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Unusual Ways Of Getting Hiv

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Unusual way of HIV transmission?

Dear Richard,I am Von from the Philippines. I have an HIV positive friend and on ARV for now and I share bed with him. We do not have any sexual relationships at all. One time, I did masturbate and wipe my penis with a paper towel but I just...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi Von,Thanks for writing in. HIV is not transmitted that way. The situation you described would be considered casual contact. HIV is not transmitted through casual contact.<a... Read more »

Is unusual bleeding a symptom of HIV?

This is a odd question. But would having HIV effect the way you bleed? I mean if you were having... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

5 Ways Adults Can Help Young People Avoid Getting HIV/AIDS

No one can turn back the hands of time, but with the benefit of hindsight, we often wish that we had made different choices or had had information to help us make a better decision. Cory and Jah were diagnosed with HIV at about age 16. Now 25, they... Read more »

Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of a study she presented at CROI 2009. After... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

As Global AIDS Conference Gets Under Way, Jamaican Activists Seek More Robust Focus

The non-governmental group Eve for Life has launched a new campaign, "Eve Teens Stories," to raise awareness about Jamaican women and girls living with HIV/AIDS. At the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, EFL is premiering a 20-minute... Read more »

Switching Pharmacies Is an Option if Your Pharmacy Gets in the Way of Your Adherence

Joel Gallant, M.D., M.P.H. Though many people don't have many options when it comes to choosing a pharmacy (for example, they may have to use the specialty pharmacy that is dictated by their insurance), having a pharmacy that "has its stuff... Read more »
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Unusual case. Ongoing Low CD4 - HIV possible?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 4 Replies
I wrote awhile back outlining a one-time risky exposure in March 2006(unprotected vaginal sex) with a female of unknown status. I contacted her and she told me she did not have HIV, but I doubted her veracity (I had two consectutive rounds of... Read more »

unusual symptoms

Posted by Meagan, 4 Replies
i have a relative who is h.i.v positive ive been dealing with that and i am coping well however i am beginning to be concerned about my own health recently i have been having a minor ear ache and a swollen toungue and now i have white bumps in the... Read more »

Another unusual case

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
The more I look the more I find people testing positive after their 3 months negative result, and even positive after their 6 months negative. Very Scary.

Here is the post from

"hi i am a ex girlfriend of someone that has just tested pos... Read more »

I want to believe hiv cant be caught this way. but

Posted by nicejack, 3 Replies
Hi I have a question. I read that shaking hands is NOT a method of getting hiv. Well I shoke hands with a person who has hiv and am fearful that I may have been infected. Heres why, I had a chunk of skin missing from the side of my finger and after... Read more »