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Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...Fact Sheet 125 ) does NOT mean "no HIV infection." If there is no contact with blood or sexual fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas (mucous membrane) inside the...
Ask the Experts

what is safe sex

I recently found out that I am HIV+. I am looking to date. I know that I have to inform the person I want to be with. And if he is ok with it and isn't HIV, how do I protect myself from not infecting him? Can he get HIV by french kissing? I really...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...fluids, there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur.Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity.Unsafe ActivitiesUnsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest... Read more »

HIV positive BOYFRIEND (MAGNET COUPLES AND SAFER SEX)

Dear doctor,We are male gay couple.My b/f is HIV+ and I am HIV- /as for 2006/. We do protected anal both ways and unprotected fellatio /yes, I did swallow it once/. Should I get tested for HIV? What are your general sex recommendations for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...forgetting, wake-the-neighbors type of sex!) You might also consider talking with your partner's HIV specialist. There are a number of ways to reduce the risk of HIV transmission for serodiscordant couples, including:1.driving the HIV plasma... Read more »

How are you and your partner dealing with upcoming swine flu?

All people with HIV are recommended to get a swine vaccination and a regular flu vaccination. Since the swine flu vaccination will not be available till October, would you recommend that people with HIV get the regular flu shot now and then go...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...suspected case.These recommendations for treatment and chemoprophylaxis are the same ones used for others who are at higher risk of complications from influenza. As is recommended for other persons who are treated, antiviral treatment with... Read more »

Want to have baby

My wife is positive but I am negative. Is it possible to have chirldren and what way to safe me and new born?
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
...It is certainly possible to have a baby. Of course there is always the risk of transmission of HIV to an uninfected sex partner when protection is not used. There are a number of options for having a baby Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WHO to Examine Circumcision Recommendations in AIDS Fight

...international group of scientists will meet to study possible recommendations regarding male circumcision as a way to reduce the risk of HIV infection. The results of two large trials in Africa, published recently in The Lancet, indicate that... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...open discussions about your desires, your fears, and your limits. Agree on ways of sexual expression that fit with the level of risk you are comfortable with. Talking to a sexual or relationship counselor can help. Reducing the Risks ... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...mothers was also HIV positive. However, we now know a lot about how to prevent vertical transmission, and with proper care the risk of your child becoming infected with HIV can be less than 2 percent. Experts have written treatment guidelines... Read more »
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receiving oral sex and risk of Hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...or blood in her mouth nore on my penis after the incident but I was wondering even if some of those were present how much at risk would I be? how long should I wait to get tested. thank you guys for your help. Read more »

Questions about Risks for New Beau?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...accepted and loved. I have a few questions I was hoping you could answer as, naturally, this new fellow is concerned about HIS risks. Now, we can have sex with a condom and it's still considered a potential risk..but is there any way we can... Read more »

Has anyone gotten HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...that my doctor intentionally infected me with a shot. I had ALL the symptoms of ARS and getting a shot of cortisone is my only risk factor. I am concerned because I talked about my political views with the doctor and I don't think he agreed... Read more »

OCD or possible HIV risk?

Posted by 613, 4 Replies
...over my wash rag as a joke and I infected myself via when washing my rectum. Do you think this is OCD? So far what I know is HIV doesn't survive in the enviornment and unsafe sex or sharing a needle is the only way to get it. Read more »