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What Is The Greatest Risk For Contracting Hiv

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The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

...sexual abuse are more likely to contract HIV. Some women become infected with HIV as a direct 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 history of abusing drugs or alcohol, as well having relationships with other substance abusers. This...
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am i at risk of hiv by masturbating in shower (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV OR STD, 2010)

i usually masturbate in the shower and one day i noticed my own semen had entered a cut on my finger along with hot shower water. Is there a chance that my semen and the hot shower water reacted and created hiv and entered my body please help
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ejaculating on the pillow I noticed a couple of stains on the pillow that where dried and obvious there before. Is there any risk of getting HIV from this??Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,Wow, that's one popular pillow! It seems to be getting as... Read more »

Parvovirus, HIV+ humans and Ferrets

My HIV+ partner and I recently adopted a ferret who has tested positive for ADV. From Ferret ADV website: ADV is a highly contagious Parvovirus a persistent viral infection which causes a huge increase in antibodies found in the blood known as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(Pets Are Wonderful Support) at I'll also repost a question below that touches on this topic from the archives.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

Sneezin and Masturbatin (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV/AIDS?)

Yo doc,Ur da greatest! I love what you do because you put our minds at ease.My question is:While I was, as you say, burping the nephew or choking the chicken, I ejaculated and then I sneezed on my penis... weird huh? While some snot or saliva didn't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi TTYL,Sneezing and spunking almost simultaneously must have been quite a rush! But why would that raise concerns about HIV? You can't give yourself HIV! (See below.)Gesundheit!Dr. Bobcould i catch hiv from my own semen (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF... Read more »

Can you give yourself HIV/AIDS? - by semen contact with a cut or wound of yourself? (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV/AIDS)

hiya docI was wondering about this cause a couple days ago I was masturbating myself after sometime, but was not warned that I got a cut on a side of my thumb that was nearly opened (not bleeding ye but interior cut and transparent fluid was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...consequences of any STI/STD. Please answer doc, thanks you. Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, No, there is absolutely no chance you can contract a sexually transmitted illness from yourself! STDs involve germs (viruses and bacteria) that spread... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nigeria Seeks Private Sector Support to Fight AIDS

...Nigeria -- the most populous nation in Africa -- is looking to the private sector for support in its battle against HIV/AIDS. "We are not asking for money from the OPS [organized private sector], but collaboration, using their core competencies," Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Editorials, Opinion Pieces to Mark World AIDS Day

...most at risk," a Press Herald editorial says. In Maine, men who have unprotected sex with men are at the greatest risk for contracting HIV, and education is needed for the "new generation" of young men who "aren't worried enough" about... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IDUs at High Risk of HIV in Indonesia, Study Says

... An Indonesian Ministry of Health study conducted in 2007 found that injection drug users are at the greatest risk of HIV in the country, with approximately 50% of the IDUs participating in the study living with the virus, the Jakarta Post Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Care Workers Face Increased Risk of Mortality From HIV, Other Bloodborne Diseases, Study Finds

... CDC study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine has found that health care workers face an increased risk of dying from bloodborne diseases, such as HIV, and related illnesses compared with workers in other fields, Reuters... Read more »
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Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...things even worse by possibly getting this girl pregnant). I saw my doctor, and she said it's less likely for a guy to contract HIV from a girl -- in other words, not nearly as likely as it is for a girl to contract HIV from a guy via vaginal... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...wanting to die. I joined the service a decade ago to 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... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is it possible to catch the HIV virus from your fingers/penis coming into contact with vaginal fluid whilst removing a condom? Say if you had small cuts on your Read more »

HIV from one-time sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I want to know how many women contract HIV from having sex with a + person only a few times. I know it is possible, but I've heard it usually takes repeated exposure Read more »