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What Behaviors Lead To Getting Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...a mucous membrane or damaged tissue or be directly injected into the blood-stream (from a needle or syringe) for transmission to possibly occur. In the United States, HIV is most commonly transmitted through specific sexual behaviors (anal or vaginal sex) or sharing needles with an infected person. It is less common for HIV to be transmitted through oral sex or for an HIV-infected woman to pass the virus to her baby before or during...
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Criminalization is a shame and absolutely useless (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV) (CRIMINALIZING HIV NON-DISCLOSURE, 2009)

I was reading the article about the Iowa man sentenced for 25 years because he didn't disclose his status. If we continue so nobody is willing to make the test and the consequences would be devastating. I know people that refuses to get tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...criminalization of nondisclosure is counterproductive and undermines the public health message to know your status and avoid behaviors that increase risk of HIV transmission. Criminalization can also create a sense of false security among... Read more »

I agree with Dr Bob about criminilizing of non disclosure (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV) (CRIMINALIZING HIV NON-DISCLOSURE, 2009)

Hello, Dr Bob! Thank you for your always caring answers. I would just like to tell you about the situation in Sweden where I live. Sweden is the only country in Europe where its a criminal act not to disclose your hiv positive status before having...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...slip, and oral transmission does, albeit rarely, occur. If someone inquires as to status before sex, this is a risk reduction behaviour to try and understand the risks they are taking given the afformentioned accidents can and do occur. After a... Read more »

could this lead to a cure for HIV ???

Hi Dr Keith,what is you opininon on this new discovery ??? how far are we really from the next state of the art cutting edge meds for hiv ??? Two immune proteins found to control HIV infectionby Alan McCord, January 9, 2009A new observation in how...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Too early to say if that finding has any general clinical or treatment relevance. KH Read more »

"Criminalizing" HIV

I usually agree with most of what you post Dr. Frascino, but I don't entirely agree with your position on this topic. I do agree that in some cases non-disclosure may be unintentional and that safer sex precautions should be used with every...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...slip, and oral transmission does, albeit rarely, occur. If someone inquires as to status before sex, this is a risk reduction behaviour to try and understand the risks they are taking given the afformentioned accidents can and do occur. After a... Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

...While Incarcerated Several studies have found that most HIV-positive inmates are infected before they enter prison. HIV risk behaviors often continue inside the institution. These include injecting drug use, tattooing, body piercing, and... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...slightly diminished capacity for clear thinking, trouble remembering, slowness of coordination and dexterity, and small changes in behavior or mood. This disorder is mild and can be mistaken as part of the aging process. Approximately one in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...have HIV. Is Depression Important? Depression can lead people to miss doses of their medication. It can increase high-risk behaviors that transmit HIV infection to others. Depression might cause some latent viral infections to become active.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

...communities, African Americans face a number of challenges that contribute to the higher rates of HIV infection. Sexual risk behaviors, such as unprotected sex with multiple partners, with a partner who also has other sex partners, or with... Read more »
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DIY Experimental Treatment

Posted by Hopdinkmoopwop, 1 Reply
...impact on removing the virus from the bloodstream and any places where it might lodge? Last, I'm curious about the physical behavior of the virus inside the human body. Where does it go- is it drawn more to specific organs? do deposits of HIV... Read more »

Conducting a survey

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello Im conducting a survey and would like anyone that can relate to contact me. My research is on african americans (women or men) and how they Read more »

Barebacking may lead to re-infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...determine motivations for barebacking and gear prevention messages to break through the socio-cultural reasons men engage in risky behaviors, evidence is mounting that it is perhaps more important than ever to keep practicing safe sex, even if... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...infected partner. The virus can enter the body through the lining of the vagina, vulva, penis, rectum, or mouth during sex. Risky behavior HIV can infect anyone who practices risky behaviors such as * Sharing drug needles or syringes *... Read more »