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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...Lipodystrophy andBody Shape Changes) Blood fat (lipids) Many HIV+ people have an increased amount of fat, or lipids, in their bloodsuch as cholesterol and triglycerides. Higher cholesterol levels can increasethe risk of a heart attack or stroke. Higher triglycerides can increase therisk of damage to the pancreas (pancreatitis). Your lab report will list theamount of the following lipids in your blood (for the most...
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period blood

Dear DocSorry my English is poor, I need a helpI am in china, 4 days before I went to a massage place where the gal had periodI am so stupid gave her oral job on her vagina of course on the top of the panty she even have pad inside the panty there...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would say your risk sounds about zero. Do not have any more anxiety about this event in your life. Read more »

Insertive sex and the related risks

Dear Brian!I know that both insertive anal and vaginal sex without a condom are considered risky. But many experts claims that insertive anal is more risky than insertive vaginal. Is this true? Is it probably due for the presence of blood in anal...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...In some ways, you are right. However, the risk of bleeding and trauma during anal sex is significantly higher. On odds, then, anal sex carries a higher risk. This being siad, Read more »

Does menstruation affect HCV sexual transmission risk?

You recently answered a question from a lesbian with hepatitis who wanted to know if it was safe for her to have sex with her partner. I was surprised that your response did not mention the presence of menstrual blood during sexual activity as a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Blood from menses infected with hepatitis B or C would still have to get into the bloodstream of the recipient to transmit infection. Read more »

Performing oral sex and menstruation

Hi, thanks for your column... I gave oral sex to a woman and then we had protected vaginal sex. It turned out that she had her period just after we finished. The condom was unbroken and there was no blood there, and I did not taste anything like...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...mouth.It is also important to take into account your partner's risk for infection with HIV. If she is not infected, there is no risk of transmission.RMK Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Panel Studies Lifting Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood

...Science Center in San Antonio, said that if the policy changes, "You're not getting much blood, but you are getting an increased risk of [contaminated blood]." Brooks added that he supports gay rights. CDC reports that MSM accounted for 64... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

DAD: An Updated Analysis of Heart Attack Risk

...probability that a certain event (such as a heart attack) will happen over a given period of time. Generally speaking, the overall risk of a heart attack in people living with HIV is quite low. Overall, about 2% of 33,000 people in the DAD study... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Swedish Agency Revises Guidelines for Blood Donors

... On World AIDS Day, Sweden's National Board of Health and Welfare announced new guidelines that lift the lifetime ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men (MSM). Effective in March, a waiting period will be introduced that involves... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Not All Gay Blood Donors Pose Same Risk, Court Told

... Canadian Blood Services wrongly assumes that every man who has had sex, even once, with another man since 1977 presents the same HIV risk, an Read more »
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worried. PLEASE answer

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...afterwards when i pushed my chin on paper, i found a couple period sized red dots. what would b the hiv risk if those dots weren't my blood but blood that was hiv+? what if blood was on his hand from a doorknob and it got in the wound? he only... Read more »

can someone help with with this question please?

Posted by latino3, 2 Replies
...likely it could be to get infected with hiv or other std having vaginal sex, but what diference it makes if the woman is on her period even when condom is used? 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 »

Please assess my real risk

Posted by jambo, 2 Replies
...got turned upside when I started attempting to insert. Then it would have fresh vaginal secretions and I would have greater risks due the uncircumcised penis. She tried to put her tongue into my mouth but I tried not to part my lips. Maybe... Read more »