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Ways That The Hiv Virus Is Transmitted

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Get the Facts
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...became infected with HIV as a result of contact with blood or other body secretions from an HIV-infected person in the household. For information on these cases refer to the May 20, 1994, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, " Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission in Household Settings -- United States ." Persons living with HIV and persons providing home care for those living with HIV should be fully educated and trained regarding...
Ask the Experts

can HIV be transmitted this way

Can you be at risk for having HIV if you were to consume urine from a public restroom urinal?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Urine that does not contain visible blood is not considered a risk for HIV transmission. By the way how does one consume urine from a public restroom urinal??? On second thought never mind. I don't really Read more »

HIV & HCV

My partner has hiv and hepatitis c. I am also hiv + and believe that I got it from him. Is it possible to get hiv from someone who also has hepatitis c without getting hepatitis also?From what I understand there are over 4 million cases of...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...risk of sexual transmission [of Hepatitis C] is approximately 5%, well below the risk of sexual transmission of Hepatitis B or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)." Therefore, when we are talking about sexual exposures, HIV is easier to catch... Read more »

can you transmit hiv in others ways

i have been diagonosed as a possible elite controller i have been postive for 8 yr with an undetectable viral load and cd-4 of 700 to 800's i know these questions im gonna ask may sound gross but my toddler put my tooth brush in his/her mouth and i...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Although the risk would be extremely low, it is difficult to state what the risk might be with any certainty. Read more »

Scared

Dear Dr. Conway,Please help as I am very scared about what has happened. Recently I visited a club and had a lap dance with a dancer that ejaculated outside my pants while I did the same inside my pants. She was wearing her G string and I wasn't...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...I have never heard of HIV ever having been transmitted in this way. It is a very fragile virus, much more difficult to be transmitted from women to men Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...You Protect Yourself and Others? What If I've Been Exposed? The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual... Read more »
The Body

A New Way to Fight HIV: CCR5 Inhibitors

... The past year has brought so many new drug approvals that even some HIV experts are scratching their heads as they try to figure out how all of these meds work and how they can best be used to treat Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...Tests Are Available? Where Can I Get Tested? Is There a Vaccine to Prevent HIV Infection? What Is HIV? HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. Your immune system is your body's defense system.... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...scientific proof have verified this. AIDS is not caused by party drugs, AZT, government conspiracies, or anything else but the HIV virus. The myth: "It's not AIDS that kills people; it's the medicines they take!" The reality: HIV... Read more »
Connect With Others

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...the presence of mind to discard it? I can't understand. Now I have to live with the thought that I may have exposed myself to HIV infection. I mean, the toilet paper which came into contact with the seat actually also came into contact with my... Read more »

2 myths sooooo many mixed messages

Posted by eeek, 3 Replies
...worried about this. The second myth is that I was plannign to get tested for this after 6 weeks (and was having so much anxiety waiting) now I have read that I may have to wait 3 months to get an accurate test. Is this true? Any answers are... 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 Read more »

is aids way worse than hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...everything i read or at least the best news relates to hiv it says nothing about AIDS. Read more »