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Odds of Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
What are the odds/chances of being infected with HIV from a one-time oral sex encounter? I am a male who received oral sex from another male whose status I did not know. That is my ONLY risk. It was something that I was curious about, but after... Read more »

what are my odds of being infected???

Posted by eric100, 1 Reply
i had anal sex with another male with a condom when he withdrew the condom stayed inside of me he did not ejaculate what is my risk of hiv. infection? i asked of his status and he assured me he was clean but one never knows and now i can't sleep or... Read more »

Hallmark symptoms? Odd timing?

Posted by KenC, 1 Reply
Hello everybody. I am still learning about ARS and HIV symptoms. So please bear with me. When does oral hairy leukoplakia or candidiasis start to come in when a person has been exposed and infected to HIV? Does it occur during acute infection? ... Read more »

worried about the odds

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What are the odds of a woman becoming infected with HIV from a man if he does not ejaculate inside her?

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DR gave odds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i was tested for HIV at 1 month from possible vaginal exposure, the results came back negative. The dr told me before the results came back that it would be 70% of being accurate, does that hold water? He also said that i could test again at 3... Read more »
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Odds of Severe Side Effects vs. Odds of Developing OIs

Dear Doctor:With some horror, I have read on this website some of the possible side effects of anti-HIV meds. Particularly troubling is the occurrence of heart attacks and liver complications. I wonder, how does one balance the odds of developing...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
This is the key question: given that, in most cases, the treatment for HIV infection will be a life-long affair once it is started...WHEN TO START???Well...this would be when the benefits of treatment (avoiding disease progression or death)... Read more »

Odds of Infection

Dear Sir, about 14 days ago I foolishly and irresponsibly had unprotected sex with a guy. He attempted to penetrate me but I was too tight, but then I penetrated him with a fair amount of saliva for lubrication. I also tend to precum a lot. What he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,While I agree your sex-bud was a "bastard" for not disclosing his status before doing the unsafe dance with no pants, I'm gratified to see that you clearly realize your current predicament was not entirely his fault. Your decision... Read more »

odds of infection

Dear RyanI know that this subject must get played out but i have to ask because I think I might be falling into a depresion. You said that the odds of somone being infected from unprotected vaginal intercorse 1 time are low and that they are about...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The risk of getting infected through receiving oral sex is theoretical only, which means that it is practically zero. Even though HIV can be found in saliva, being exposed to the saliva of infected people does not cause infection. The quantities... Read more »

Mixed Status Infection Odd's

Dear Dr. Bob,I have read many of your answers on this site for the past 4 years. Not only are they informative with basic information, they provide many of us with the type of treatment that goes beyond just taking HAART medications. Your honesty,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear your relationship is not working out. Unfortunately I strongly doubt facts and figures related to estimated statistical risk are going to be at all helpful in resolving this problem.Your young buck has a lot to deal with... Read more »
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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Groups at Odds Over Disbursement of Global Fund Aid in Kenya

PlusNews /IRIN examines an ongoing disagreement between the Kenya Consortium to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria -- a group of nongovernmental organizations -- and CARE International about the speed at which CARE is disbursing its funds from... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

The Odd Couple: HIV and Bacteria

There are more than a thousand types of bacteria thatlive in our bodies -- on our skin, in our mouths, andin our gut. Of those bacteria, only 50 are known to beharmful. The rest, what we will call "healthy bacteria",have important roles in the body... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Fighting the Odds

HIV/AIDS rates have declined among white Colorado residents, but higher rates continue among African-Americans and Latinos. And while men who have sex with men still account for the majority of the state's diagnoses, infections among women are... Read more »