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What Are The Consequences Of Hiv Infection

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Late Diagnosis of HIV Infection in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy: Consequences for AIDS Incidence

This study assesses the repercussions of late diagnosis of HIV infection on AIDS incidence in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy, comparing the trend of late testing versus remaining AIDS cases in Spain. The authors also analyze the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Report on New HIV Infections in U.S. Did Not Include Data From Puerto Rico; Omission Has Widespread Consequences, Advocates Say

A CDC report released last month about new annual HIV infections in the U.S. did not include data from Puerto Rico, an omission that Hispanic HIV/AIDS advocates say could have widespread consequences nationwide, the Orlando Sentinel reports. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing Can Have Severe Consequences, Especially for Women: Robinson

While several high-profile speakers at the 16th International AIDS Conference have called for routine opt-out HIV testing in hard-hit countries, this could produce unintended negative consequences especially for women, said Mary Robinson, former... Read more »
Ask the Experts


Hey....I am thirty years old..have never done an hiv test.....found someone who is just remarkable....who insist that we have one done before we become intimate......he did his today it was negative.....but I'm scared to death in doing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,While I'll certainly admit getting HIV tested can be anxiety provoking, it's important to note that when it comes to HIV, what you don't know can kill you. See below, and yes, by all means, take the test before your Mr.... Read more »

Just donated (as my consequence for my actions), please help with my question

To begin, I'm a 38 year old male. I am somewhat of a worry wart to say the least. I was in New Jersey about three weeks ago and had an episode with a friend I hadn't seen in years. We had just gone out for a bite and one thing led to...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiAll that you have researched is correct. Protected vaginal sex does reduce the risk of HIV transmission significantly. It is very difficult for women to transmit the virus to men and add a condom and the reduction is even more so.Yes oral sex does... Read more »

Stupid Mistakes, Preventable Consequences

Dr. BobFirst off, I have been following you for years and have donated in 06,07, and 08. About time to do it again. You are awesome and I know a couple of friends who have literally stepped back from the edge of a bridge after reading your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for your kind comments and your donations to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ( Both are warmly appreciated.Unprotected sex does place you at risk for STDs, including HIV. Consequently STD screening and... Read more »

Consequences of not starting meds?

Hi posative for 16 years recent CD4 250 (14%)no VL undertaken for over 6 months!! Hospital say not enough blood taken. They have now taken blood for VL test but not back yet. Meanwhile Doc recommneds I start treatment and has given me some...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
If you are not ready to start now, then you should not start now (but begin preparing yourself). The risk of a short-term complication from HIV infection is low at 250 CD4 cells. If the count drops below 200, then the studies show a lower risk of... Read more »
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Lying about HIV status consequences?

Posted by John_Ortiz, 1 Reply
11 months ago I was cruising online and found this semi-attractive guy who claimed he was a bottom. I ended up meeting with this guy and asked him if he had any condoms with him, but he said no and I asked him if he was DDF and HIV- and he said yes... Read more »

Extremely mortified of the consequences

Posted by JustBreathOk, 2 Replies
Hello. First of all thanks for reading.

I am 19 years old living in the United States. On December 10th, 2013, I stupidly cheated on my girlfriend with a 20 some year old guy from Craigslist. I gave and recieved unprotected oral for about an hour. He... Read more »

The consequences of stress and not knowing...

Posted by giaobsession, 2 Replies
Hi everyone, hope all is well. I just wanted to let everyone know after years of putting myself at risk and worrying about the possibilty of being positive, I finally tested last week. It was negative. I found out on the same day that I was calling... Read more »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »