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Perceived Risk Of HIV

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Multiple Sex Partners and Perceived Risk of HIV Infection in Zambia: Attitudinal Determinants and Gender Differences

The authors introduced their study by noting, "While there is much attention on perceived risk of HIV and subsequent cautionary behavior, evidence of the reciprocity of the relationship between recent risky sexual behavior and perceived risks of HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Behavior and Perceived Risk of HIV/AIDS Among Young Migrant Factory Workers in Nepal

It is commonly assumed that young migrant workers in Nepal experience increased vulnerability as they move from the social controls of community and family, and that exposure to a mixed-gender environment might lead to earlier sexual debut or to an... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA to Implement Guidelines Banning MSM From Donating Sperm Because of Perceived HIV Risk

FDA on May 25 will implement new rules banning anonymous sperm donation by any man who has had sex with another man within the past five years because the agency says that such men collectively are more likely to be HIV-positive than other men,... Read more »
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Anxiety over perceived HIV risk during nasendoscopy "is it considered 'go directly into body'"

Dear Doctor: I have read your comments a lot and it's really helpful.Here I would like to hear your clarfication is a nasendoscope with fresh polluted blood and go directly into a person's nose ( the nose has tissue wound) and mouth...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for you question,Directly into the body? Yes. Immediately after leaving another person's body? ... Extremely unlikely.I have to answer this question with a question: <b>When, if ever, would a nasendoscope enter one person's... Read more »

Will I be perceived as a liar?

Dear Doctor,I am an UNCIRCUMCISED male. I am ashamed to admit that my wife is half-way into her pregnancy and in this period I have spent time with other women. My exposures (with 3 different girls) are:Episode 1 (Aug 2006): I fingered girl 1 and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.All of your risks would be very low risks for HIV transmission. Rating them in rank order is probably not all that helpful. However, if forced to rank them, #3 would probably have a slight edge over the other two.2.This is a hypothetical... Read more »

EEO perceived disability HIV

I have a formal complaint with the EEOC. I am a federal employee and have my basis of the complaint 1} perceived disability and 2} origin"by association." I had a supervisor state to an individual that I was HIV positive and that I...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
For this serious situation, you do not need an Internet-based Q and A service. YOu need an HIV-knowledgeable attorney. Please contact the American Bar Association's AIDS Coordination Project at 202.662.1025 for information.... Read more »

HIV risk

Hi Doctor, I am a 38 year old indian living in Bangkok, recently i met a woman on a networking site( she is 34 yrs old thai lady, a mother of two kids)..i had protected sex with her once, that too when she was in her third day of menstrual cycle......
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
One of the ways HIV gets around is that it can infect anyone. You cannot tell by looking whether or not a person may have HIV. I have many patients who have had one sexual partner only. Everyone should have an HIV test regardless or... Read more »
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Two Potential Risks at Doctor's Office

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wentto a dentist who did not change his mask in between patients. He had small spots of blood on his mask. Maybe 10 minutes or so went by before he worked on me. The other thing that happened was that my hand came in contact with a wet... Read more »

Low Risk/High Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What does Low Risk/High Risk mean? I mean, how many low risk people turn positive? Obviously, high risk people have a better chance of testing positive, but does low risk mean that the risk is virtually none? Thanx.

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HIV risk from a hickey

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

Can I get HIV from getting a hickey? Thanks. Read more »

HIV risk & subsequent ailments

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I recently had a low to moderate risk of exposure to HIV. I received unprotected oral &amp; then 2 deep kisses from a prostitute who works the streets &amp; for all I know is probably HIV+ she would undoubtedly being doing this for heroin. As well... Read more »