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Physiology Of Hiv Transmission

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

... How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can
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having sex with a person who is HIV

I have been HIV for 2 year and 3 months and my viro load is undetectable tcell count is 573. What is the odds of having sex withsome and them contracting the virus? I also hear that it is easier for us women to get the virus verse us women giving it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The CDC estimates the per-act risk for acquiring HIV from insertive penile-vaginal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive (negative male partner, positive female partner) Read more »

Exposure

Is it hard for a woman to pass the virus to her mate? I have been in a relationship with a man for about 6 months and I disclosed my status maybe in the 2nd month. Before telling him my status I made it my business to use a condom no if and or buts....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...always have the right (obligation?) to say "no glove, no love!"Yes, the correct thing to do is for your "Mr. In-Denial" to get HIV tested three months after your last unprotected romp. If negative, he'll also need a confirmatory test at the... Read more »

Are women more easily infected by HIV than men

Is it easier for a women to get infected sleeping with an infected male than what it is if a male sleeps with an infected female.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Yes it is. And if you think it through, you'll probably understand why. It's simple biology. If an HIV-positive man spunks without protection into a woman's love canal, he deposits a considerable amount of baby batter right into Read more »

Is it true

that its harder for a man to contract the HIV virus
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...box and to the questions. 1. I am amazed at how many people still believe this is a homosexual disease. Further, many, even HIV+, believe it is impossible for a woman to trasmit the virus to a man. My ex and I used to go at it until there were... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

... Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Re-Using and Sharing Needles Unprotected/Unsafe Sex Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
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Check my research please? hiv risk.. no?

Posted by poblly, 2 Replies
...Hello. My friend is hiv positive and I am mad at him. Heres why. I held my hand out to give him a "pound" (you know where you make a fist and the other Read more »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
...Before you worry your head off about HIV, please make sure you understand some basics to see if you if you were at risk. What is HIV? How is HIV transmitted? Read more »

Atypical lymphocytes

Posted by JillianB, 3 Replies
...that this signifies the prescence of a virus but I'm wondering if atypical lymphocytes are usually found in individuals with HIV. I am freaking out. Read more »

Perinatal HIV and the thymus

Posted by kitbonner, 1 Reply
...Hey guys! Was going all over this site, and was trying to find some information for a report I'm doing for my anatomy/physiology class. Was hoping one (or more!) of you might be able to help me! Someone raised the question in class today about... Read more »