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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even though more men than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means that about one infour Americans living with HIV are women. HIV has also become the thirdmost-deadly...
Ask the Experts

Which one of us contracted H.I.V. first?

In Feb. I tested H.I.V. negative. In May or around, my husband and I both had an unprotected extramarital affair while still having sex unprotected. He "claims" that he and the woman both tested negative before the affar. He found out he was...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...CD4 counts are not a reliable/accurate means to determine timing of HIV infection since the course of CD4 changes (and baseline pre-infection level) after infection is highly variable. The CD4 count Read more »

How to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)

If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...relationship. what are my chances of contacted the HIV virus Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, Can two HIV-negative people contract HIV/AIDS from having unprotected anal sex with each other? Astoundingly this has become another QTND (Question... Read more »

How can someone contract HIV? (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)

How can someone contract HIV? I mean if you have sex with multiple HIV negative people, can you contract it? I dont understand. Can someone get it by having unprotected sex with multiple HIV negative people? I dont understand.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...repost a few questions from the archives. Dr. Bob Question (HIV FROM TWO HIV NEGATIVES) Jan 20, 2007 I was just wondering. Can AIDS come out of no where? Like, if two people are disease free, can an infection occur between them like AIDS assuming... Read more »

Do we contract disease the following way?

I got a forwarded email which said that a woman got AIDS because he ate some food which was cooked by the chef who had AIDS and had a cut in the finger which lead to the infected blood get into the food. That was the so called reason for the woman...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, HIV is not transmitted through food. Read more »
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The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

... Table of Contents What Is Domestic Violence? Women, HIV and Domestic Violence Disclosing Safely Minimizing Risk Leaving a Violent Relationship Domestic violence can happen Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...of test, but there are many locations that will provide the test for free. For testing locations, you can call the California HIV/AIDS Hotline at 1-800-367-AIDS or you can do your own referral search by visiting www.aidshotline.org . ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...affect women living with HIV infection. To date, the medical community has focused a large amount of its research efforts on HIV/AIDS in men. 1 , 2 However, both clinical experience and the observational data that we do have suggest that,... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...effect of antiretroviral therapy on clinical manifestations. AIDS 20(7):1051-1058. October 2005. Gynecological conditions and HIV/AIDS. The Body. Retrieved from www.thebody.com/content/art5000.html on July 21, 2006. Levine AM, Berhane K,... Read more »
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confused about test results

Posted by mikeatl, 1 Reply
...some experienced (or even non-experienced) input for those who might know. I tested positive 7/09 after most likely contracting HIV 1/09. I'm surprised and confused that my lab results on 8/4 and again on 9/29 show: CD4 296, then 329. CD4% 37... Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...things even worse by possibly getting this girl pregnant). I saw my doctor, and she said it's less likely for a guy to contract HIV from a girl -- in other words, not nearly as likely as it is for a girl to contract HIV from a guy via vaginal... Read more »

Exposure to Fluids?

Posted by hetero, 1 Reply
...After a visit to a sex worker, I am worried about my chances of contracting HIV from exposure to vaginal fluids. I used a condom, but am afraid that some fluids may find its way to the top of the penis, Read more »

Contracting HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...STD from some girl. He didn't tell me exactly what he has. He did give me alot of clues that led me to believe that he has HIV/AIDS. The one clue that gave it all away was that there's no cure and he could die from it =/ I'm going crazy tho. ... Read more »