Southern Maine. Living in NYC, I am currently spoiled by all the services available in NYC. How does Maine rate in terms of services, informed doctors, support organizations, etc.

If anyone has an answer or knows where I can get... Read more »

Anyone in Maine that I can talk to about my HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am really depressed about my HIV and would love to find a positive friend that I can talk to in Maine. Im in South Portland Read more »


Posted by skye56, 2 Replies
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