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Ways That Hiv Infection Can Be Passed From Person To Person

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How is HIV passed from one person to another?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

HIV transmission can occur when blood, semen (cum), pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum), vaginal fluid, or breast milk from an infected person enters the body of an uninfected person.
HIV can enter the body through a vein (e.g., injection drug use), the... Read more »

Kissing a HIV- person

Posted by gordon, 9 Replies
Unless I am mistaken if you kiss a person mouth to mouth and one of you is have HIV+ and the HIV+ person has a small cut in the gums or in the mouth area. The suliva with a small potion of blood will be trasmitted, hence making the other person... Read more »

injection of hiv from hiv positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was at a party injecting drugs. I shared the needle with 2 other people. Later i found out that the guy i shared the needle with was hiv positive. I know i have to get tested. Is it 100% chance that i am infected since his hiv blood went... Read more »

A Personal Story: Please Read if you are Afraid

Posted by RBK, 5 Replies
This is my first post to this forum, though I have read many of the posts over the last few months. About an hour ago, I received the results of my HIV test. I am NEGATIVE. I feel so incredibly relieved right now. My body literally feels better than... Read more »

Visiting HIV infected person

Posted by tnk, 1 Reply
Hello Sir, I am from India..Please help me....

My father-in-law is HIV +ve. We came to know about this about 3 months back..
We are supposed to visit him for 2 days this weekend..

What I want to know is what precautions should I take while our visit..... Read more »
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Dr.Aberg, it is unlawful to knownly pass HIV to another person in UK

Dr. Aberg: The British Courts just passed in to law the wilful of HIV to others without their consent or knowledge. By the way, I tested HIV negative at 29 weeks. Is that enough testing, dispite my having sore ( not swollen) nodes?Thanks,Patrick...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Patrick,Thanks so much for the follow up. Yes, you have had enough testing. I don't know why you still have tender lymph nodes. I am assuming your doctor looked for other reasons such as dental abscesses, sinus infections, upper respiratory... Read more »

Question #1: Can HIV be passed by kissing someone who has given oral sex to a third person?Question #2: Kissing and licking a small cut or scrape?Question #3: Protected Sex with a woman

Question #1: In a threesome with a couple, I kissed a guy who had just finished giving oral sex to his boyfriend for a couple of minutes. Although, the third guy was no where near cumming, he may have had some pre-cum. I have no idea. I also have no...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
In all of these instances, although technically there could have been a chance for HIV transmission to occur, realistically, the chances of infection (under the circumstances mentioned) were very small. In none of these cases was there KNOWN direct... Read more »

Risk of HIV transmission from a HIV+ person`s bleeding wound

First of all, thanks for what you`re doing. I`m sure anyone who needs to know anything about HIV, from infected individuals to hypochondriacs alike, are very thankful to you guys.My question is whether or not I should worry after helping a bleeding...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello thereOK so yes you are worrying too much! From what you have described HIV transmission carried a very small risk. Even with cuts on your hands, they would have had to happen at the same time of helping him out. Your body minutes after... Read more »

Is it safe to have unprotected sex with the same person who I infected

Me and my wife are 61 years of age being infected in 2004. Can I have unprotected sex with only my wife and still increase the risk of HIV. My CD count is 1450 Vload 268 my wife CD 395 Vload <68 We are both using Truvada & Efavirenz. Our...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Unprotected sex between two HIV-positive partners is not recommended due to the possibility of acquiring another strain of the virus (superinfection). See below.Dr. BobUsing latex condoms (SUPERINFECTION, 2009) (FINDINGS SUGGEST HIV CAN BE... Read more »
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