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Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »

Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
I have a friend who is hiv positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist... Read more »

Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »

Worries Free - Not easy to Catch HIV

Posted by VENT
Lads & CHats,
It has been quite sometime since my last post on this bullentin. I think Jackie_Blue still remember me & all Folks like Guess, Shane, Oooppps had once stick with this poster for all the warm greeting & words from this... Read more »

Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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Ask the Experts

Can you catch Hiv from Blood on food?

Please do not make fun of me I am not kidding with this qoestion. I am very afraid of germs, I go to a doctor because I worry about every thing. I went to get tested at a hiv clinic as I do every 6 months. I have never been afraid of the sickness...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.You're worried about HIV being transmitted from a positive lab technician to his business card and then to your hands and then to your Burger King chicken tenders and then to your mouth, which was "gushing blood" because you bit... Read more »

catching a multiple drug resistant strain

Dear Doctor, I caught a multiple drug resistant strain of hiv. My doctor says that I am resistant to most drugs available and that starting now would be a waste of money and health since I feel healthy now. It has been 4 months since exposure and...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I would look to the treatment forum. ABT378 is in phase 2 studies. The answer is not in yet on its potential use in PI resistant virus. Other second generation NNRTIs and other drugs are making way to study.MH... Read more »

EYE CATCHING TITLE!!!

Hi there,Thank you all for this great work.I had a protected vaginal sex with a woman on unknown HIV status. The condom broke (I think due to conditions being rather dry). The possible exposure lasted 4-6 seconds, as I pulled out when I heard the...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Most HIV tests will not be positive at 1 week post exposure. So, repeat testing is necessary and you did that at 6 weeks.I take this negative result as being definitive. You are HIV negative.DW... Read more »

Catch 22

Should I stop my therapy to save my liver or continue on in trying to stop the dementia? Or do you have a better suggestion?Thanks for your help.Background: 42 year old male. HIV+ 20+ years, spt-apt bouncing around 400-800. My GI specialist...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
You've raised some interesting questions; sounds like you were on a reasonable regimen, though had to discontinue (appropriately) for pretty significant liver toxicity. Liver injury has been seen in patients receiving dual protease inhibitors,... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Urges Second Test to Catch Hepatitis C Infection

Following an eight-site study, CDC recommends that all people who test positive for hepatitis C virus (HCV) also should have an HCV RNA test to find out whether they have cleared the virus or they still have it. Approximately 20 percent of... Read more »
AIDS United

The Fight to Catch Up and Start Moving Towards an AIDS-Free Generation

I've never known a time without HIV and AIDS. It affected my family early as my uncle was diagnosed positive before I was born. Even my high school in conservative Bakersfield, California had the AIDS Quilt visit our campus. I entered this world of... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Money Well Spent: Opt-Out Testing in Prisons Can Catch STD Cases and Save Taxpayers Money in the Long Run

How much do you think it would cost the health department of a major American city to reduce the amount of gonorrhea, Chlamydia, syphilis and possibly even HIV by 20%? More importantly, if you had to devise the simplest and most cost-effective way... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

HIV/AIDS in its Second Decade: Stigma and Death

Stigma causes fear and shame. It breeds hate and discrimination, which causes death. People living with HIV or AIDS live with stigma in every society of the world and die with it far sooner than they would have died without it, in other words:... Read more »