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What Are The Four Most Likely Ways To Get Hiv

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HIV i-Base

AIDS 2012: Four Ways to Find a Cure

Click image to enlarge. While ARVs extend life expectancy by 30 years or more, why is this not the same as for HIV negative people, and will there be a cure? The recent increased focus on these questions, especially in relation to a cure,... Read more »
TheBody.com

Spreading Knowledge: Four Women Report Back From HIV Conferences

There are so many HIV-related conferences, meetings and summits all year -- and the cost of registration and travel can be so steep -- that it's impossible for anyone to attend them all. If you haven't had many opportunities to attend HIV-related... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CMS Officials Investigate Case Involving Four Transplant Recipients Who Contracted HIV, Hepatitis C From High-Risk Organ Donor

Health officials from CMS , which oversees organ procurement programs and hospitals in the U.S., are investigating the three hospitals involved in the case of four transplant recipients in the Chicago area who in January contracted HIV and hepatitis... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HOW LIKELY TO GET INFECTED THIS WAY?

Hi Doctor:About 4 years ago a stripper put a cherry in her vagina and then very stupidly I ate it ( I was pretty drunk at the time).What is the likelyhood of getting infected this way? I recently tested negative, that was the only high risk exposure...
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
If that was your only exposure and it was 4 years ago and a recent test was negative, you are not infected and don't need further testing.MH... Read more »

returning to work/can't get insuredI have been living with HIV for 10 years. Over the past four years I have seen my general health improve to the point where I want to return to work. Further, my good health and progressively better lab results have put

I have been living with HIV for 10 years. Over the past four years I have seen my health improve to the point where I want to return to work.I have an excellent job offer in Atlanta Georgia that offers a good salary, a way back into the workforce,...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Does your income put you above the Georgia ceiling for ADAP? If so, I regret that I don't have new ideas for you, except the suggestion that you contact the best benefits manager I know to ask about options. He is Jacques Chambers, and you can... Read more »

Red Pimple-like Rashes on Body

My friend who was recently diagnosed HIV+ was also found to have syphilis. His CD4 and viral load status are healthy so he is not on any medication now. However, he went on a penicillin treatment to cure his syphilis. After the penicillin treatment...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The interaction between HIV and syphilis is complex. (See below.)What you are describing may be a Jarish-Herxheimer reaction. This can occur when secondary syphilis is treated with penicillin and appears to be more common in HIV-positives than... Read more »

New Infection Low Viral Load Over Four Months

My question is this--back in July of this year my hiv test came back indeterminate. In the same month I had a Western Blot test, a viral load count and cd4 count test, aswell. My Western Blot came back with only two bands present, indeterminate,...
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
Given the positive western blot and low viral load in the face of presumed acute infection, the viral load results could be the result of a strain not readily picked up by the viral load test. You may want to have your doctor order a viral load test... Read more »
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Four weeks left to go

Posted by Sprite1, 3 Replies
No screaming anguish this time, I promise. Sorry.

It's now four weeks to go for the 'make or break' test. Weighing up all the odds statistically, I'll be fine... looking at my symptoms, and, heart-breakingly, those of my partner, I'm not remotely... Read more »

Are HIV- women or men more likely to be accepting of you being HIV+

Posted by PozInOrlando, 1 Reply
I am recently HIV+ and it seems based on what I read about and have heard that men who are HIV- tend to be more accepting of a woman who's HIV+ than the other way around when it comes to serodiscordant relationships

Do yo think when it comes to... Read more »

How likely is thrush in HIV- folks

Posted by Anonymous
Hi,
I have noticed a whitish coat over my entire tongue for the past week. I've been reading up on thrush and its typically described as milkish/curdish white patches. I don't have these typical patches any other patches in the mouth, just an even... Read more »

Unprotected hetero sex. Likely STD, HIV? HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a male and about two months ago I did a stupid thing and cheated on my girlfriend with a new friend. I had began to have unprotected sex and I freaked out and said that I had to stop because I realized how stupid what I was doing was. I did... Read more »