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Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

What is the difference between HIV and AIDS? How is HIV transmitted? What are the symptoms of HIV? What are the symptoms for AIDS? How long after a possible exposure should I be tested for HIV? I have heard there are many different types of HIV tests. How do I know which one I should take? What is the difference between an Anonymous and Confidential Test? What do the test results mean? If I test Positive,...
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Understanding risk levels (SAFER SEX GUIDELINES, SAFER SEX METHODS, 2011)

I understand that sex acts (and life in general) include levels of risk. I get that unprotected anal sex with a known HIV+ partner is very high risk (even higher for the receptive partner) and I get that kissing carries negligible risk, and I get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The best we can offer is relative levels of risk associated with various sexual activities. Check out Table 1 in the CDC document about nPEP. It can be found at www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5402.pdf. However, it's important to note there are... Read more »

Do you I acquired HIV

I have a girlfriend who tested hiv postive twice from 2 different places in September last year but however in mid November she tested Hiv negative and also on January 30th this year she still tested negative. We have been having unprotected sex...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-It is very hard for me to interpret your girlfriends test results without knowing more about her specific testing history and HIV risks. I suggest you both go to a testing center and be tested together and have the counselor explain the... Read more »

Can one get neurosyphilis 4 months after acquiring it?

HIV positive, recently tested for syphilis and I was told my number was 256. I don't know what that means. Do I need to get a lumber puncture? Does treatment for nuerosyphilis require hospitalization or can it be done at home or an outpatient...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Treatment for neurosyphilis usually includes multiple shots of penicillin. I am not sure what course of treatment your doctor would prescribe. Neurosyphilis only takes place when an infection has gone untreated for many many years. In... Read more »

What is the probability of acquiring HIV through sex with an infected woman?

Before I ask this question I just want to add that I plan on being tested for HIV in the next month but must exit the country I am living in to do so. I live in Saudi Arabia and fear being deported if I was found to be HIV positive. Here is what...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV from insertive penile-vaginal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 5 per 10,000 exposures. Your estimated risk would be less, because after your "Phuket" you PEPed.No need for... Read more »
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Common questions/concerns about HIV/AIDS please read

Posted by kbuddy77, 1 Reply

Questions and Answers about HIV
1. What is HIV? What is AIDS?
2. Who can get HIV?
3. What are the ways in which HIV can be spread from one person to another?
4. Can I get HIV from oral sex?
5. How long does HIV live outside the body?
6. Can having another... Read more »

Have i acquired HIV AIDS? please help..

Posted by Veer2112, 2 Replies
Last night i met this strange lady and we got intimate and had unprotected sex. She is 34 y.o lady, disease free and i was 25 y.o virgin disease free.
i was drunk and turned on. we might have had sex more than twice that night and the next morning.
wh... Read more »

Have i acquired HIV AIDS?

Posted by Veer2112
Last night i met this strange lady and we got intimate and had unprotected sex. She is 34 y.o lady, disease free and i was 25 y.o virgin disease free.
i was drunk and turned on. we might have had sex more than twice that night and the next morning.
wh... Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work!
Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS?

Failure of the American president to recognize the need to promote condoms has not only undermined over two decades of HIV prevention... Read more »