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HIV Transmission

Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Rare Types of Transmission Avoiding Transmission How HIV Spreads Many people still do not understand how HIV is passed, or transmitted, fromone person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the virus ifyou are HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are livingwith HIV (HIV+). HIV is spread through contact with the following body fluids: ...
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transmission methods of hepititis c

what r the transmission methods for hepititis c and how we can treat it?...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hepatitis C (HCV) is transmitted through exposure to blood. Anyone who has ever used intravenous drugs, even once, or had a blood transfusion before 1992 is at risk. There is a small risk of acquiring HCV through sexual contact but certainly not... Read more »

Shingles Starting Treatment & Queen Issues (SHINGLES AND HIV, 2009) (WHEN TO START ANTIRETROVIRAL TREATMENT, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob, Three weeks ago I came down with Shingles. A small patch on the back of my neck and a little across my chest all on the left side. I went to my local GP and he gave me Valtrex ( the 7 day shingle pack)Since then the pain has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
G'day Aussie Drew,Relax mate! Approximately 95% of healthy adults are seropositive for varicella zoster virus (VZV), the virus that causes shingles. Of this 95%, about 5% of healthy adults develop zoster (shingles). The risk for those of us... Read more »

Shingles/ Viral Load Significance Test

I went to an infectious disease doctor about two months, 8 weeks , after I came down with Shingles and sore throat. He saw how absolutely worried I was, and that my last "possible" exposure to and STD or HIV, was 7 to 8 weeks prior to my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yep, you can stop worrying. Not all cases of shingles are related to HIV. In fact, the great majority are not! I totally agree with your infectious diseases doctor. The 12-week negative ELISA is absolutely conclusive. You do not have HIV. The... Read more »

Shingles and Negative?

I tested negative at 5 1/2 and then at 9 1/2 months on ELISA. About 1 1/2 years out from that point I developed shingles. No additional exposure apart from normal relations with my wife. During that entire period I was extremely stressed out. I am a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Healthy but Extremely Stressed-Out 45-year-old Male Athlete,ELISA testing three months or more after a potential exposure is considered definitive. Shingles does not automatically mean you have HIV disease. In fact, the vast majority of cases... Read more »
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Condoms: Our most trusted method

Posted by bradford
Condoms: Our most trusted method to prevent HIV infection and AIDS!


These three words echo around the world AIDS CRISIS WORSENS!

40 million people infected worldwide
o37.2 million adults
o2.2 million children under 15

In 2004, 4.8 million people were... Read more »

OraQuick or at home testing methods

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi here is my sad little story and my request for some direction. Had unprotected vaginal intercourse a month ago with a gal whose status I dont know and cannot find out.

Two days later went to a Planned Parenthood in the city I was visiting and got... Read more »

Withdraw method???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just had a one time exposure I guess you could say. Unprotected vaginal intercourse with my ex boyfriend.

Last I knew, when he tested in early March, he was HIV negative. But then again, who knows (if anything) has happened since then. I don't... Read more »

question on female -> male transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
all the information out there is so confusing and contradictory.

i tested positive recently (ELISA & WB), my boyfriend tested negative on ELISA. we still have another 2 1/2 months to go for his 3 month test. we're both freaking out about his... Read more »