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What Is The Difference Between Children And Adults Who Acquire Hiv

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

Table of Contents Introduction The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself Related Info Sheets by The Well Project Introduction HIV is a tough subject for parents, guardians, and caregivers to discusswith their children. However it is important that all families have thisdiscussion. There are many reasons you may want to discuss HIV and AIDS withyour children: you...
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Both Pos, different combination therapies can I acquire his resistance?

My partner and I are both positive and using different combination therapies. We are now having unprotected sex. As such am I putting myself at risk of acquiring a resistant strain from him for medications I haven't used yet?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The research isn't conclusive, but there is good evidence that reinfection--sometimes referred to as superinfection--with drug-resistant strains of HIV is possible. Superinfection with a drug resistant strain may lead to a failure in a... Read more »

Do you I acquired HIV

I have a girlfriend who tested hiv postive twice from 2 different places in September last year but however in mid November she tested Hiv negative and also on January 30th this year she still tested negative. We have been having unprotected sex...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-It is very hard for me to interpret your girlfriends test results without knowing more about her specific testing history and HIV risks. I suggest you both go to a testing center and be tested together and have the counselor explain the... Read more »

Statistic: Acquiring HIV from anal sex and after PEP

Hi Dr,I have a quick question for you, and I have your website almost memorized to come up with this statistic. Gay male here, 19 yr old student, who received receptive anal sex from a positive top, the condom broke. The top is very healthy, he has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Combining different estimated-risk statistics across different baseline parameters is not really all that accurate. However, I do agree your risk of acquiring HIV would be extremely slight considering 1) the very brief exposure, 2) the... Read more »

acquiring HIV and HCV simultaneously

Hello Dr.McGovern,8 months ago i had sex with CSW, my exposure was receiving unprotected oral,protected vaginal and also i had fresh burn on the back side of my finger which cause non-intact skin but i didnt finger her. i have been tested for HIV...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I hope that this will be the last discussion of this case which was reported in 1997. It is important to point out that no other cases like it have been reported over the past 15 years. Thus the one case remains unexplained and should NOT guide... Read more »
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Parents Of HIV Positive Adult Children

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I was wondering if anyone here knew of any websites, Forums, online communities, etc. specializing in Parents Of Adult Children With HIV? Thanks.

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Have i acquired HIV AIDS? please help..

Posted by Veer2112, 2 Replies
Last night i met this strange lady and we got intimate and had unprotected sex. She is 34 y.o lady, disease free and i was 25 y.o virgin disease free.
i was drunk and turned on. we might have had sex more than twice that night and the next morning.
wh... Read more »

Have i acquired HIV AIDS?

Posted by Veer2112
Last night i met this strange lady and we got intimate and had unprotected sex. She is 34 y.o lady, disease free and i was 25 y.o virgin disease free.
i was drunk and turned on. we might have had sex more than twice that night and the next morning.
wh... Read more »

feeling different

Posted by Anonymous, 20 Replies
Hi, I have been HIV positive for a year and a half and am doing well taking my medications. I am undetectable and my t cells are up. The problem is I have really felt different since I have aquired this disease and I always feel like nobody... Read more »