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Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
I have a friend who is hiv positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist... Read more »

Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »

i hope my boyfriend didn't catch it....

Posted by Erica, 1 Reply
I am a 29 yr old recovering herion addict, i have been experiencing a lot of signs of HIV. I am soooo scared i have infected my boyfriend, i left him and the house today in a pure panic, I have a test in the am, but I am sure I do have it, please... Read more »

Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »
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Hiv hard to catch?

I ask because i am freaking out. Had unprotected anal sex, i was the top and i know for a fact the guy was POS. I read in some of the forums that by him having an undetectable load puts me less at risk? Also answer me this one, it was my first time...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Don't freak out. Just get the facts and do what needs to be done.Facts:1.Unprotected sex places you at risk for STDs, including HIV.2.An undetectable viral load may decrease the risk for HIV transmission, but certainly does not eliminate... Read more »

If I superglue my penis shut before sex instead of wearing a condom, can I still catch aids?

please tell me what are the chances of getting aids if i do this....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll bet you voted for Bush. Twice, right? Go ahead and give it a try and let us know how it works out for you, OK? (Forum readers, it's also a good way to keep dolts and Republicans from procreating.) Now before I start getting mail... Read more »

could i catch hiv from my own semen (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV/AIDS)

i just want to know that if put my own semen on a sex toy and insert it in to me can i catch hiv/aids?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your question once again demonstrates the urgent need for age-appropriate sex education in our schools (and the equal urgent need for you to have a real date with a real person, rather than an inanimate object purchased at Good Vibrations Sex... Read more »

can others catch hiv/aids or hep c from swimming in the same pool

My Physical Therapy Department will not let me use the pool for therapy for my knee because of me being HIV positive and having Hep C is this right or do I need to take action?...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
This is not right. This is not warranted. I am sorry you are experiencing this misunderstanding and discrimination. Is there an infection control or infectious disease expert you may talk to? All best to you.... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Report: Number of Women With HIV/AIDS in China Catching Up With Men

The number of female HIV/AIDS patients in China is quickly catching up with that of men, Xinhua News Agency quoted a Ministry of Health report as saying Wednesday. Just ten years ago in China, the ratio of male HIV/AIDS patients to female was 5 to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethiopians Know About AIDS, But Don't Think They'll Catch It: Study

Almost 98 percent of Ethiopians know about AIDS and HIV, but most people tend to think that their personal risk of infection is very low, the east African country's first behavioral study showed Wednesday. "Despite the high level of HIV/AIDS... Read more »
AIDS United

The Fight to Catch Up and Start Moving Towards an AIDS-Free Generation

I've never known a time without HIV and AIDS. It affected my family early as my uncle was diagnosed positive before I was born. Even my high school in conservative Bakersfield, California had the AIDS Quilt visit our campus. I entered this world of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Detroiters in Rush to Catch Up on AIDS Fight

In predominantly black metropolitan areas such as Washington and Detroit, HIV/AIDS' impact is high. "Our real issue is that it's spreading at an alarming rate in the black community while other communities have been successful in abating it," said... Read more »