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Making Out And HIV

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Making HIV Testing Routine in the Heart of Harlem: Creating Unique Partnerships to Promote HIV Prevention and Testing

Listen to Audio (10 min.) Download Audio This podcast is a part of the series HIV Frontlines . To subscribe to this series, click here .   Vanessa Austin My name is Vanessa Austin and I work at Harlem Hospital Center in New York... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene in HIV Makes HIV-2 Susceptible to Immune System Response, Researchers Say

A team of researchers from Oxford University and the U.K. Medical Research Council unit in Gambia have discovered that a gene in HIV, known as the gag gene, makes HIV-2 more susceptible to an immune system response, ANI/ reports.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Indian State of Goa Makes HIV Tests for Marriage Voluntary

The government of the Indian state of Goa has decided to allow HIV tests to be voluntary for couples registering for marriage, Goa Chief Minister Pratapsingh Rane said Friday at an international seminar, the PTI/ DNA India reports (PTI/ DNA India... Read more »
Ask the Experts

What do you think about making HIV testing manditory and about HIV education??

Hey Dr. Bob,Im a college student who had a recent scare. After this scare, ive been thinking alot about HIV education. Growing up, i never remember learning about any of the signs of HIV, yet only learned "not to have sex without a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,At least growing up you were taught "don't have sex without a condom." Most kids today are merely being told, "Don't have sex," and what's left off is the all-important phrase "without a condom!"You... Read more »

Making Out leads to HIV ?

I just came back from overseas and i guess i was kinda drunk that night, luckily nothing happened. its just that i was thinking if i made out with a HIV positive lady, are they high chances in being exposed if there are blood in her saliva which...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-Rest assured you cannot get HIV from casual contact or kissing as you describe. I agree that PEP was not needed. Take care,LHW... Read more »

making a commitment with an HIV+ male

I have been in a long distance relationship (3 hrs away from each other)for one and a half years with a man I love who happens to be HIV+. We knew each other 20 years ago and came together again in 2001, shortly after he found out of his status....
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am sory but I am really surprised that you have not mentioned using condoms for intercourse as the best way to protect yourself from getting infected. What is crazy about pursing a relationsip with a person you have fallen in love with that... Read more »

are hiv meds making it hard to conceive?

i got pregnant in 2003(when i was 36 and had been hiv pos for 13 years but not on any medication). during my pregnancy my doctor put me on combivir and kaletra and all went well. i decided to stay on therapy even after my baby was born.(my viral...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The questions you raise are very complex and should be addressed by your Ob/Gyn physician in consultation with a HIV specialist;JLS.... Read more »
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Kaiser making it difficult to get HIV drugs in OC

Posted by Drm, 1 Reply

I was just diagnosed with HIV and based on my income, qualify for ADAP the funded plan to help low income people with their medications. This program will assist with my co-pays. The doctor at Kaiser suggested I enroll in the program. After... Read more »

Making a documentary on HIV/AIDS in Af.Americans

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I am a nursing student and we are looking to make a documentary to present to other nursing students. Our goal is to find out what we can do to make a difference, how we can support the health of those living with HIV and AIDS and also promote... Read more »

HIV is making my dreams come true!

Posted by Christa1
I know -- it may sound strange. Been involved in broadcasting for more than twelve years. Loved and hated it. Diagnosed HIV positive in 1998. Came out to my family and friends in 2001. Now I am attempting to convince people to get tested and know... Read more »

Is this HIV and did I get it through making out???

Posted by whatisit, 1 Reply
I'm hoping someone can help me...because I don't know what the heck is/was wrong with me...and doctor's don't know either. Can I trust the tests or do I need to do more testing like viral load, cd4 count etc, ?

Here's my deal...

About a year ago I had... Read more »