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You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...in Canada. You may need extra support, especially if breast-feeding is an expectation among your family, friends and community. Building a Support Network "I have met so many women who had given birth to children after testing positive. They encouraged me to have a baby if I wanted. That was when things turned around for me." Many HIV positive women rely on their friends and family for support. Some look to other HIV positive women,...
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Just found out yesterday about his HIV...

After almost a year and a half, my boyfriend finally got an HIV test done (i've had two during that time -- both negative; the last one being 8/4/00). Well, he got his results yesterday, and he's HIV+. I'm so angry... angry at him for waiting so...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...repeat again at six months after your last exposure. If you have a primary care doctor, you can also have viral DNA/RNA by PCR testing done. That might be important because if you were recently infected, there are options for early medication... Read more »

Undetectable...is it safe?

I was infected with HIV in Dec 2005 and started Atripla(my choice) in Nov 2007. Within a month, my viral load was undetectable...and still that way. My question is, does that mean there is no virus in my blood and sperm?...just in my lymph nodes?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"Undetectable" does not mean there is no virus in the blood and ejaculate. Nor does it mean you are no longer contagious. Undetectable refers to the plasma viral load, a test that measures viral replication. When antiretroviral therapy is... Read more »

SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH

HI DOCTOR FRASCINO, I'M AN ITALIAN GUY LIVING IN SPAIN. FIRST OF ALL, SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH. I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT DO U THINK ABOUT MY CASE: LAST SUNDAY I WANT TO A SAUNA, I DIDN'T HAVE ANAL SEX AT ALL, I HAD AN ORAL SEX WITH A MAN AS A TOP, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...intact (not bleeding). That your feckless bottom boy may have sucked on numerous tallywhackers and drank gallons of spunk before swallowing your throbbing tallywhacker does not increase your HIV risk as far as having left over spunk still in his... Read more »

Seems weird but I'm very worried for my little BAMBINO

Ciao Dr. It seems a weird situation but it really happened. A friend of a friend of mine has spent few days at my home while in town. I notice he was a weird guy but had to help a friend so I let him stay. Anyway to cut the story short, I found that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...The HIV-transmission risk from the scenario you describe is complexity nonexistent. Neither worry nor consideration for HIV testing is warranted. I'd recommend you take some time to review the wealth of information on this site, paying... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: Having a Baby When You're HIV Positive

...negative and her husband of seven years is HIV positive. They conceived safely thanks to a combination of having her husband's sperm washed in a special procedure and then mixing the washed sperm with her egg in an in vitro fertilization [IVF]... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

... What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...(IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...test, which can be "negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load,... Read more »
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Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... Read more »

swallowing

Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
Oral sex..if I was to "swallow" does that put me at risk for Hiv?? Thanks all.. Sf Read more »

Swallowing Cum

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...is married and we have been having an affair for a little over 2 years and he uses a condom for anal but now I have started swallowing his cum during oral sex. Read more »

Finding some pills hard to swallow?

Posted by taurusthecat, 2 Replies
...recently started ARV therapy and one of the pills I take (2 per day) are Nevirapine (Viramune). Now I'm well-acquainted with swallowing pills, I take a whole handful each day in the form of supplements and don't usually have an issue with gagging... Read more »