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Pre-natal Hiv Transmission Can Occur

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Sexual transmission of drug resistant HIV through pre-cum

I recently recieved back a positive result on my hiv test. My partner of 8 months tested positive 7 months ago. I have not had sex with anyone else since meeting him and for about 3 months prior to meeting him. I tested negative when he received...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.The issue of reinfection has been reviewed in a previous posting (HIV POSITIVE COUPLE CONTINUING SEX). In addition to that posting, I would like to review with you some recently published information regarding sexual... Read more »

Pre-natal HART Induced-Resistance and Ethnicity Issues

Hello, Doctor:I have several questions, the answers to which I can't seem to find elsewhere. By way of introduction, I am a 38 y.o. Caucasian male, and my wife is a 32 y.o. Asian. She was diagnosed HIV+ late-2002 during a prenatal STD scan and...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
I will address these questions in order. I would ask that you take both the questions and my answers to your doctor, so that you and your wife and he or she can discuss them at length.I will also assume that your wife's two drug regimen was... Read more »

pre-chewed food + donation question PRE-CHEWED FOOD, HIV TRANSMISSION RISK, 2010)

Dear Doctor, I read the CDC article about exposure through pre chewed food for infants. Apparently HIV mothers/fathers passed it to their infant babies through chewing food for them. How is this possible? I understand that passing the virus while...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Relax Max! Your worries are unwarranted. The HIV-transmission risk via pre-chewed food was noted only in infants with immature immune systems, and there may well have been extenuating circumstances. (See below.) There is absolutely no... Read more »

What are the pre-natal vitamins

needed when planning to get pregnant...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
We generally recommend that women intending to become pregnant start on a multivitamin with folate and iron. There are special formulations available over the counter in most pharmacies. Since these pre-natal vitamins upset some women's... Read more »
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How long after transmission does ARS occur?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've heard of ARS cases occuring 3 months after, though i'm not sure of the sources. Read more »

Where does transmission occur for bottoms and tops

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know exactly how the virus transmits between bottoms and tops?

I can understand how it happens in the bottoms case, the intestinal wall absorbes all types of things, however what about the just inside the sphincter? Could you... Read more »

HIV PRE CUM BEEN FINGERED??please read and respond

Posted by lindar, 1 Reply
HI

i just need to know is there a risk been fingered by a guy, i think he had a little bit of precum on his fingers and he fingered my butt, am i been paranoid is there a risk of transmission?? (also has there been any reported or documented cases... Read more »