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Reducing Risk Of HIV And AIDS

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the bloodstream of another and is one of the most efficient ways to spread blood-borne diseases -- such as HIV...
Ask the Experts

Atripla and reduced risk of passing HIV?

I KNOW that I read somewhere online about a study somewhere involving Atripla that was saying that Atripla basically significantly reduced the possibility of HIV transmission by an infected person to an uninfected person, so long as they never...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives the HIV plasma viral load down to undetectable levels significantly decreases the chance of HIV transmission. Please note however, it does not completely eliminate the chance of HIV... Read more »

Reducing Risks of Contraction when with a h.i.v.+ female

I understand that my being a h.i.v. negative male with an h.i.v. postitive female is much better of not being infected than the other way around. I also understand that if you expose yourself to less fluids and blood and the like you have a less...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and have the most amazing, passionate relationship imaginable. And yes, it includes copious mind-blowing sex. Check out the archives of this forum for additional information not on copious amounts of mind-blowing sex, but on discordant couples,... Read more »

HIV Risk From Oral Sex and Can RX's Increase Risk? (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX 2009)

What is the true risk from oral sex? After looking at many other forums....some sources say there is low risk, some say no risk, some say that while HIV could transmit in theory, there has never been a recorded case of infection from only receiving...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...FrascinoHi,The HIV risk associated with oral sex is definitely a QTND (question that never dies). What we can say is that overall risk of HIV acquisition/transmission via oral sex is very low. An insertive partner has less risk than a receptive... Read more »

Dr. Bob, I need some help (SWISS AIDS COMMISSION REPORT) (MAGNETIC COUPLE RISK, 2008)

Dr. Bob, I've been reading your forum for years but never asked a question. This time I need your advice. My name is Alex and been HIV+ for 6 years. My viral load is undetectable and CD4 1,050. I am starting a very promising relationship with an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...released in February 2008, which suggested HIV-positive folks receiving effective antiretroviral therapy do not pose a significant risk of transmitting HIV to their negative partners during unprotected sex. The Swiss Commission reviewed data from... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Microbicide Does Not Reduce Women's Risk of HIV Infection, Study Shows

... Pro 2000, a vaginal microbicide gel designed to reduce women's risk of HIV infection, showed "no evidence that it reduces the risk of HIV infection," according to the results of a series of clinical Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canceled Canadian Prison Tattoo Program Reduced Risk of HIV, Report Says

...tattoo parlor program that was canceled by the government was cost-effective and successful in raising awareness and reducing the risk of bloodborne diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C, according to a new report from the Correctional Service of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Treating Genital Herpes Does Not Reduce Risk of HIV, Study Says

... Treating genital herpes does not reduce the risk of contracting HIV, according to a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine , Reuters reports. Herpes Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Herpes Drug Acyclovir Does Not Reduce Risk of HIV Transmission, Does Slow HIV Progression, Study Says

... The drug acyclovir, which suppresses herpes simplex virus-2, does not reduce the risk of HIV transmission when taken by HIV-positive people who also have herpes, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Read more »
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hiv-negative aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), ICL can be referred to as Non-HIV AIDS. As in AIDS patients, Non-HIV AIDS patients exhibit reduced numbers of CD4+ T-lymphocytes, and many Non-HIV AIDS patients have developed the opportunistic infections or... Read more »

Risk factor?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is it likely to catch HIV if you have vaginal sex with a man without a condom, but he doesn't ejaculate inside you? (there might have been some pre-cum) Read more »

What is the risk...

Posted by mighthavehiv, 1 Reply
...of getting HIV from unprotected oral sex from a HIV+ guy who did not cum into your mouth? Thanks for all of your replies Read more »

Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

Posted by spiderman
...http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health_medical/article1217831.ece Male circumcision 'lowers risk of HIV infection by 60%' By Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor Published: 09 August 2006 It used to be called the unkindest cut. But Read more »