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What Group Of People Are Most At Risk For Hiv Infection Right Now

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Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

Table of Contents Introduction Older Women: An Overlooked Group What to Do? Older Women Living With HIV Introduction In the US, HIV began mostly as a disease of young men. Today, however, theepidemic affects both women and men of all ages, including older women (age 50and over). While 50 may not seem "old," it is often the age currently used byorganizations that keep track of health-related statistics (e.g., the US Centersfor...
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Opportunistic Infections and Group Dynamics

I am not a physician, but I am currenly working with HIV + people in Malaysia, and I was wondering if you could answerthe following question for me. As is common in many western countries, the diagnosis of HIV + status often results in theinfected...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
It's a good question. Fortunately, people with HIV infection are rarely placed at risk by other people, whether HIV-infected or not. Most of the infections that cause problems are caused either by organisms that are everywhere but whichare... Read more »

HIV reinfection (REINFECTION, SUPERINFECTION, DUAL INFECTION, BAREBACKING RISK)

If 2 people were HIV + and had unprotectedsex, could they become reinfected and would they have another sero-conversion?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This is a QTND (question that never dies). I have no new information to report. I'll reprint some of my comments from previous questioners below. You can find additional discussion in the archives. Stay well! Dr. Bobpoz to poz barebacking... Read more »

3 people infected with HIV after colonoscopy?

Dr. Bob, what do you think of this? Is it possible they all got it from unsterile colonoscopy equipment, or were they just 3 people with HIV who just happened to get diagnosed after testing? ---------------------By BILL POOVEY, Associated Press...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As it says in the article, so far there is no way to prove patients were exposed to the viruses at the VA. However, it is worrisome that recommended universal precautions and sterilization procedures were not being followed! I agree the VA must... Read more »

Less than 5 seconds of unprotected anal!!! HIV Infection Risk???

Hello Dr. Cordova, I have read countless posts and have conducted (what seems like) endless research on the subject, and as many answers and blogs on my particular situation as I've found, I have not found a satisfactory answer seeing as how my...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Overall, your risk was fairly low. Oral sex is a safer-sex activity, and does pose a real risk for transmission. The unprotected penetrative sex was extremely brief which makes transmission unlikely. An HIV test at 90 days will give you a... Read more »
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BBC NEWS:Online dating for people with sexually transmitted infection

Posted by Hellen, 1 Reply


Dating can often be fraught with uncertainty and self-consciousness. For those with incurable sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are tailored websites the answer for people nervous of telling potential partners about their condition?


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For People Who Are Worried!! Read This!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi folks!!

This is for people much like myself. I just wanted you all to know that hiv infection is very hard to get, especially for heterosexual males. Not impossible, mind you. Just extremely hard. A one time encounter with a female will not lead... Read more »

Mailing list for HIV(-) people who are infected

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the URL for the mailing list/message board for people who have been infected wih HIV for more than 1 year, yet still test negative via ELISA. For those of us who still have residual symptoms, we know how bogus these HIV/ AIDS tests... Read more »

Infection from minimum risk....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm wondering if any of the visitors of this board have been infected with HIV after a one time exposure, or while using a condom. Everyone says the chance from a one time encounter is like 1 in 500, and with a condom is basically non existant. If... Read more »