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Perceived Risk Of HIV

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...with the passage of AB 682, which waives the need for written consent for HIV testing in this state. Widespread implementation of these recommendations would be especially beneficial to women in this country, given the lack of perceived risk factors for HIV in this population. [Also see "Doctors Urge the Government to Keep up With Medical Progress" .] HIV Prevention Strategies in Women Women are biologically and sociologically more...
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CD4 questions...

I recently tested positive in nov-08 on my birthday for a free test... turns out my boyfriend gave me hiv. He is the ONLY partner I had u.p.sex with...(unprotected) my cd4 is 970, viral load was 10,000... his cd4 was 500 and viral load much, much...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...find out until later when they may already have symptoms. You can protect yourself, and should never have to get sick from HIV as long as you monitor your health carefully.Your question is complex, and, may not have a satisfactory answer. There... Read more »

Double checking

I wanted to double check on if I should get another test done or not. I took the Hiv test 10 months after I could have been exposed which was negative and my boyfriend took one 8 months after we started having sex and his came out negative as...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...The current recommendation is that all pregant women should be tested for HIV, regardless of perceived risk. So I would recommend that you be re-tested during pregnancy, even though your past tests have not indicated cause for concern. Read more »

Gay teens vs. Straight teens: Whose more at risk for HIV?

WHAT ARE THE STATS ON GAY TEENAGERS UNDER THE AGE OF 21 CONTRACTING HIV? ARE THEY AT THE SAME RISK FOR HIV AS HETEROSEXUAL YOUNG MEN? IS THIS DETERMINED BY RACE, UPBRINGING OR SOCIAL FACTORS DO YOU THINK?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. In regard to teens (Gay and Straight) getting HIV:Because HIV infection (without being diagnosed with AIDS) is not a reportable condition in many places (as of October 1998), Read more »

College students and the risk of STD's

Now that I'm in college..there is a lot more sexual pressure than where i'm from. Is there an increasing number of college students who contract STD's? Why is this so? Does the environment influence risky behavior? Should college kids be extra...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...long-term relationship). They are also less likely to use condoms, and less likely to perceive themselves at risk of infection.Most HIV and STD educational programs are taught at the high school level. Very few are taught at the college level. ... Read more »
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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...scarce." Their... 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

...debut or to an increased number of casual encounters. In the current study, researchers set out to document the sexual behavior, perceived risk of STDs and HIV/AIDS, and protective behaviors of migrant workers ages 14-19 in garment and carpet... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...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, Long Island Newsday reports (Taylor, Long Island Newsday , 5/6). The rule is part of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United States: Perceived Everyday Racism, Residential Segregation, and HIV Testing Among Patients at a Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic

...Researchers used logistic regression and generalized estimating equations for estimating associations. Among participants, perceived risk of HIV infection was low across ages and genders. More than 90 percent of participants perceived racism,... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

window period everyone

Posted by bovvylee, 2 Replies
...Window Period The "window period" is the time it takes for a person who has been infected with HIV to react to the virus by creating HIV antibodies. This is called seroconversion. During the window period, people infected with Read more »

Two Potential Risks at Doctor's Office

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...way to that. I have been to a hand specialist and he really can't pinpoint what's going on in my hands. I was told by an hiv+ person that the tingling associated with hiv starts 4 or 5 years into the illness and primarily starts in the feet... Read more »

A question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My mate might have H.I.V and the other day he spilt a tiny bit of blood which someone drank, a tiny speck of blood, is there any chance of this person catching H.I.V? thanks. Read more »