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Partner Notification For Hiv Aids And Other Sexually Transmitted Infections

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The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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Partner notification and domestic violence issues

I recently tested positive for hiv at a local clinic . The clinic called a partner identification program and they asked me to list my former partners . I left out my last partner because he has a history of violence and if the Board of Health is...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. My answer will be limited to what is done in the United States, since procedures may differ in other countries. When a person tests positive for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), it is important that... Read more »

after the result, who finds out? (Reporting/Partner Notification)

I have heard that if a person tests positive they have to tell the doctors who they have had intercourse with and the doctor puts their name on a national list so that every doctor knows. Is this true?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.The answer to this question depends on what state and country you live in. I will base my answer strictly for the United States, since I am not familiar with reporting laws in other countries.In all US states and... Read more »

Undetectable Viral Load Infection and Superinfection (FINDINGS SUGGEST HIV CAN BE TRANSMITTED FROM MSM WITH UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD 2009) (SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

Thanks for your comments and information about the possibility that people with undetectable viral might be able to infect HIV negative people and contribute to HIV superinfection, but is there any research revealing the actual numbers of such...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, we do not have reliable information as to how often this phenomenon occurs. As you can probably imagine it is quite challenging to conclusively prove that a particular strain of HIV was transmitted to an already infected individual. This... Read more »

Can HIV be passed along from a "bottom" sexual partner to a "top" partner?

Hi,I am finding The Body website to be very informative and helpful. What I need clarafied is if it is possible to transmit HIV through anal sex with my partner, him being the "top" and me the "bottom". If so...how easy is it to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Top-bottom, pitcher-catcher, drive or ride, Batman-Robin, whatever. I understand your question and the answer is yes, it is indeed possible. The estimated per-act risk for HIV transmission as a consequence of insertive anal intercourse (topping,... Read more »
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BBC NEWS:Online dating for people with sexually transmitted infection

Posted by Hellen, 1 Reply


Dating can often be fraught with uncertainty and self-consciousness. For those with incurable sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are tailored websites the answer for people nervous of telling potential partners about their condition?


The past...

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Sexual contact w/ partner of unknown hiv status

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i bet that topic got your attention. i'm trying to give another source for helping the WW's. Honestly i don't think one person that has posted lately has really reasearched anything about hiv aside from ARS. Can't you realize that the posts GMAN... Read more »

Check for other sexually transmitted diseases too

Posted by Anonymous
How to get the standard STD clinic tests when you go and get tested for AIDS HIV :
Ask the doctor or clinician to check for throat, for urethral, for anal and for blood STDs.

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Hiv usually transmitted before people know

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - HIV infection is likely to be transmitted before people are even aware that they are carriers, UK researchers report in the January 3rd issue of AIDS.

"The study demonstrates that a significant proportion of new HIV-1... Read more »