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Ways Of Getting AIDS

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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 »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Policies Concerning Fight Against HIV/AIDS Pandemic Could Change "in Significant Ways," Editorial Says

Although "[w]aging the fight" against HIV/AIDS has "brought on an angry debate between the White House and critics" in the U.S. and abroad, there are "signs" that U.S. policies concerning the HIV/AIDS pandemic might "be opening up in significant... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Alternative way of getting HIV?

I was wondering from time to time, getting HIV is only by sexual contact? Could you get HIV from from contact with the object that might contain germs that hasn't been touched by anyone else?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIV isn't only acquired by sexual contact, it's also acquired by contact of infected body fluids (sexual fluids, blood) with mucosal membranes or blood vessels.Casual contact does not transmit HIV. BY... Read more »

Percentages of getting hiv by all ways

Hi I would like to know what the percentages are. Of getting hiv in theses instancesSex without condomSex with condom Sharing of needlesTouching objects with blood on them with cuts Oral giving Oral receiving And any you could add would be great , I...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiAnytime you have unprotected sex you put yourself at risk for not just HIV but all of the sexually transmitted infections out there. Condoms are effective in the prevention of HIV transmission, as long as they are used correctly and do not break... Read more »

doctor touched my penis with a pen (literally) and told me i can get aids from kissing (donation on the way)

Hi doca doctor not as lovely as yourself was looking at my penis and then touched it with a pennow i am paranoid that it broke the skin because i have a skin problem down there (he didnt mean to touch it but he was pointing at it)he is a derm and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Do you really think a dermatologist even one as clumsy and clueless as the one you describe would pop a woman's "something or other" with his pen? Silly boy. Dermatologists have specialized thingamajigs to pop... Read more »

Paraniod about getting AIDS?

I haven't really talked to anyone about this so I really appreciate answering this for me, but. I am scared about getting HIV, I am NOT sexually active, I don't do drugs, or anything like that, but I am scared of casual contact (like...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You have an anxiety disorder and you should be evaluated by a psychiatrist in order to be properly diagnosed and receive a recommendation for appropriate treatment. Noe of the activities you mentioned carries a risk of HIV infection.... Read more »
Connect With Others

Brother has AIDS and has no way to pay for meds

Posted by Brother_has_AIDS, 2 Replies
My brother was just informed by the State of Ohio he is no konger eligible for Medicaid because he gets $900.00 a month SSI disability. With his rent, utilities, food, and limited other expense he has no money for medicines and Doctors treatments.... Read more »

whats my chance of getting AIDS by giving oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
About 3 weeks ago I gave oral sex to a sex worker in China. It lasted for about 1-2 minutes and I didn't feel any cuts in my mouth. What would be the possibility of me contracting AIDS this way assuming if she was HIV positive?

This is the most... 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 »

Is it normal to feel the way i do?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
hello everyone,
I just found out this past thursday that i'm HIV+. I took the news better than i thought i would. I did not cry and i did not feel sad. when i got home from the clinic i turned on the television and watch my favorites shows, i was... Read more »