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Main Ways Hiv Is Transmitted In The Us

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Get the Facts
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

... Requirements for Transmission to Occur Where Is HIV Found in the Body? Infectious "Bodily Fluids" Possibly Infectious "Bodily Fluids" Non-Infectious "Bodily Fluids" Ways of Preventing HIV From Entering the Body Ways in which HIV Is Transmitted Sexual Routes of Transmission Non-Sexual Routes of Transmission Mother to Child Transmission ...
Ask the Experts


DEAR SIR,Today it is 48 days after I had sex with a prosititute. I am having pain in lymph nodes recurrently and skin rashes. I have not had fever or diarrhea or loss of appetite. Is it HIV? If not, what other viral infection can it be? I am very...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...HIV and other sexual infections (such as syphilis) that may have been transmitted at from your sexual contact. This is the main way by which you could take charge of your health and make informed decisions. Read more »

HIV+Hep B and a Baby

Hi!My child's main caregiver (besides her parents) was just diagnosed with both Hep B and HIV.Now I am worried that continuing to care for my daughter will put him at risk since children tend to spread so many germs.Do we have to give up his...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Both Hepatitis B and HIV are transmitted through contaminated blood. This is most efficiently transmitted through sexual intercourse for HBV and injection Read more »


can safe sex prevent heptatis viruses transmission. I tested negative for HIV. Can condoms prevent heptatis infection?
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...Thank you for your posting.There are three main types of hepatitis virus infection we talk about. Hepatitis A is transmitted primarily from exposure to fecal material and can Read more »

Homework need you

I am doing a newsletter for my health assignment and I need to know how HIV/AIDS are not transmitted?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...This is a huge question to answer because HIV is not transmitted many, many ways. It's easier to start off with describing how HIV is transmitted, based on what we know about the science of HIV and what actually Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, December 17, 2009

...drag and belting out some tunes? Join Mark King -- and his alter-ego, Anita Mann -- for a very special new episode of his always-entertaining video blog. (Blog from   Eight Simple Rules for Managing Those Holiday Blues ... Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, December 10, 2008

...KMW1964 Click here to join this discussion thread, or to start your own! HIV POLICY & FUNDING   ADAP Waiting Lists Are on the Rise Once Again, Report Says Less than a year ago, waiting lists for U.S. AIDS Drug... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...and HIV. Whilemany questions remain unanswered, available information shows that HIV affectsmen and women differently in some ways: When women are first diagnosed, they tend to have lower viral loads (amount of HIV in the blood) compared to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...transmitted through the air? No, this story is not true. Many scientific studies have been conducted to examine all the possible ways that HIV is transmitted. These studies have not shown HIV to be transmitted through air, water, insects, or... Read more »
Connect With Others

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick Read more »

learned I coulda been wit someone who is hiv

Posted by neednhelpnok, 2 Replies
...and left to my brothers house. Well today I get a call from someone and says he was just arrested and was with a girl who has AIDS. I was devastated and havent told anybody what happend between us. I cried so hard I threw up and nose was... Read more »

AIDS project--anyone willing to help?!

Posted by grapefruit, 4 Replies
...Hello everyone, I'm a university student and taking a course in understanding HIV, and my final project is to interview someone with AIDS. I did happen to find 2 people in my area, but an interview with them Read more »

wtf is wrong with ppl???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Seriously WTF is wrong with ppl. I have read a lot of posts on here for ppl that have tested negative and still insist they have HIV. Why would you want to have it. Sorry if this is a touchy subject, but it's damned annoying to ppl that are... Read more »