Probability Of Contracting Hiv

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Likelihood of Contracting HIV

Hi, Robert,I was just wondering if it's 100 likely to contract HIV if a person has had unprotected sexual intercourse with an already infected person. I am not sure if a past partner of mine was indeed infected, and I don't believe he was, but I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,100 percent? No, not even anywhere near that amount. Although it's hard to give very specific numbers, the odds of contractingHIV from having unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse with a partner who is HIV-positive is in the range of 1 in... 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... Read more »

one night stand in West Africa...

Recently, I had sex with a West African man. He didn't ejaculate and says he is HIV negative. It... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...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 three... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines Why Merck Vaccine Candidate Might Have Increased Likelihood of Contracting HIV

...of Merck 's experimental HIV vaccine were halted in September 2007 because the drug might have increased the likelihood of contracting the virus rather than preventing it, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of Experimental... Read more »
The Body

Three Reasons Why Criminalizing HIV Is So Wrong

...reasonable given the fact that the person has a potentially deadly and incurable disease. However, activists and advocates in the AIDS education field feel that this is over the top and completely unnecessary. The Positive Justice Project ... 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 According to computer models used in the study, if and when microbicides are perfected, they could reduce the risk of men contractingHIV from women. "Paradoxically, although microbicides will be used by women to protect themselves against... Read more »
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Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...(passed down from my mother). I took my 6-week test last week, and am waiting for the results. Can I get your comments on the likelihood of contracting HIV if this girl was infact, positive? Thank you. Read more »

Am I infected?

Posted by scaredofhiv, 2 Replies
...put on a condom, meaning that she has had unprotected sex with multiple partners in the past. Assuming the worst (that she is HIV+ and she inserted my penis into her vagina at some point before I put on the condom), what is the probability that I... Read more »

Hi, a lot of questions

Posted by jcrr, 1 Reply
...a very strong relationship), the med heal that at 3 days, then I started thinking about the possibility of having contracted HIV because I am afraid this much, my questions are the following: 1 I understand what the window period is 3 months,... Read more »

HIV2--very scared

Posted by billc, 2 Replies
...Hopefully this will be answered also. After high risk exposure I was tested with an HIV 1/2 antibody at 10 weeks. After that I tested with pcr,p-24 and a couple more antibodies all for HIV1 up to 24 weeks. I still Read more »
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