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What Are The Environmental Causes Of Hiv Infection

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The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...preventionprograms, research, and clinical trials. Older individuals are not routinely tested for HIV. This means that olderwomen are often misdiagnosed and/or not diagnosed with the virus until theyhave reached a late stage of HIV disease. Calling Attention to Transmission and Prevention It is important to prevent new HIV infections in older people by educatingthem about the need for routine HIV testing and early diagnosis; how...
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Risk of HIV infection from breeding while being a top.

Hi. I know this is rather blunt, but I can't seem to get a straight answer from the medical pro's I've asked. My situation is kind of odd. I am a 47 y.o. gay man who has been in long term relationships since my mid 20's. I have been single for about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello AJK,Top or bottom, unprotected anal sex is risky behavior; very risky. The CDC's estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV from unprotected insertive anal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV infected is 6.5 per 10,000 exposures. This is a... Read more »

Am I at risk for HIV infection?

My sister is evil, that said, she put my ex's urine or vaginal fluid on my cat. I unsuspectedly closed lipped kissed the cat seconds or minutes later. This happened on the 22. I feel sick, but I was a feeling a little ill before this happened, am I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Are you at risk for HIV infection? No. However, you are indeed at risk for being the most gullible person in the galaxy. By the way, does your evil sister resemble Read more »

Could Sweat cause HIV infection?

Recently, I happened to take care of my friend in the hospital. I stayed with him all nights, cleaned him and did all essential helps to him. Later, after diagnosis I came to know that my friend is hiv +ve and he is in end stage (CD4 39 very low)....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, you cannot get HIV infection through caring for your friend and coming into contact with his sweat. Read more »

Risk of HIV infection from blood test

I went for a blood test at a pathology lab upon recommendation by a doctor. My concern is that I am not sure if the person taking my blood used the right procedures and hence put me at risk for HIV infection. I am however absolutely sure that she...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No, the HIV virus cannot be picked up by the needle from the plastic surface and introduced into your blood. Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using Respondent-Driven Sampling in a Hidden Population at Risk of HIV Infection: Who Do HIV-Positive Recruiters Recruit?

Respondent-driven sampling (RDS), a network-based method used to recruit hidden populations, is prone to bias. "However, these biases could facilitate recruitment of high-risk networks," according to the authors, who examined recruitment patterns... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Daily Dose of HIV Drug Reduces Risk of HIV Infection

...infections. In the final analysis, 100 cases of HIV infection occurred among participants in the iPrEx study. Of those, 36 HIV infections occurred among the 1,251 participants who received the antiretroviral therapy compared with 64 HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Microbicide Does Not Reduce Women's Risk of HIV Infection, Study Shows

...Mail & Guardian reports. "Women were also invited to remain in contact with sites for long-term care and monitoring of their HIV infections, and referrals were made to local health service providers for ongoing care. The researchers believe... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Multiple Sex Partners and Perceived Risk of HIV Infection in Zambia: Attitudinal Determinants and Gender Differences

...subsequent cautionary behavior, evidence of the reciprocity of the relationship between recent risky sexual behavior and perceived risks of HIV infection remains scarce." Their research "tests the hypothesis that having multiple sex partners... Read more »
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Risks of HIV Infection

Posted by chrisenquist, 2 Replies
...I had protected sex with a sex worker at Thailand. I used condoms but I have few doubts on the condom usage with regards to Risks of HIV Infection 1st: What are the risks of infection if the condom slips off during withdrawl 2nd: I still remember... Read more »

Is this a HUGE risk for HIV infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Receptive anal intercourse that consisted of a couple of entries in and out and without ejacuation? Read more »

Risk of HIV infection from nail salon?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I've frequented the same nail salon from summer of 2002 until winter of 2005. It's somewhat clean, with the pedicure tubs being washed after each use, but they don't regularly sterilize the clippers or electrical buffer/filer cylinders after... Read more »

Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
Hello, I recently had sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers. The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected... Read more »