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What Determines Vulnerability To Std

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Beliefs About Transmission Risk and Vulnerability, Treatment Adherence and Sexual Risk Behavior Among a Sample of HIV-Positive MSM

Optimistic beliefs about HIV transmission risk and STD vulnerability that are generated by advances in HIV treatment can influence motivation to practice safer sex. The current study's authors sought to understand the relationships between these... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Access to HIV Community Services by Vulnerable Populations: Evidence From an Enhanced HIV/AIDS Surveillance System in the United Kingdom

"In many countries including those in the UK," vulnerable populations -- including black and minority ethnic groups, men who have sex with men (MSM), and migrants -- are disproportionately affected by HIV, the study authors explained. "Community... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions Help Find AIDS Patients Who Are Vulnerable to Drug Resistance

Due to cost and technology limitations, HIV/AIDS patients in Africa rarely undergo testing to determine whether they are developing resistance to first-line medicines. However, researchers from Makerere University's hospital in Kampala, Uganda,... Read more »
Ask the Experts


Yes, my name is Marklyn and after viewing this site & looking around i couldn't seem to find my answer if full so I figure i would write you Dr. Robert. I just wanted to ask a couple questions, 1. Can two people who DON'T have ANY...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Marklyn,Apparently you didn't look very hard! See below for a small sampling of what is in the archives.Dr. Bobcan you get hiv/aids if you.. (QTND: HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)Jun 2, 2008 me and my partner have been... Read more »

can you determine how lony you'v e been infected with HIV? (newly HIV+ and freaking out!)

I've been married for almost 3 years when all the sudden, I need to see my gyno for discharge issue. He tells me it'a an STD and i need to talk to my husband about hi fidelity. Then Doc asks if I want the full STD screen with HIV. I agree....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Darlene,It's time for a heart-to-heart talk with your hubby. If you've been married for three years, been completely faithful and now have several STDs, there really is only one obvious explanation. Are there ways to determine how... Read more »

What determines the chances of infection?

What things can detemine whether a person gets infected or not?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. When we are talking about the likelihood of HIV transmission, there are numerous variables that can determine the chances of transmission. Let me review with you some of these variables.1) The amount of the virus... Read more »

Re: Indeterminate 6 Months (Determine & Uni Gold) (A FEW FUNNY QUESTIONS, 2009)

Hie DocThanks for your responce on my Q a few weeks ago, I really appreciate your taking time to answer me on that, taking into account the gazzilion Qs you get from the Gazillion, I took your advice, and still waiting for my WB test, the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey CJ,A "whacked-out" chapter is a great idea. Believe it or not, I don't even post the really zany ones! Just for your amusement I'll post below a few potential entries "from the vault" that might qualify for the new... Read more »
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no STD symptoms after oral a year ago. Am I ok?

Posted by 613, 1 Reply
last year I received oral for the first time in my life. I'm a virgin. The girl told me she was clean but i am paranoid.

A year has passed and I have shown no signs of genital herpes. Am I clean? Read more »

Low risk? what STD am I facing?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
After 3 weeks from a possible exposure, I have had two instances of clear, pus-like discharge from my penis while I was asleep. The first time would have been about 18 days from the exposure and the second at 24 days. On the first occasion, I just... Read more »

Determining life, determining love

Posted by Angel_Ronnie
Is life determined?
By who and what we are,
Is life determined?
By whom we are and can be,
To another in this day and age
Is life determined?
By the way we look to others
As we look to ourselves
When we look in a mirror
Is our life determined?
By the friends... Read more »

A pos test for HIV, STD could mean another STD too

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you've tested positive for AIDS HIV or an STD it could mean there's another STD too. Get the standard STD clinic tests from a medical center clinic or your doctor.

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