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Probability Of Contracting Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

People With HSV-2 Are Probably Two to Three Times More Lkely to Contract HIV

Doctors are warning that genital herpes (HSV-2) -- which is believed to infect an estimated one in eight Australians -- can facilitate HIV infection. Dr. Darren Russell, director of Cairns Sexual Health, said people with HSV-2 are probably two to... Read more »
TheBody.com

"He Told Me That I Probably Wouldn't Make It Past a Year"

Bill Starling I lived in a small rural town where everyone seems to know everyone. It's one of those Southern towns where people wore their bigotry outwardly and didn't mind throwing it in your face. My story starts in December of 1994. I had... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Who Use Microbicides, Still Contract HIV Could End Up With Fewer Treatment Options Because of Resistance, Study Finds

Women who use microbicides in an effort to protect themselves from HIV could end up with fewer treatment options if they contract the virus because of possible drug resistance, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the... Read more »
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CONTRACTION PROBABILITY

My wife works in a hospital and was recenty pricked w/ a needle that may or may not have been used on a patient w/ HCV. If she was pricked with a needle that was used during a tissue biopsy, what is the probability that she could contract HCV? And,...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If your wife works in a hospital, she should report her needlestick injury to her employee health unit. Every hospital has an employee health area where people can be evaluated for potential risks. Patients have baseline blood tests to be certain... Read more »

Probability of having contracted syphilis?

Hello,I recently (4 days ago) had an encounter with a 24 - 25 yr old woman. This was a chance encounter that involved protected oral and vaginal sex. At one point there was slight discomfort caused from pubic stubble (hers). The encounter was rather...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Since you used a condom for both the instances of oral and vaginal sex the chances of you acquiring Syphilis would be much lower than if you had not used a condom. Syphilis is spread via skin-to-skin contact. Using a condom helps lower the... Read more »

What is the probability of HIV transmission from one episode of unprotected vaginal intercourse?

Dear Dr. Cordova,About 5 weeks ago, I was having sex with a girl I met at a bar and my condom broke. I realized this had happened only after I pulled out. As a consequence I have been increasingly worried about having contracted HIV during these...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:The risk from this particular situation is fairly low. A one-time incident of insertive vaginal sex is not the highest risk situation. Blood banks do screen for the presence of HIV. If there was HIV present in the blood that she donated,... Read more »

Is it probable that I have HIV?

Three weeks ago i met a guy who was really hot. We eneded up hanging out for like 5 days and in a drug stupor i ended up making out with him, lip biting and body rubbing with our clothes on. At some point he asked me to give him a blowjob, and i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The HIV-acquisition risk from the activities you describe (brief oral receptive sex) is extremely remote. The scratching episode would not be considered a risk. What I am concerned about is your "5 days in a drug stupor." You don't... Read more »
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Probability

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello folks! Have spent a few hours reading about 80 pages of posts over the last 6 months or so. Alot of people seem very informed and educated about aids on here so I was wondering if someone could kindly answer my question. I had drunken... Read more »

Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
I am seriously concerned. Yesterday, I had a guy give me a blow job and then we masterbated each other. The thing that concerns me is that some of his cum ended on my penis when he finished. Although the cum landed in the middle on my penis, it... Read more »

What is the probability that I have HIV?

Posted by absolute, 1 Reply
I am a hypochondriac. Hypochondriac means health anxiety or health worry. Now I am worried about HIV... So, one day I heard from friends about his auntie got infected with HIV. That time, all i know abut HIV is that its deadly, so i got curious. I... Read more »

what's the probability?

Posted by hi_jack_jack, 1 Reply
Hi... I am new to this... the forum and the whole HiV stuff... I'll telll you a bit of my story. I am 27 years old, I'm gay and i have been with a guy for about 7 months. During the last month we started having some problems, last week I decided to... Read more »