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Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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can i get infected with a hiv poz persons saliva with mouth ulcers

Dear sir,My question might seem to be redundant for you.Sorry for asking it again.Recently i have shared a dish with a hiv poz person(i didn't know her status at that time).we exchanged a spoon almost for 10 times between us.Unfortunately i had...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi Raj,There was no risk of transmission in this situation. Saliva cannot transmit the virus. Period. Even if her saliva came into contact with your ulcers, you would still not be at risk. Your symptoms are not HIV-related. If they continue I would... Read more »

Risk after an oral sex with an HIV infected person

Hello,This Mr T. Four years ago, I had an oral sex with my ex-girlfriend. We didn't not have a sexual intercourse. I'm one of those that would like to wait to get married before having sex.So in order to calm my libido, I practice oral...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiOral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission. From what you described you protected yourself very well. If you are sure that her HIV status happened after your relationship ended then you are fine. If you are not sure and want to be sure... Read more »

Sex with infected person without getting infected?

I was curious to know if it is actually 'possible' to have unprotected sex with a infected person (well, an infected woman that would be in my case) and not get infected myself? or is it certain that if unprotected sex happens between an...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
This is a forum for questions pertaining only to mental health and HIV NOT safer sex. Sorry, but I am not a medical or transmission expert so I can not respond to your question. I suggest that you resubmit it to the correct forum at the... Read more »

Aids/Lymphoma/Fungal infection-- too many things happening at once

What is the prognosis for someone who is in full-blown AIDS ( CD4=75), with agressive, stage IV lymphoma, who curretnly has a "life-threatening" fungal infection and a pseudomonas infection. We were advised that if they could hold off for...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The prognosis is actually quite good. If the tumor is doubling in size so rapidly, then the tumor is more likely to be very responsive to chemotherapy. The person is question needs all the things treated simultaneously. He needs the infections... Read more »
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Visiting HIV infected person

Posted by tnk, 1 Reply
Hello Sir, I am from India..Please help me....

My father-in-law is HIV +ve. We came to know about this about 3 months back..
We are supposed to visit him for 2 days this weekend..

What I want to know is what precautions should I take while our visit..... Read more »

injection of hiv from hiv positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was at a party injecting drugs. I shared the needle with 2 other people. Later i found out that the guy i shared the needle with was hiv positive. I know i have to get tested. Is it 100% chance that i am infected since his hiv blood went... Read more »

working with hiv positive person

Posted by work35, 1 Reply
Hello.. I hope this is not an ignorant question but here goes.. two part question.. Part one.. I just found out my co-worker is hiv positive.. he is healthy thank god.. and i really like him but I admit I am VERY uncomfortable at work.. we both chew... Read more »

How long should an AIDS infected person wait.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was hoping someone could share with me the appropriate amount of time a person that is AIDS infected should wait before resuming contact with someone who has recieved live vaccinations. I want to make sure my father-in-law stays healthy as long... Read more »