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The Vehicles Of Transmission For Hiv

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HIV Transmission

Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Rare Types of Transmission Avoiding Transmission How HIV Spreads Many people still do not understand how HIV is passed, or transmitted, fromone person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the virus ifyou are HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are livingwith HIV (HIV+). HIV is spread through contact with the following body fluids: ...
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is HPV an HIV vehicle?

Hi Doc, I would be grateful if you can clear-up this query I have circulating in my head as I cannot find anything on the net about it. Can you contract HIV by contracting HPV where the HIV virus might somehow have attached itself to the HPV cell? I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Well, if you can't find anything on the Net about a particular subject, chances are it's not real. And that's the case with your HIV-attaching-itself-to-HPV theory. These are two completely different viruses that are transmitted in... Read more »

Transmission of Hep C? (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION VIA SALIVA, 2010)

Dr., I so appreciate your honesty and yet I feel you are a bit naive. Transmission is a lot more common than you are letting on. I am 61 and have had hepc for most of my life. I got it from IV drug use I think. To say almost nonexistent when talking...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for your post; however, I take exception to your comment I am naive about hepatitis C transmission. My comments are based on the scientific epidemiological information that is currently available. The current science on Hepatitis C... Read more »

Confusion about transmission of HIV

I have read that HIV can only be transmitted by introducing a LARGE dose of the virus directly into the bloodstream (i.e., through anal sex, by sharing needles in intravenous drug use, thru blood transfusion). It cannot be transmitted through...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is pretty reliable scientific research out there that disproves the myth that cuts or sores on the genitals/mucous membranes are necessary for transmission. While cuts or sores probably facilitate transmission, their presence is not required... Read more »

Oral Sex from Crack Addicts and HIV transmission

Dr. Bob, I hope you can address this specific situation-- a situation that does not seem to be referred to anywhere on this forum the high HIV infectivity of crack addicts on the urban streets and receiving oral sex.First, for many years I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,It's important to note that 20% of the over-1,000,000 HIV-positive folks in the US have absolutely no idea they are infected with the virus. Consequently, whether it's a crack whore or a clueless and unsuspecting HIV-positive... Read more »
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Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by health2010, 1 Reply
is it true that an hiv test is invalid if the blood drawn for the test is among several drawings of blood duirng the same session for other tests? Read more »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
Before you worry your head off about HIV, please make sure you understand some basics to see if you if you were at risk.
What is HIV?
How is HIV transmitted? Read more »

HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I need to ascess my risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. 6 days ago, I met up with this man that I had chatted to online and we had unprotected sex.
There was a lot of open mouth kissing and fondling. He proceeded to masturbate... Read more »

Hiv transmission through contact of vaginal fluid with an open wound?

Posted by neibet, 1 Reply
What is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »