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Risk Of Hiv Transmission To Household Members

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Family members are IV Drug Users... is there a risk for me to be around them?

Hello I am a college student and live mostly on campus, except for when I go on breaks and stay with my family. I don't go home a lot because I have seven people in my immediate family who are IV drug users and I really can't handle the stress and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Neither HIV nor hepatitis C is transmitted via casual contact, such as sharing eating utensils, dishware, showers, food, drinks, etc. I would Read more »

Risks of unprotected anal sex (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

With a negative testing couple, are there any risks of unprotected anal sex? For example, the semen... Read more »

HIV Risk

Hi,While having unprotected sex with my partner I started bleeding. We are both HIV negative. What... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...transfusions, accidents in health care settings or certain blood products (See below for detailed information about the actual level of risk for each mode of transmission) Mother to baby (before or during birth, or through breast milk) ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fears About HIV Transmission in Families With an HIV-Infected Parent: A Qualitative Analysis

...addressed these fears by educating children about the ways HIV can be transmitted and establishing rules to minimize transmission risk in the household. HIV-positive parents also expressed concern about acquiring opportunistic infections from a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Multiple Sex Partners and Perceived Risk of HIV Infection in Zambia: Attitudinal Determinants and Gender Differences

... The authors introduced their study by noting, "While there is much attention on perceived risk of HIV and subsequent cautionary behavior, evidence of the reciprocity of the relationship between recent risky sexual behavior Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV and Its Transmission

...actually found in blood or other specimens, drying of HIV-infected human blood or other body fluids reduces the theoretical risk of environmental transmission to that which has been observed -- essentially zero. Incorrect interpretation of... Read more »
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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 »

Requesting a family member to get tested.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...ones, 1 and 3. We also have the holidays coming up, and a family visitor that engages in what we would consider to be very risky sexual behaviour. I don't need anyone to tell me anything about how transmission occurs, etc. because we're quite... Read more »

Baby-boomers living with HIV

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
...Baby-boomers living with HIV We lived through the fifties and sixties, with reminders from our parents to appreciate the things that they never had in the Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »