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hpv,herpes, - different strains

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Alright, this plagues me. Most realize that hpv has many strains, and so does herpes. My questions is if you already have either can you still catch different strains or are you immune to them? We know hiv has different strains that you can catch. 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 »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »

Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
I have a friend who is hiv positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist... Read more »
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Catch STD by Viginal discharge

Dear Doctor,I always have viginal discharge. When i go to the toilet and urinate, sometimes my discharge will stick onto the toilet seat ( But the discharge is still attached to my viginal, it did not completely drop and stick on the toilet seat,...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello-I'm actually having a hard time envisioning this scenario but assuming you pee the old fashioned way (sitting down, toilet lid up), I see no possible way that your vaginal discharge could get infected from any other person with any STD. I... Read more »

Chances of catching another HIV strain?

Hello from Toronto,I went to NYC for Thanskgiving last week and had sex again with the same guy who infected me.. He has been having lot of unsafe sex lately.. I was Top and while having sex, I sensed something wrong and later I saw a LOT of Blood...
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
We don't really have a handle on rates of being infected with an additional strain. We know that it can happen and drug resistant virus can be transmitted this way as well. Part of the difference of the infection is manifesting itself... Read more »

I HOPE I'M CATCHING YOU ON THE RIGHT DAY!

Hi Dr.Bob!!I recently posted a question but I guess I was not lucky enough to get a response so I'm trying again and besides I have more information. Anyhow the reason I'm writing is because of something that happened to my baby not me. We...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, I'm delighted you are already seeing a counselor. It's definitely the right course of action for dealing with your problems of HIV-phobia and irrational fears. Neither of the situations you describe place your daughter at any risk... Read more »

Risk of catching HIV with a condom? (CONDOM EFFICACY)

Hi,I've read the forum, but still can't entirely find an answer for my question. The situation was receiving anal sex, with a condom, and neither person ejaculated. Don't know the other person's HIV status. How much risk for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Assuming the latex or polyurethane condom was used properly and did not fail (break), your HIV risk would be essentially nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact latex or polyurethane. No way. No how. However, it's important to note that... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brazil: Latin American Breast Milk Banks Catch on Worldwide

Brazil has a national network of 192 breast milk banks that can treat milk from HIV-positive mothers, allowing them to safely breastfeed their infants without the risk of infection. The country is now sharing its technology with banks across Latin... Read more »
AIDS United

The Fight to Catch Up and Start Moving Towards an AIDS-Free Generation

I've never known a time without HIV and AIDS. It affected my family early as my uncle was diagnosed positive before I was born. Even my high school in conservative Bakersfield, California had the AIDS Quilt visit our campus. I entered this world of... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Catching Up With Pathogenesis and Cure Research From CROI 2014

In addition to studies covered in prior posts (a possible second pediatric cure case , Sangamo's gene therapy and limitations of latency-reversing agents ), CROI 2014 featured a smorgasbord of presentations related to pathogenesis and cure... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Clinic in Lesotho Closes: Bracelet of Hope Campaign Looks to Support AIDS Patients in Different Ways

A Lesotho HIV/AIDS clinic financially supported by many people in Guelph has been closed by the country's Ministry of Health. A Canadian group, OHAfrica, began operating the Tsepong clinic in 2004 and gave control to the Lesotho government in 2010. ... Read more »