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What Sexual Practices Can Spread Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and refers you to other fact sheets for more details on specific topics. Sexual Activity You can avoid any risk of HIV if you practice abstinence (not having sex). You also won't get infected if your penis, mouth, vagina or rectum doesn't touch anyone else's penis, mouth, vagina, or rectum. Safe activities include kissing, erotic massage,...
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Legislation (laws) Criminalizing the Intentional Spread of HIV

Rick,I have been hearing about many legislative bodies (the US Congress, as well as the legislatures of many US states) who are passing laws criminalizing the intentional spread of HIV.Are these laws necessary? Has intentional spread of HIV been a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. The majority of people who are infected with HIV take steps to prevent the transmission of the virus to other people. However, there are some people who are aware that they Read more »

HIV into urethra during masturbation?

Sir,I'm 15, and I've been masturbating for about an year. I have not really noticed any strange effects in my life, but I feel guilty about it (my religion does not permit me to masturbate).Also, I remember learning in Biology that HIV virus is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Samir, I suggest you spend some time reviewing the information about HIV, HIV transmission, HIV prevention and safer sexual practices on this site and related links. Once you've learned the truth, spread the word to your friends so they will... Read more »

I'm not worried about HIV or STD's--thanks!

Dr.Bob, your wit and bedside manner are equally as important as your expertise in your responses in the Safe Sex forum. Thank you for your help to me and countless others who come to the Body for help! I've read the safe sex archives extensively....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation your comments. As for my comments on your comments, I can sum that up in one word: BRAVO!Thanks for helping to spread HIV/AIDS awareness and education.For anyone interested in learning about the epidemic, I recommend the recent PBS... Read more »

Risk of HIV - Oral Sex

a sex worker gave me oral sex. She performed oral sex on me (a male) for a few minutes, with her putting my penis into her mouth. I did not ejaculate and asked her to stop. Please advise what is the risk of HIV infection?This was followed by vagina...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...There is no evidence that HIV is spread through receiving oral sex. The fact that you did not ejaculate neither increases or decreases your risk.Transmission Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Mataka Urges Women to Address Cultural Practices That Fuel Spread of Disease

... United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Elizabeth Mataka on Sunday in Lusaka, Zambia, called on women to openly discuss and increase awareness of harmful cultural Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Baltimore Sun Examines Masai Practices That Could Lead to Spread of HIV

... The Baltimore Sun on Sunday profiled the Masai communities in Kenya and Tanzania, including some of their practices that could lead to the spread of HIV. HIV prevalence is low among Masai because they generally do not have sexual... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Spread of HIV Could Have Been Curbed by Changes in Sexual, IDU Practices, Opinion Piece Says

... The U.S. HIV/AIDS epidemic "could have been greatly contained by intense campaigns to modify sexual and drug-use behavior in 25 to 30 neighborhoods Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AP/ Los Angeles Times Examines Efforts to End Unsafe Injection Practices That Could Spread HIV, Other Diseases

...Los Angeles Times last week examined recent efforts by infection control advocates to increase awareness of unsafe injection practices that could spread HIV, hepatitis and other bloodborne diseases. According to the AP/ Times , health workers... Read more »
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Free video: "Top Ten Myths About HIV/AIDS"

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Why does HIV continue to spread?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I saw a report on my local TV station that said that HIV continues to spread in American cities. Why aren't young people heeding the message and using condoms? Is unprotected sex worth Read more »

Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

Posted by spiderman
...Editor Published: 09 August 2006 It used to be called the unkindest cut. But now the head of the one of the world's largest Aids charities believes we are on the brink of a revolution in attitudes to circumcision. Richard Feachem, executive... Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...spiritual belief are being infected with HIV every day, all over the world! For years, the gay community successfully promoted and practiced safe sex practices, which reduced the number of infections dramatically over a period of ten years.... Read more »