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What Are The Steps For Hiv

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News & Views: Homophobia or Heterophobia?; Small New Step Toward HIV Eradication; Life on the Road With HIV; and More

HIV News & Views, June 6, 2013 - June 6, 2013 Top Stories at Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription HIV/AIDS BLOG CENTRAL Reggie Smith: Is It Homophobia or... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Take the Next Step in HIV Prevention; Minnesotans Should Lead the Way in Online Strategies

"In a letter to the editor published June 26, Curt Prins and John Schrom spotlighted Minnesota's alarming spike in new HIV infections in men under 30, then put a tough question to public health officials and Minnesota's AIDS advocacy organizations: ... Read more »
Lambda Legal

15 Presidential Steps for HIV Rights

What can a new administration in Washington, D.C., mean for people living with HIV in the United States? Specifically, what can -- and should -- a new administration do on the critical civil rights issues facing people living with HIV? Plenty,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

First Steps when diagnosed HIV-Positive?

I live in Thailand and my brother-in-law recently learned that he was HIV-Positive, he found out only when his wife became gradually more sick until, about 3 weeks ago, she was diagnosed with the virus--she has just been sent home from the hospital...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. I know that antiretroviral medication is available in Thailand through government sponsored programs that produce generic antiretrovirals. His doctor should be able to guide him into the system so that he can... Read more »

ls this the first step for a cure of HIV ???

Hi Dr Keith, l love your work and you give us hivs so much hope, can you please read this story and let us know what you think ??? it looks like the 40 year old man has been cured, should we be clebrating ???thank you so much for your time...Given...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That report is very interesting as a single case. The follow-up time is still short so more time and informmation is needed to comment with more confidence. It is too early to tell if there is wider applicability to the techniques used and whether... Read more »

HIV from stepping on glass?

I recently stepped on glass and got cut on my foot. I was concerned about contracting HIV because of it. What is my risk?...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:HIV does not live well outside of the body. Even if there was blood, semen, vaginal secretions or breast milk on the broken glass, it would not have been able to infect you. You were not at risk for HIV in this situation. In health,Richard... Read more »

HIV from stepping on blood in airplane?

Yesterday I was in an airplane and stepped on a few drops of blood in the bathroom with my shoe on. I don't know if it was dry or not. I had on mary janes, no socks, and had some pretty irritated mosquito bites on my ankles. Do I need to be...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-No, I don't see a way that the exposure you describe could have put you at risk for HIV. Any blood that was on the floor would have been exposed to the air and thus any HIV in it would not have survived. Bottom line: HIV is NOT easy... Read more »
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Stepped on a nail

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can yout get hiv from stepping on a nail?
I've had a tetanus shot recently.

Thanks! Read more »

Step 1: Finally got tested!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Well its been over three months since my last sexual encounter with a woman. I finally got the balls to go buy a home access hiv-1 test kit and sent out the sample blood this past friday( took a load off my chest just by getting it done). I don't... Read more »

I made the first stepped

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I finally called a local clinic to ask about HIV testing and to see when it is offered. Now, all I have to do is go in and take the damn test instead of worrying all the time about it. I posted earlier this week about a sexual relationship I had... Read more »

2 steps back (emotionally)

Posted by ai77, 4 Replies
Hi all. Just want to warn you that if you're feeling kind of down, you might not want to read on. I have to release some of my frustration and fear, don't really have anywhere else I feel comfortable doing it.

Today one of my nurses called and... Read more »