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Risk Of Contracting Hiv From A Single Exposure

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Risk of HIV through Oral Sex When Herpes is present and contracted

Dear Dr. Bob--About 7 years ago, you helped me through the only other HIV scare I've ever had (which turned out to be Lyme disease). I hope you can help with this one, as well. And I believe the specific facts of my "case" will help others and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...apply to your situation.2. From what we know so far about MXRV, it should not affect the immune response to HIV, increase the risk of acquiring HIV or delay the production of specific anti-HIV antibodies.Consequently Mike, despite your... Read more »

Risk of HIV from spouse

I recently found out my husband is HIV+. We do not have an active sex life & it is likely we have... Read more »

Risk of HIV contraction after protected sex with prostitute

Hi,I recently went to a massage parlour in macau and one thing led to another and had protected sex... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

British Women "in Denial" Over Growing HIV Risk

... British women underestimate their risk of HIV infection, a new poll of 1,000 UK adults finds. Up to 60 percent of female respondents said they do not believe HIV is an Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Daily Oral Antiretroviral Reduces HIV Infection Risk in MSM by 44%, Study Finds

...sex with men has shown that a daily dose of Truvada, a pill containing the AIDS drugs emtricitabine and tenofovir, "can reduce risk of contracting [HIV] by an average of 44% -- and by more than 70% if the subjects" follow the regimen closely, ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MedPage Today Examines Recent Developments, Trials Underway in HIV Prevention

...studying strategies to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS have faced, the discovery in 2009 that an experimental HIV vaccine cut the risk of becoming infected by HIV by 31 percent, and the announcement in November 2010 that "so-called pre-exposure... Read more »
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testing NOT needed if oral sex is only exposure?

Posted by anonymouslad, 4 Replies
...Why do the experts(on this site anyway) suggest that testing for HIV is not even recommended if unprotected oral sex is the person's only possible risk? Yet there IS still a chance that HIV can Read more »

Single Exposure Unprotected Oral Sex w/ TS Escort

Posted by ScaredToDeathNow, 1 Reply
...life. I was on both the receiving and giving end of the unprotected oral sex and I now so fear that I have contracted a STD or HIV that I cannot sleep, eat or think about anything else. I did enquire if he had been tested for HIV and rather or... Read more »

Can anyone help me

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am very scared i had a couple of experiences that have me in doubt if i got hiv. I was with 2 guys the first once we masterbated and our penis touched i think his precum got on my penis. Then the other guy Read more »

Low Risk/High Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What does Low Risk/High Risk mean? I mean, how many low risk people turn positive? Obviously, high risk people have a better chance of testing Read more »