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Preventive Measures From Getting Hiv

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Preventing Other Infections

In HIV, your CD4 count is key. It's the most important measure of your immune system's health. When it's high, you're in good shape. But when it's low, you're at risk for developing a number of potentially dangerous illnesses. These illnesses are generally known as "opportunistic infections," or OIs for short. Are You At Risk? The danger zone for your CD4 count is around 200. If your CD4 count goes below this level (or your CD4 percentage...
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Preventative Measures in a mixed status relationship

Recently I fell in love with someone who is HIV+. His viral load is undetectable. With an open ulcer in my mouth is saliva a transmittor of HIV? Please visit the "Safe Sex, Prevention and Transmission" forum on this website....
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Saliva is not considered to be a risk factor for transmission of HIV. People are generally advised to be careful about unprotected oral sex (oral-genitalcontact) when they have open sores in their mouth because of the risk of tanmsission via... Read more »

do hiv tests prevent you getting life insurance?

l have recently had a hiv test done only to be told by a friend that, even if negative this still prevents you being eligable for life insurance. ls this true cause lm now quite worried?...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
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Can using Vaseline prevent getting HIV and other STDs?

Another guy I met on AOL (America Online) wanted bareback me using his discovered lubrication method. He uses a dildo and very large amounts of vaseline to coat the rectal lining to 'seal' the pores. Following that he uses a vaginal...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Barebacking is having unprotected anal intercourse, and is most often used in reference to Gay men having unprotected anal intercourse. Using Vaseline this way will NOT provide adequate protection against HIV and... Read more »

HIV Prevention-Get Tested

Dr. Bob: Hello from Kansas. I've written before about some of the questions from your readers. I have to say the majority of people have legitimate questions/concerns. I wonder how many of your readers have been educated about sex vis a vie...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Lindsey,The questioners who write in with little or no scientific knowledge about STDs, STD prevention, HIV transmission, etc. are usually easy to spot and chances are they were either home schooled or a victim of abstinence-only sex education.... Read more »
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Athlete's foot getting worse due to hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've had athletes foot ever since I've been young. My feet always crack and peel. If you were infected with hiv after 13 weeks would it cause your foot problem to get worse? I am noticing more peeling lately. Read more »

Chances of getting HIV

Posted by cookie, 3 Replies
Hi,

One day at school, i found a drop of blood on my skin and i don't know who it was. I want to ask the cances of me getting HIV and how much blood is needed to transmit HIV?

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latest dna cpr test measure down to ten copies.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i received info from a company that the dna measures down to ten copies and can be positive six days after exposure anyone else know about this?

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Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work!
Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS?

Failure of the American president to recognize the need to promote condoms has not only undermined over two decades of HIV prevention... Read more »