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Physiology Of Hiv Transmission

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Is depression a physiological or social phenomenon?

I recently saw the psychiatrist at my provider's office due to some depressive thoughts, and most recently, a lot of fuzzy concentration and memory problems. My memory has slowly stabilized if not improved, but I just wanted to know is...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Depression, while common among those with the HIV virus (up to 50% lifetime occurrence), is not well understood. Research does indicate that the virus itself can cause depressive symptoms, including those you experienced. Some people have... Read more »

it takes only one time (HETEROSEXUAL TRANSMISSION) (HIV TRANSMISSION AFTER ONE EXPOSURE)

This is a comment on one of the readers questions asking if you can get hiv by penetrating a woman... Read more »
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The Center for AIDS

Prevention of Perinatal Transmission of HIV in 2008

Background Antepartum Care Mode of Delivery Diagnosis of HIV Infection in All Pregnant Women Before Delivery Rapid HIV Testing Infant Feeding Contraception A Helpful Resource for Pregnant Women A Final Word References ... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hormonal Contraception: HIV Transmission and Progression Rates

Hormonal contraception (HC) is used widely -- an estimated 14 million women in sub-Saharan Africa use either injectable or oral hormonal contraception -- yet the impact on HIV remains unresolved despite twenty years of research. Two oral... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vertical Transmission Second Leading Cause of HIV Transmission in Uganda, Researchers Say

Mother-to-child transmission is the second most common method of HIV transmission in Uganda after sexual intercourse, researchers said last week at the launch of a vertical transmission prevention program in the country's Jinja district, Uganda's ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Examine Reducing Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission While Breastfeeding, Effect of Herpes Treatments on Transmission

HIV-positive women who are breastfeeding can reduce the risk of vertical HIV transmission if they take the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for up to six months after giving birth, according to five CDC - and NIH -funded studies conducted in Africa... Read more »
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Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by health2010, 1 Reply
is it true that an hiv test is invalid if the blood drawn for the test is among several drawings of blood duirng the same session for other tests? 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 »

HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I need to ascess my risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. 6 days ago, I met up with this man that I had chatted to online and we had unprotected sex.
There was a lot of open mouth kissing and fondling. He proceeded to masturbate... Read more »

Hiv transmission through contact of vaginal fluid with an open wound?

Posted by neibet, 1 Reply
What is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »