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Risk Factors For Acquiring Hiv Infection

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HIV/AIDS Among Women

Early in the epidemic, HIV infection and AIDS were diagnosed for relatively few women and female adolescents (although we know now that many women were infected with HIV through injection drug use but that their infections were not diagnosed). 1 Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Women of color are especially affected by HIV infection and AIDS. In 2004 (the most recent year for which data are...
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What is the probability of acquiring HIV through sex with an infected woman?

Before I ask this question I just want to add that I plan on being tested for HIV in the next month but must exit the country I am living in to do so. I live in Saudi Arabia and fear being deported if I was found to be HIV positive. Here is what...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV from insertive penile-vaginal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 5 per 10,000 exposures. Your estimated risk would be less, because after your "Phuket" you PEPed.No need for... Read more »

Question on Risk of Acquiring through Close Contact

i have a question about risk of acquiring HIV.Back in December i went to a seedy strip bar with afew friends. One of the strippers got real "friendly"with me real quick. she never touched my penis, wenever kissed, and my clothes never...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I think the likelihood of having been infected with HIV in this way is pretty small. But if you need the reassurance so you won't worry, then get tested.... Read more »

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Recent epidemiological studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate).... Read more »

Acquiring HIV

My wife had a stillbirth at 26 weeks this past summer. We were overseas at the time so proper diagnosis was not possible. My wife needed an HIV test for a visa that came back positive. She took another test that came back negative. The clinic...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello BT,If your wife has had essentially no HIV risk exposures, then there is no way she could be HIV infected. Her intermittently positive ELISA and Western Blot tests most likely are the result of nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies that can be... Read more »
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Have i acquired HIV AIDS?

Posted by Veer2112
Last night i met this strange lady and we got intimate and had unprotected sex. She is 34 y.o lady, disease free and i was 25 y.o virgin disease free.
i was drunk and turned on. we might have had sex more than twice that night and the next morning.
wh... Read more »

Have i acquired HIV AIDS? please help..

Posted by Veer2112, 2 Replies
Last night i met this strange lady and we got intimate and had unprotected sex. She is 34 y.o lady, disease free and i was 25 y.o virgin disease free.
i was drunk and turned on. we might have had sex more than twice that night and the next morning.
wh... Read more »

Risk Factor and Assessment

Posted by Anonymous
I have a question for anyone who is knowledgeable in HIV infection risk factors.

About 15 weeks ago I had unprotected sex with a female stripper for about 40 seconds to a minute. I stopped her after that. I did not ejaculate. In the following six... Read more »

risk factor and window period questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
hello. i've been having horrible anxiety and haven't been able to sleep very well. I messed around with a confirmed HIV positive person. I rubbed my penis along his butt, touching his anus, but there wasn't any penetration at all. Also, I tested... Read more »