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What Group Of People Are At The Greatest Risk For Getting Aids?

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Cardiovascular Disease

... HIV and Cardiovascular Disease Why Should People With HIV Care About CVD? What Causes CVD? How Do We Measure CVD Risk? How Can You Reduce the Risk of CVD? What About Changing Medications? HIV and Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes a group of problems related to the heart (cardio) or to blood vessels (vascular.) CVD includes: coronary
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Understanding risk levels (SAFER SEX GUIDELINES, SAFER SEX METHODS, 2011)

I understand that sex acts (and life in general) include levels of risk. I get that unprotected anal sex with a known HIV+ partner is very high risk (even higher for the receptive partner) and I get that kissing carries negligible risk, and I get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...fluids, there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur.Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity.Unsafe ActivitiesUnsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest... Read more »

Swine Flu, to vaccine or not to vaccine

Dear Dr. Bob,There's talk that a swine flu vaccine will be rolled out in Australia (where I live) in the near future. However, I've also read that the proposed multi-dose procedure is not safe from a cross-infection perspective. Have a look at this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...suspected case.These recommendations for treatment and chemoprophylaxis are the same ones used for others who are at higher risk of complications from influenza. As is recommended for other persons who are treated, antiviral treatment with... Read more »

viral load

My husband was diagnosed with HIV 17 years ago. He has responded well to a combination of medications and has had no problems other than his platelets remain low. His viral load has been undetectable for many years. My question is can he still pass...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,We know that when the plasma HIV viral load is suppressed to undetectable limits the risk of HIV transmission decreases significantly. However, we cannot say with certainty that the transmission risk is nonexistent. My Read more »

HIV Transmission while on HAART

I just read an article on The Body titled "Swiss experts say individuals with undetectable viral load and no STI cannot transmit HIV during sex".( was diagnosed positive last...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...understanding is correct. If your HIV plasma viral load has been driven to undetectable levels by your HIV medications, the risk of HIV transmission would be significantly reduced.Now why haven't you been physically intimate with your wife since... Read more »
The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

...result of rape or sexual abuse. If a woman uses drugs, alcohol, or sex to escape the pain of prior abuse, she may be at increased risk of getting infected due to shared needles, unprotected sex, or impaired judgment. Many women with HIV have a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

...other 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... Read more »

We All Have Important Roles to Play: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

...efforts in communities where HIV is concentrated, where we can have the biggest impact in lowering all communities' collective risk of acquiring HIV. Among the Federal activities underway in support of the Strategy are: Efforts to ensure... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

... What's My Risk of Getting Infected With HIV? There Are No Guarantees! What Do the Numbers Mean? What Activities Are Most Risky? What About Read more »
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Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »


Posted by luckyone, 9 Replies
...cd4,genotype, viral load have been doing a lot of research online and have ordered a couple books i know from reading up on hiv that im PROBABLY going to be ok even with all the good things ive read i still need reasurance and would like to hear... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...fight, now I have the chance, and with orders to the Sandbox in hand I pop HIV+. It doesn't make sence, I am in such a low risk group but that's another story. So here I am, a officer stuck on a base in the states, not leading men, just trying... Read more »

HIV Facts, Helplines & Health Advisers In The UK

Posted by Anonymous
...questions and getting but slightly different answers. Remember: even unprotected vaginal sex with an HIV+ woman carries the risk of 0.3%. Presumably it means that in 99.7% of the cases transmission does not occur. Many factors come into play,... Read more »