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Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
I have a friend who is hiv positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist... Read more »

Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »

Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
Dear Expert,

I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you!

I am scared over the incident told below!

Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always... Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »

Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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What is my risk of catching HIV/AIDS if I Had unprotected sex with a transsexual for a brief period?

I went to a transsexual bar earlier today. I am a straight male who was "curious" and wanted to experiment. The bartender who is also an escort started to flirt with me and then we started drinking. The transsexual brought to a back area...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiAny time you have unprotected sex you put yourself at risk. Anal sex carries the highest risk of HIV transmission, more so for the receptive partner. You should be tested, the standards for testing are to be tested initially at 3 weeks then again... Read more »

Chances of catching HIV?

This past weekend in Washington DC I came home with two african american women who i now 100% believe to be prostitutes (the next day i woke up and my wallet was gone). The past 4 days have been extremely stressful as I regret this drunken decision...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Yep, chances are the two gal-pals you shagged and who then stole your wallet are not nuns in training.The good news is that "a condom was used in all instances." The not-such-good news is that you "don't remember much,... Read more »

Risk of catching HIV with a condom? (CONDOM EFFICACY)

Hi,I've read the forum, but still can't entirely find an answer for my question. The situation was receiving anal sex, with a condom, and neither person ejaculated. Don't know the other person's HIV status. How much risk for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Assuming the latex or polyurethane condom was used properly and did not fail (break), your HIV risk would be essentially nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact latex or polyurethane. No way. No how. However, it's important to note that... Read more »

DO I HAVE TO ASK YOU IN A CREATIVE MANNER TO CATCH YOUR ATTENTION DR BOB?I HAD UNPROTECTED SEX WITH A STRANGER!!!

Dr. Bob: I hope you are doing ok. I am just wondering, why do you keep answering questions of protected sex and protected oral sex, while others LIKE ME, are here becuase we had UNPROTECTED SEX, which is in fact, considered RISKY.Heres my story...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello "Just Wondering,"While you are "just wondering" why I answer the questions I do, I'm sure there are many folks reading this post who might be "just wondering" why someone would be having unprotected sex with... Read more »
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AIDS Action Council

Policy Facts: Catch-22: Medicaid and HIV

Introduction Discretionary vs. Mandatory Programs Medicaid Medicaid HIV Waivers The Early Treatment for HIV Act Conclusion Introduction Antiretroviral therapy keeps people living with HIV healthy. But the costs of HIV care can impoverish... Read more »
Project Inform

Odds and Ends

Benefits of Resistance Testing During Pregnancy The usefulness of resistance tests for HIV-positive pregnant women may outweigh their drawbacks. Resistance testing -- a way of measuring to which drugs a person's HIV is likely to be resistant -- is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Report: Number of Women With HIV/AIDS in China Catching Up With Men

The number of female HIV/AIDS patients in China is quickly catching up with that of men, Xinhua News Agency quoted a Ministry of Health report as saying Wednesday. Just ten years ago in China, the ratio of male HIV/AIDS patients to female was 5 to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michigan: Get Tested for HIV/AIDS and Catch a Free Sammie Concert

Detroit-area teens and young people are being urged to take advantage of free HIV testing combined with special programs and events through the end of June. City Council member Alberta Tinsley-Talabi is working with the National Mayors'... Read more »