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Risk Factors For Acquiring Hiv

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

Background The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells of the immune system, notably CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. An HIV-infected person is diagnosed with AIDS when his...
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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 »

Affair-risk factors

I've been having an affair with a married women for about one month. I am aslo married. I've had 10 unprotected sexual(vaginal)encounters with this women and unprotected oral sex. What are the risk factors of contracting HIV? She is not an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are shagging Mrs. Jones unprotected and you ask "what are the risk factors of contracting HIV???" Hmmm . . . seems to me you just answered your own question. The HIV risk is unprotected shagging!Your brother is an HIV counselor... Read more »

acquiring HIV

I recently just had unprotected sex with a man who is HIV +. he said he is on medication and his viral count is really low, undetectable. we engaged on anal sex, him being the bottom (receiver0 be being the top. What is the risk or probablity of me...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Being that this was a one-time occurrence, he is undetectable, and you were the insertive partner it's likely that transmission did not occur. You can get an accurate HIV test result at the three month mark. Since he is HIV positive,... Read more »

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 »
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Had all the symptoms...but no known risk factors??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies


I had all the symptoms of ARS. I would have been able to dismiss it if not for the strange rash I got. The rash was most prominent on my arms and legs, but I had a little on my stomach as well. The rash lasted about a week or so on my stomach and... 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 »

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 »

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 »