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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

What Behaviors Are A High Risk For Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV in your daily life chemical changes in the brain a side effect of medications several physical disorders. About 5% to 10% of the general population gets depressed. However, rates of depression in people with HIV are as high as 60%. Women with HIV are twice as likely as men to be depressed. Being depressed is not a sign of weakness. It doesn't mean you're going crazy. You cannot "just get over it". Don't expect to be depressed...
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High risk behavior with a neg. Elisa and indeterminate Western Blot

I did have high rish behavior. I guess you could say "Russian Roulette" for the past 20 years! I am a top so I know my chances are less than a receiver with MSM. I have had a strange rash and no other symptoms except for tingling in my hands and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and HIV Prevention" expert forum. Please resubmit your question there... Read more »

HIV transmission through coffee?

hello, the other day I went to starbucks and got coffee that the guy seemed to take forever to make. I started watching what he is doing midway through waiting but seemed to miss the integral part of him pouring milk and acual coffee into my cup....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Dude,Everyone knows the baristas at Starbucks do not "cream" your coffee. You have to add your own "stuff" at the milk and sugar bar, silly boy.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV positive, elevated liver enzymes

I'm HIV positive since January 2008, currently not on treatment. Today during my routine blood work my liver enzyme values came back somewhat high, ALT 62, AST 47. My hbv and hcv serologies were negative as of September 2008. My doctor immediately...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Your ALT and AST are only mildly elevated. Liver function tests can be mildly elevated from various medications. I think your doctor is right on top of things to be asking Read more »

pets and hiv-infected individuals

since many of the fungal opportunistic infections are contracted by bird droopings,and dirt; which in healthy persons do not usually bother, do you consider having cockateels and working in the dirt ie....digging a pod, high risk behavior for those...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...these activities. For HIV+s with advanced disease (CD4 less than 100) and uncontrolled viral loads, the risk is proportionally higher, but unfortunately still can't be quantified in any precise way. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of HIV Testing and High-Risk HIV Behavior Among 18- to 22-Year-Old Students and Nonstudents: Results of the National Survey of Family Growth

... The current study characterizes HIV testing and high-risk behavior among 2,007 nationally representative adults ages 18-22. Conducted between March 2002 and February 2003, Cycle Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Childhood Sexual Abuse and Risk Behaviors Among Men at High Risk for HIV Infection

...the following study was to determine whether men with a history of unwanted sexual activity during childhood engaged in more high-risk sexual behaviors and reported more problems with alcohol and drug use than did men without such a history, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Prevalence, Risk Behaviors, and High-Risk Sexual and Injection Networks Among Young Women Injectors Who Have Sex With Women

...with women (WSW IDUs) comprise 20 percent to 30 percent of American women IDUs. Compared to other women IDUs, WSW IDUs have higher HIV prevalence and incidence rates and a greater likelihood of engaging in high-risk injection and sexual practices... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Use and HIV Transmission Risk Behaviors Among Individuals Who Are HIV Infected and Were Recently Released From Jail

... The authors evaluated highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) use and risk behaviors among 177 inmates who were HIV-infected and were released and Read more »
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Scared might be infected with HIV.

Posted by midwesternguy63, 3 Replies
...something else. I fit all the main causes of a fatty liver - drink(or did) hard liquor heavily, blood sugar is running dangerously high, fairly significant weight problem, don't eat that healthy - was researching it, on some different... Read more »

Too Late

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have never tested. I have had high risk behaviors. It has been six years since then. Do you think I am infected? Read more »

AIDS project--anyone willing to help?!

Posted by grapefruit, 4 Replies
...Hello everyone, I'm a university student and taking a course in understanding HIV, and my final project is to interview someone with AIDS. I did happen to find 2 people in my area, but an interview with them Read more »

Risk Comparisons

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...condom anal intercourse with a condom or female condom (Try not to get semen or blood into the mouth or on broken skin.) HIGH RISK Millions of reported cases due to these behaviors vaginal intercourse without a condom anal intercourse... Read more »