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Men Risk Of Contracting Hiv

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...medications. Liver problems: Women are more likelyto experience liver problems as a medication side effect. In fact, women with a CD4 countabove 250 are warned against starting a regimen with Viramune (nevirapine)because of the risk of dangerous liver problems. Body shape changes: Some studies have found that HIV+ women experiencedifferent types of body shape changes than men. Women may experience more fat gain in theirbreasts and...
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Theoretical VS Documented Risk

You are amazing! I've been reading your stuff for years here and just want to say thanks! Thanks for your dedication and your energy and for having a sense of humor. One question say there is a theoretical risk for many things...but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and a sniff of the little brown bottle?3.Some risks are indeed only theoretical. For instance theoretically Dick Cheney could contract HIV by having unsafe sex with Greg Louganis, but we all know Greg has much better taste in men, right?Dr. Bob Read more »

How can I get HIV?

I have heard and read several times about the various ways of contracting HIV. However, I would like you to explain into detail how the contraction occurs. I learned women are more prone to the HIV than men, is that true? Is there a complete cure...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...HIV is present in many of the bodily fluids, especially the blood, semen and vaginal secretions. The most common means of contracting HIV is through sexual contact in which there is contact with infectious bodily fluids or through injection drug... Read more »

Insertive Risk

A couple of days ago I had sex with a guy I met at the gym. He and I have being having a relationship for over a year. For the first time, I had sex with him without a condom. I am a top. I ejaculated inside him twice that night. I know that it was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The estimated per-act risk of acquiring HIV from unprotected insertive anal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 6.5 per 10,000 exposures. PEP Read more »

Uncircumcised risks

Dear Doctor Bob, Hi there, how's it hanging? Before I ask my question, I wanted to offer my warmest and most heartfelt thanks for all that you do, not only for me but all the other worried wells out there in our time of crisis and despair. Your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation the International AIDS Society Conference in Rio de Janeiro two days ago that suggested male circumcision might reduce the risk of female-to-male HIV transmission by 65%. I have written about the preliminary results of this study several times... Read more »
Women Alive

The Role of Heterosexual Men in Containing the Epidemic

...heterosexual men who occasionally have sex with other men. This doesn't necessarily make them "bad people." These men are at risk of contracting HIV and at high risk of transmitting to women. The theme set by the World Health Organization for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Concept of Circumcision to Reduce HIV Risk in U.S.

...Even as recent clinical trials have shown that circumcision can reduce men's risk of contracting HIV and some groups have endorsed the procedure, the "difficult part [is] how to sell the idea," particularly to Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Letters to Editor Criticize Dec. 1 Editorial

...said that prevention efforts instead should be on "high-risk groups" -- including injection drug users, commercial sex workers and men who have unprotected sex with men -- who are most at risk for contracting HIV and most likely to spread the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Low Condom Use, Multiple Sex Partners, Low Levels of Male Circumcision, Main Factors Fueling Spread of HIV in Southern Africa, Report Says

...8/14). Abstinence-only programs might persuade young people to delay sex, but they do not have a "large impact on their lifetime risk of HIV infection once they start being sexually active," according to the report. In addition, the report calls... Read more »
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putting men at risk?

Posted by swuitninnacent, 8 Replies
...good true factual info?? I've heard that its common and easy for a man to infect his partner but very difficult for a man to contract it from a woman. Is this true??? I have not had any sexual relations to date with anyone but the man who... Read more »

Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
...penis. I immediately washed my penis with warm water and dry it up. I am concern because online it talks about how you can get HIV if any contaminated fluids goes as far as touching the glans. Please confirm if this is true or not. I have no... Read more »

Does this Study count if a condom was used (help)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...seroconverted had a genital ulcer of some kind related to the STD. The authors concluded that men with other STDs have a very high risk of acquiring HIV from prostitutes Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies mother). I took my 6-week test last week, and am waiting for the results. Can I get your comments on the likelihood of contracting HIV if this girl was infact, positive? Thank you. Read more »