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Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

What Is the Risk? How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the bloodstream of another and is one of the most efficient ways to spread blood-borne...
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Ways to Safely Reduce Male Sex Drive?

Dr. Bob,Hi there. I'm a thirty-six-year-old male with the sex drive and libido of a twenty-year-old. I've always had an incredibly high sex drive and libido: I matured sexually at a young age and have always had a rather dominant,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Dear Sir,This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his... Read more »

Reducing Risks of Contraction when with a h.i.v.+ female

I understand that my being a h.i.v. negative male with an h.i.v. postitive female is much better of not being infected than the other way around. I also understand that if you expose yourself to less fluids and blood and the like you have a less...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Poor nutrition, excessive stress, chronic or recurrent infections, certain medications, I.V. drug abuse, and general poor health can all depress our immune system.Supplements, tea, alternative therapies, and the like do not "boost"... Read more »

Reducing your risk besides using condoms

i am a girl and its my first time having sex,besides a condom how much more careful can i be from getting pregnant or getting an STD.what do i tell my partner ?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Besides using condoms, there are a number of different ways to reduce your risk for STDs (including HIV) and unwanted pregnancies. These include:1) Postponing sex. Have sex when you are ready to have sex, and... Read more »

pep after 43 hours can reduce my risk ?

hi , im from turkey and near two days was i had a anal sex with a escort woman and during relation my condom is displaced . today i gone to social security hospital and they started the pep with kaletra and truvada , i started to take them after 43...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
PEP works to prevent HIV and the sooner it is started, the better. 43 hours is better than 72 hours.It is hard to assess your risk but this encounter sounds somewhat risky given the anal sex. I would not worry about the licking.Complete the PEP... Read more »
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The way we address HIV is cause for concern

Posted by bradford
The way we address HIV is cause for concern.

The truth is that there are millions of people living to whom HIV has not caused illness and death. This information brings joy and hope to the heart of any person who has ever dreaded the onset of AIDS.

Ini... Read more »

Need info on sons risk with HIV+ wife.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My son, and only child visited recently..just turned 21, married for 3 months..to a girl know for 3 months before. He is heterosexual, non IUD no STD's. I have just been told she is HIV + and has been for 4 years. cd 4 count of 214..unsure of viral... Read more »

Has anyone gotten HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply


Has anyone ever gotten HIV from a doctor visit? I realize the case in florida with the dentist is one such instance, but any others? I know I sound crazy but I am worried that my doctor intentionally infected me with a shot. I had ALL the... Read more »

Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »