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Veterans Affairs And Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Veterans Affairs Increases HIV Screening

Streamlined testing procedures have helped more than double the number of vets getting screened for HIV in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) system, according to a report presented at the recent American Conference on Treatment for HIV in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Veterans Affairs: 5th HIV Case Linked to Unsterile Equipment

On Friday, the US Department of Veterans Affairs announced that seven more hepatitis infections and a fifth HIV infection were discovered among patients exposed to unsterile endoscopic equipment at three VA hospitals. Of nearly 11,000 veterans who... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Veterans Affairs Offers Quick HIV Tests for Vets

The Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is hoping to encourage more veterans to get tested for HIV by offering 20-minute HIV tests at its downtown ambulatory care center. "HIV testing is the gateway to life-saving therapy," Dr.... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV + and having an affair

I have been HIV+ for 10 years. My husband for the last 5 years is negative. I find myself falling for another guy i met a few months ago. I told him of my marital and HIV + status to scare him off, but he has taken everything in good stride. He is...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
My advice is to stop and think about the consequences of what you are considering. An affair can destroy the trust of your husband and destroy your marriage. Once you go down this road, the damage is done and may not be undone.As for your friend,... Read more »

Love affair with Bob!! Why not? ;)

Hi Dr Bob,I chanced upon this forum few weeks ago while researching my 'problem-of-the-week' which happened to be on HIV and since then, I am a 'faithful' fan of this forum. You (and Dr Kull as well) have done a really good job...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Downunder, Thanks for the thanks. Im planning on visiting you guys in January or February, so if you really loved me 1.Do away with all the funnel web spiders before I arrive.2.Arrange for a flock of kookaburras to be cackling away when I... Read more »

Affair-risk factors

I've been having an affair with a married women for about one month. I am aslo married. I've had 10 unprotected sexual(vaginal)encounters with this women and unprotected oral sex. What are the risk factors of contracting HIV? She is not an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are shagging Mrs. Jones unprotected and you ask "what are the risk factors of contracting HIV???" Hmmm . . . seems to me you just answered your own question. The HIV risk is unprotected shagging!Your brother is an HIV counselor... Read more »

Should I tell my partner I had an affair?

I HAD A ONE NIGHT STAND WITH A PERSON I NEW, WELL EDUCATED BUT SINGLE.MY CONDOM FELL OFF DURING SEX, BUT I DONT KNOW WHEN.SHE HAS HAD OTHER SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS BUT CLAIMS SHE KNOWS THEM AND NO PROBLEMS HAVE OCCURED.IVE HAD NO SIGNS OF FLU OR OTHER...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. First of all, in terms of your risks, if you had sex with another person (either unprotected sex, or having a condom break or fall off), you would then be at risk for HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).... Read more »
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COMMUNITY AFFAIRS MANAGER/LOBBYIST

Posted by Anonymous

COMMUNITY AFFAIRS MANAGER/LOBBYIST - Minnesota AIDS Project
Minnesota AIDS Project seeks a full-time community affairs manager/lobbyist to be part of a mission-driven staff dedicated to stopping the HIV epidemic and enhancing the well being of those... Read more »

Had Gay Affair

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am a straight guy with a girlfriend and I have an affair with a gay guy who seems to be quite promiscuous. I received anal sex many times without a condom but without ejaculation. Am I at risk for HIV infection? Read more »

Question to all the veterans in this forum

Posted by Nelson44, 3 Replies
Hi,
It is me again...

From your experience being in this forum and otherwise how
many people have infected with the HIV virus from one single
exposure due to a condom failure? and if how long the ARS
symptoms supposed to last? Read more »

veterans vs. newbies...let the fists fly.....

Posted by Lovinlife, 2 Replies
I have been reading a lot of posts back and forth where the veterans bash the newbies and then somebody tries to throw in a neutral post to the effect that the veterans really have all the info.
But--here's a thought--HIV has changed quite a bit... Read more »