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Modes Of Transmission For Hiv And Hbv

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How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? Can I get HIV from injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on...
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transmission mode

IS THERE ANY CHANCES OF HIV IF WE PRESS ONLY THE BODY WITHOUT ANY INTERNAL CONTACT ONLY PRESSING IS THERE IS A CHANCE OF HIV?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV transmission only occurs when there is a direct exchange of body fluid. As long as this didn't happen and it was just bodies rubbing on one another you did not put yourself at risk for HIV>Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

What is the mode of maternal transmission to her fetus?

What is the mode of maternal transmission of HIV to her infant? Does HIV cross the placental barrier or does transmission occur during the trauma of the birth process? If it occurs from birth trauma, would C-section be of benefit in reducing...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.An infected mother can transmit the virus to her baby one of three ways. First is during pregnancy itself, since the virus can pass through theplacenta, and go directly into the fetus. Second, transmission could... Read more »

possible mode of transmission

I feel embarrassed and I apologize for asking such a borderline ignorant question but it's a necessity at this point because I am driving myself crazy. Please just clarify for me one more time if there is any possible way of transmission in...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It's unlikely that you would have been infected by blood left on a towel. Besides the fact that it is unlikely that your friend is HIV infected, HIV does not remain viable (infectious) when exposed to the environment for very long. Please... Read more »

Is this possible mode of transmission

I know this is gross but I had pooped for a couple days and was in pain. but I was in the bathroom the other day and couldn't go poop so i stuck my finger up my butt to see if could get anything out. I don't remeber touching any blood or...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiSorry you were constipated and no! there is not a way for you to get HIV from this experience. HIV transmission occurs when there is a direct exchange of body fluid, meaning through sexual interaction or sharing needles. Be well and stay safe,... Read more »
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Mode of transmission?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was just wondering if there are any ways of getting HIV, realistically speaking, other than unprotected sex and drug use, for most of us. I have read in a few places that there are cases of HIV each year where the mode of transmission is... Read more »

unsafe sex remains the primary mode of transmissio

Posted by Anonymous
Just wanted to post this in case you read that article this guy posts repeatedly. He's wrong...

Medical Practices Not Primary Mode of HIV Infection in Africa, UN Meeting Finds
United Nations (New York) - March 14, 2003


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Condom Failure Modes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The three main failure modes for condoms that I know of are

a) failure to use one
b) slipping off
c) breakage - and they usually break in a big way (like a balloon)

I know that condoms are tested for microscopic holes at the factory (to see if they can... Read more »

GMAN EXPERTS? Does mode of tras extend window?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am concerned because I got vaginal fluids in a recent burn. I know that this is a theoretical risk but I am undergoing considerable symptoms indcluding nerve problems. I read that a n eedlestick injury should be tested out till 6 months does that... Read more »