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Ways For Hiv To Be Contracted

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Ask the Experts

Which one of us contracted H.I.V. first?

In Feb. I tested H.I.V. negative. In May or around, my husband and I both had an unprotected extramarital affair while still having sex unprotected. He "claims" that he and the woman both tested negative before the affar. He found out he was...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...CD4 counts are not a reliable/accurate means to determine timing of HIV infection since the course of CD4 changes (and baseline pre-infection level) after infection is highly variable. The CD4 count Read more »

Feeling like im always contracting hiv from bizzare conditons

Dr Bob, I want to start of by saying I am 23, I never engaged in any sexual act and never did any... Read more »

Do we contract disease the following way?

I got a forwarded email which said that a woman got AIDS because he ate some food which was cooked... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

People With HSV-2 Are Probably Two to Three Times More Lkely to Contract HIV

...are warning that genital herpes (HSV-2) -- which is believed to infect an estimated one in eight Australians -- can facilitate HIV infection. Dr. Darren Russell, director of Cairns Sexual Health, said people with HSV-2 are probably two to three... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Married Kenyan Youth Excluded From HIV/AIDS Programs, at Higher Risk of Contracting Virus

... Married youths are not taken into consideration in HIV/AIDS awareness programs aimed at young people in Kenya and are at an increased risk of contracting the virus, South Africa's Independent Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Vision Report Finds Young Brides at Risk of Contracting HIV/AIDS

...marry before age 18 -- whose numbers are expected to double to 100 million in the next 10 years -- are at an increased risk of HIV/AIDS, Reuters reports. According to the report, young brides are forced to have sex before their bodies are... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CMS Officials Investigate Case Involving Four Transplant Recipients Who Contracted HIV, Hepatitis C From High-Risk Organ Donor

...president for operations at Gift of Hope, said the agency "followed the right procedures" in testing the donor ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 11/14). The hospitals could face penalties or be expelled from Medicare participation if CMS finds... Read more »
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Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
...penis. I immediately washed my penis with warm water and dry it up. I am concern because online it talks about how you can get HIV if any contaminated fluids goes as far as touching the glans. Please confirm if this is true or not. I have no... Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...things even worse by possibly getting this girl pregnant). I saw my doctor, and she said it's less likely for a guy to contract HIV from a girl -- in other words, not nearly as likely as it is for a girl to contract HIV from a guy via vaginal... Read more »

My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 1 Reply
...Hi there, I have a had a fear of AIDS for the past 6 years. So bad that I could not study for my final exams. this fear is not due to unprotected casual sex or needles, Read more »

Risks and Fears

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'm discovering that the fear of HIV can do some weird and insightful things to one's mind. I look at posts from people who think they are infected from masterbating Read more »