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Risk Of Contracting Hiv Or Hbv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...infections in their settings. If you are considering getting a tattoo or having your body pierced, ask staff at the establishment what procedures they use to prevent the spread of HIV and other blood-borne infections, such as the hepatitis B virus. You also may call the local health department to find out what sterilization procedures are in place in the local area for these types of establishments. Visit the CDC Web site for links to the ...
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Worried...Risk Of HBV/HIV co-infection..Help!

Dear Dr.McGovern;3 weeks ago i quite foolishly engaged in unclothed dry fondling followed by a 10 minute "hand-job" and "boob-job" using a condom (which may or may not have failed, i'm not sure) with a commercial sex worker. There was no oral/anal...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Sounds like you are at extremely low risk....I would not recommend testing for this type of exposure. Read more »

HBs Ag Elisa-Positive & HIV Connection

Hi,I am 31 year old male & was tested 'Reactive' HBs Ag Elisa with Sample OD value at 3.096 where the Cut off is 0.076. I had protected sex though i got my partner to perform oral sex on me without any protection. 1.Do i have a chance of contracting...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis B is easily transmitted through sex, particulary anal sex which has the highest risk due to trauma and blood exposure. It is the Read more »

Level of Risk?

I am HIV+ and was fingered by a cronic Hep B sufferer. I was also rimmed by them too. Alot of spit was used. They also performed oral sex on me. What level of risk was I at? Is it likely I will contract Hep B?Please Help!
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I think you should get baseline testing since it sounds like that has never been done. Then if you are negative, you should get immunized right away with Hepatitis A and B immunizations. Read more »

HIV risk nipple sucking on lactating woman (BREAST MILK and HIV TRANSMISSION)

I am 30 years male and had a protected sex with female sex worker 5 months ago . I kissed her nipples also .I felt she was lactating. is breast sucking or nipple sucking on a lactating woman carries risk to HIV infection or any STD s. I got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...amount of virus in the infected milk, quantity ingested, presence of cuts or sores on the oral mucous membranes, etc. Overall the risk of an adult contracting HIV from nipple noshing would be extremely low. However, when in doubt a simple rapid... Read more »
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The Well Project

Hepatitis B

...drugs(including prescription medications), poisons, and some viruses can all causehepatitis. Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus(HBV). Worldwide, 350,000,000 people are infected with HBV, and 10% of these arealso... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...ability to survive outside the human body. Hepatitis B is caused by a virus that attacks the liver. The virus, which is called hepatitis B virus (HBV), can cause lifelong infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, liver... Read more »
U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse and the Link to HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases

...outreach, testing and counseling for HIV and other infections, and HIV treatment -- is the most effective way to reduce the risk of blood-borne infections. Combined pharmacological and behavioral treatments for drug abuse have a demonstrated... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...that spread fecal matter to the mouth via the hands, penis, or sex toys. Hepatitis B and C, caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV), respectively, are most often transmitted through blood... Read more »
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Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
...penis. I immediately washed my penis with warm water and dry it up. I am concern because online it talks about how you can get HIV if any contaminated fluids goes as far as touching the glans. Please confirm if this is true or not. I have no... Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...penis is mainly a "one-way valve", as she put it. My tests for chlamydia and gonnohrea came out clean; although I do carry Hepatitis B (passed down from my mother). I took my 6-week test last week, and am waiting for the results. Can I get... Read more »

Scared

Posted by BrianATX, 3 Replies
...uncomfortable so I asked him to stop. When he pulled out I heard a snap. The condom was not broke but I heard that he might be HIV positive. Should I be worried ? Read more »

Symptoms vs results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...guide and suggest me. Do i consider testing my wife for the same. Also any idea about the sero conversion & testing time for Hepatitis B virus. Read more »