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What Are The Risk Factors For HIV Transmission And How Is It Prevented?

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The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

... Table of Contents Older Women: An Overlooked Group Calling Attention to Transmission and Prevention Getting Tested for HIV HIV began mostly as a disease of young men, but today the epidemic impactspeople of all ages, including older people (age 50 and over). While most newHIV infections are still in younger people, people 50 and older are also
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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
...thrust! That your exposure was brief decreases your risk somewhat. HIV testing is definitely warranted. See below.Dr. BobRe: risk of HIV as a TOP May 15, 2010I've always been an exclusive top, a medical professional who couldn't believe you could... Read more »

Re: HIV transmission Risk, WILL DONATE (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

Hi Doc,I just thought of another question after typing my original ones (below). #4. Would the fact that I get Cold Sores occasionally make it more likely for me to transmit HIV in the below circumstances? Specifically the one with the milk? I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Very Nervous,1. HIV via canine crotch nuzzling??? Nope! (Nice to know at least Toto got to second base with your gal-pal.)2. HIV via a small piece Read more »

HIV Risk From Oral Sex and Can RX's Increase Risk? (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX 2009)

What is the true risk from oral sex? After looking at many other forums....some sources say there is low risk, some say no risk, some say that while HIV could transmit in theory, there has never been a recorded case of infection from only receiving...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...FrascinoHi,The HIV risk associated with oral sex is definitely a QTND (question that never dies). What we can say is that overall risk of HIV acquisition/transmission via oral sex is very low. An insertive partner has less risk than a receptive... Read more »

Concerned about risk/living with roommate with significant hiv risk

Dear Dr. Bob, first i just want to say the work you do on here is amazing. you really do make a difference dr. bob!! I am a college student and one of my roommates is in a couple of risk categories fro hiv (african american, gay and occasionally...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...out that being African American and being gay are not lifestyle choices! Neither race or sexual orientation is a choice!Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. There is no indication that your roomie is "positively charged." Even if... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk Factors Driving the Emergence of a Generalized Heterosexual HIV Epidemic in Washington, District of Columbia, Networks at Risk

... Noting that Washington, D.C., has the "highest HIV/AIDS rate in the United States, with heterosexual transmission a leading mode of acquisition and African-American women disproportionately Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Girls, Women Trafficked in Asia for Commercial Sex Work Emerging as HIV/AIDS Risk Factor, Report Says

...Daily , 8/23). Samlee Plianbanchang, WHO's Southeast Asia regional director, said, "In the Asia-Pacific region, we are at high risk of a massive spread of HIV," adding, "This is not only due to the large size of the population and the high... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Column Discusses HIV/AIDS Risks for Black Women

...adventures of four black women" instead of white women, "one of the lead characters could credibly have tested positive for" HIV, Johnathon Briggs, director of communications at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago , writes in a Chicago Tribune ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Beliefs About Transmission Risk and Vulnerability, Treatment Adherence and Sexual Risk Behavior Among a Sample of HIV-Positive MSM

... Optimistic beliefs about HIV transmission risk and STD vulnerability that are generated by advances in HIV treatment can influence motivation to practice Read more »
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Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello. I just felt compelled to share an experience regarding potential HIV expousure through a tiny skin abrasion on the penis. In a trip abroad last year, I topped for a man of unknown status. I wore Read more »

Potential HIV risks please help

Posted by 613, 3 Replies
...OK, Just for clarification, I have considered taking an HIV test when I get my yearly physical here are my risks 1. Received oral sex from a woman in 2006 (unprotected) 2. fingered the Read more »

Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

Posted by spiderman
...http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health_medical/article1217831.ece Male circumcision 'lowers risk of HIV infection by 60%' By Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor Published: 09 August 2006 It used to be called the unkindest cut. But 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 »