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Relative Risk Of Hiv Transmission

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HIV Transmission

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plasma vs serum VL

I have asked a question regarding if there is any difference in the amount of hiv found in serum or plasma vs. whole blood when working in the laboratory. I have been told that when it is spun down, the virus is pulled to the bottom of the tube in...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...not know.I am not sure why you are asking about the differences in VL in spun specimens and if you are trying to figure out relative risks of HIV transmission in the laboratory, I would suggest that you contact a local retrovirology lab for... Read more »

Repeat of previous unanswered question re: relative risk of certain sex practices in magnetic relationship

I sent this question in a few days ago and haven't seen a response as of yet. I know that "relative" risk is not an easy thing to determine. However, it would be very helpful for me (HIV+) with undetectable VL and no other STD's to explain to my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...partner confirmed to be HIV infected is 0.5 per 10,000 exposures versus 50 per 10,000 exposure respectively. Therefore, the relative risk would be a hundred times greater. Unfortunately, we don't have a way to factor in many individual variables... Read more »

transmission risk (HIV STATISTICS)

Dear Dr. Bob,Just over 3 weeks ago, I did something extremely out of character for which I shall always be ashamed. On a bachelor party, I visited a strip club/brothel and whilst extremely intoxicated over the course of several hours and despite...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...acquiring HIV, based on the epidemiological studies published in the medical literature. Their purpose is to give some idea of relative risk of various sexual exposures. So if unprotected receptive oral sex with a poz partner carries a... Read more »

"My offer is this........Nothing"

Dr.,Actually I intend to do what I've done before and donate the same $59 I just paid for my home acces test to the foundation. You are my (and scores of others) lifeline.Kindly consider my questions.1)I've researched and can't find the actual text...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...serodiscordant couples who have chosen to have unprotected oral sex, but protected vaginal or anal sex to really get an idea of the relative risk of HIV transmission via oral sex. What those studies have consistently shown is that the risk of HIV... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

... Viral STDs Parasitic STDs STDs Transmitted by Other Means Sequellae of STDs (Possible Complications) STDs and HIV STDs Increase Risk for HIV How HIV Impacts Specific STDs Do STD Programs Influence HIV Rates? STD-HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dimensions of Sexual Orientation and HIV-Related Risk Among Adolescent Females: Evidence From a Statewide Survey

... In order to identify factors that may place adolescent females at risk of HIV/AIDS, the researchers assessed the relationship of two dimensions of sexual orientation -- sexual identity, and sex of partners Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Related Risk Behavior Among Hispanic Immigrant Men in a Population-Based Household Survey in Low-Income Neighborhoods of Northern California

... The authors compared risk behaviors and HIV testing between recent (in the United States 5 years) Hispanic immigrant men (n=410). The investigators conducted a population-based, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The HIV-Related Risks Among Men Having Sex With Men in Rural Yunnan, China: a Qualitative Study

... To learn more about the HIV-related risk behaviors of men who have sex with men (MSM) in rural China, the researchers undertook a qualitative study based Read more »
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11 weeks 2 days from my low risk intercouse.

Posted by sinso, 2 Replies
...decided to put another condom and were 3 minutes more. There was no rupture of condom. Ok now the Facts. 1)I took at least 6 hiv tests by hypochondriac. 2)the 3 first was one meia at the 12 weeks, one elisa at 13 weeks and another one of... Read more »

Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello. I just felt compelled to share an experience regarding potential HIV expousure through a tiny skin abrasion on the penis. In a trip abroad last year, I topped for a man of unknown status. I wore Read more »

bit of fear - pl advise

Posted by vin100, 1 Reply
Hi Am relating this to the risk around needle use etc... I went to a hospital in the US for a quick blood sugar test. The assistant used a blood sugar test kit that had an electronic meter. She then picked out a sort of a small blue plastic push... Read more »

Worried over oral?....Why?

Posted by Jackie__Blue
...infection by choice of partner, sex act and condom use METHODS: We constructed decision-tree models to calculate the overall relative risk (RR) for HIV infection using estimates of HIV prevalence; risk of condom failure (5%); sensitivity (97.9%)... Read more »