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HIV Transmission

How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? Can I get HIV from injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on...
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Can HIV be transmitted from body fluids (including blood) splash

Hello. I am a nurse in the CV-ICU (cardiovascular ICU) and a few days ago we had an HIV positive patient who underwent CABG. CABG is quite bloody and the patient had chest tubes attached to him. I was in charge of another patient in the unit but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. Neither worry nor HIV testing is warranted.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Hiv risk assessment with condom use (body fluids)

Hi. Unfortunately about few weeks ago i was involved in a one night stand with a friend of a friendwho i ddnt know well. and condom was properly used during vaginal sex. I am worried that some of his pre-seminal fluid (body fluid) may have come in...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi Ms Anxious,First, I agree with you 100%: You should have asked him about his HIV status, when the last time he was tested, and what his condom usage was like BEFORE the clothes came of. Keep that in mind for the next time.I do not think you were... Read more »

Concentrations of HIV in body fluids

According to AIDS books and research articles, there are enormous amount of hiv in body fluids(some millions per ml,to my memory) Dr.Sowadsky, what would be the REAL hiv concentration in the body fluids in the worset situation?(for example, in the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. There is no such thing as a "Real" or "textbook" answer to this question. This is because the viral load can vary tremendously from one person to another. It could also vary from one stage of... Read more »

Viral loads in other body fluids

Your discussion of very, very rare cases of infected folks repeatedly testing negative is most interesting.My question is this: is it true that HIV levels are usually higher in sperm than in blood? If so, have some of those rare cases been diagnosed...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Numerically, the amount of HIV that is present may vary from one reservoir to the other. It will tend to be the highest in the plasma or in the circulating cells that turn over the most rapidly (usually CD4 positive lymphocytes).There are rare... Read more »
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Once the fluid containing HIV dries, is it dead?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Once vaginal secretion dry, would the HIV in them die? And how long would HIV live if it were into underwear? Would it die once soaked in? Read more »

body fluid touched the skin without intercourse

Posted by mona811
can anyone tell me that if body fluid has touched the skin without intercoursing can person be effected with hiv Read more »

touch the body fluid?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Last weekend, we had a party at my home with some friends (I knowing or I unknowing). After the party, I cleaned the house and the bathroom. There was some stain (not sure blood or urine or some other stuff) on one toilet. I cleaned it and touched... Read more »

HIV Rapid Oral Fluid Test Accuracy.

Posted by Baily, 1 Reply
Does anyone know about HIV rapid oral fluid test's accuracy. I have been reading mixed reviews that the rapid oral test has a history of false negitives and does not preform as what the manufactor claims >99%.

I tested with an oral fluid test at... Read more »