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Dr. Bob,Thanks for the great work keeping people informed about the facts regarding HIV/AIDS. I am HIV+ for 20y and have an HIV- partner. My viral load has been under 50 for at least 4 y. Our sex is always where my partner is receptive and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Being drawn to the forbidden fruit, so to speak, is not uncommon, especially when the fruit is a firm upstanding banana. The estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV from unprotected receptive anal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV... Read more »

gay sero-discordant relationship (MAGNETIC COUPLE PROBLEMS) (SHOULD I DUMP MY POSITIVE LOVER)

Hi,My bf is HIV+, I am not. I thought I could handle the pressure but Im thinking again. I dont... Read more »

Precum/co-infection in sero-discordant couples

hi!i really appreciate the possibillity of asking you a question. my situation is as follows: i am... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Male Clients of Brothel Prostitutes as a Bridge for HIV Infection Between High-Risk and Low-Risk Groups of Women in Senegal

The researchers conducted a sexual-behavior HIV prevalence survey on male clients of female prostitutes working in brothels in Dakar, Senegal, to investigate the degree to which these men act as a bridge for HIV transmission to the general... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

High-Risk Sex Partner Increases STD Risk

A partner's sexual risk behaviors were more predictive of STDs than an individual's own sexual activities, a recent study found. The researchers, from the universities of Florida and Pittsburgh, examined sexual partner characteristics, individual... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Yemen's Low Education Levels, High Poverty Rates Increasing HIV/AIDS Risk, Experts Say

High poverty rates and low education levels are contributing to increased vulnerability to HIV/AIDS in Yemen, especially among commercial sex workers, according to some experts, IRIN/ PlusNews reports. Abdul-Hafed al-Ward, secretary-general of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Rates and Risk Behaviors Are Low in the General Population of Men in Southern India but High in Alcohol Venues: Results From Two Probability Surveys

The researchers conducted two probability surveys in Chennai slums among a household sample of men and alcohol venue patrons ("wine shops") to compare HIV and other STD prevalence and to identify STD behavioral risk factors. Investigators found the... Read more »
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Sero-discordant couple - am I normal

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hello, I have been married for ten years and my husband was diagnosed two years ago with hiv. He is not on meds yet and is doing well. However, I still am having trouble with him sexually. I am stll afraid and very very anxious when I am... 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 positive, but does low risk mean that the risk is virtually none? Thanx.

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High risk and low risk and their conclusive result periods

Posted by optiplex, 2 Replies
Window period should be same for all cases whether its high risk or low risk. There are cases where people got infected through low risk and came out clean even after high risk exposure.
virus cycle is going to be remain same in someone got infected... Read more »

High risk or low risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies

A few weeks back I had unprotected vaginal sex whith
someone who I didn't know very well. It happened a couple of times and I think he has been inside of me for about 10 minutes all together. He didn't ejaculate.
I am just wondering if this is... Read more »