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Pregnancy and HIV

...of an HIV-infected man so that it can be used to fertilize a woman and produce a healthy baby. These procedures are effective. However, they are very expensive and not easily available. Use antiretroviral medications: The risk of transmitting HIV is extremely low if ARVs are used in pregnancy and labor, and the mother does not breastfeed. Transmission rates are only 1% to 2% if the mother takes combination ARV therapy (ART). The rate is...
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Known Positive, Though Undetectable Partner, Oral Sex Slip-up: Risky Encounter? (ORAL SEX AND HIV/STD RISK, 2010)

A few weeks ago I hooked up with a guy I met online; he did not reveal his status on his profile. He told me later that, because of this, he assumed that I assumed he was positive - which in fact he was. I foolishly did not notice or ask. However, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...archives. We have a whole chapter dedicated to oral sex (or high-protein snacks, if you wish). Briefly, there are different levels of risk, depending on the STD and the type of oral sex. For instance, STDs that cause sores and blisters (like... Read more »

Risk for UAI Top (RISK OF HIV AS A TOP, 2010) (ANAL MUCOUS, ANAL FLUIDS, RECTAL SECRETIONS, 2010)

So I have a quick question: basically I ended up having sex with a man in his apartment. We went to his place and began to fool around. After mutual oral sex (without ejaculation), I placed my penis into his anus for about 6 seconds (both of which...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...risk. I don't even like the idea of letting him perform oral on me.Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,The CDC statistical estimate of risk provides information about relative risk rather than actual risk applicable to a specific encounter. Unprotected... Read more »

DOES size matter??? CDC FACT SHEET -- EFFECT OF ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY ON THE RISK OF SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HIV AND SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

I'm a gay male form Vermont, 54, have been pos 22 years and finally, after all of the myriad meds, highs and lows and being brought back from the abyss in the mid 90's, have tested undetectable during the past year. It feels good. And beyond...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels significantly decreases the risk of HIV transmission. However, and this is a very big however, it does not completely eliminate the risk. So if... Read more »

HIV + model not on treatment

Hi Bob, l recently tested positive to HIV and live in west australia,l got the infection in jan 08 and tested positive in may, l have had 3 tests first test cd4 440 and percentage ! and second test viral load 14,000 and CD4 380 and percentage % and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Grant,Prior to beginning any HIV regimen, I would recommend you obtain a genotype resistance test to ascertain if your viral strain is already resistant to one Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...true for infections related to the lungs. This is a risk for smoking marijuana as well as tobacco. Having HIV increases the risk of chronic lung disease. Smoking can interfere with processing of medications by the liver. It can also worsen liver... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... Read more »
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this may be a risk. please answer

Posted by worried17, 2 Replies
...scrape until about 3 hours later. there was also a dot of dry blood about the size of this o on the wound. what would be the risk of hiv if it wasnt my blood but hiv + blood? do i ne ed to get tested? Read more »

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 »

Looking 4 help on having a baby with hiv+ hubby

Posted by Charlie, 5 Replies
...at non detectable we can have unprotected sex at the right time of the month for me to get pregnant. I know that there is a risk with this but it is all we can do in the UK. We did this in oct 2004 and i got pregnant the first month but i had a... 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 »