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Where Was The First Known Cases Of Hiv Found

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Any known cases of infection from fingering ?

Posted by WorryHell, 2 Replies
Can anyone tell me if there is any cases of HIV infection from fingering with/without cut on the fingers ?
Yes. I have been stupid of doing so.
Yes. i am scared and worry about my risk and waiting to be tested next week. Appreciate a helpful advise... Read more »

first case + from fellatio?

Posted by Anonymous
I am devastated after having unprotected insertive oral sex with a black prostitute 42 days ago.
first and the biggest stupid mistake I've done in my life.
She's gums were bleeding visible. I saw it after two minutes, stop and wash. No cuts or sores... Read more »

Known Exposure(?); PEP; HEP C "cured"; Home Access

Posted by login123
What a roller coaster this has been. In November, I started having sex with someone who was HIV + and "cured" of Hep C for several years (5+). I saw his medical records. With regards to HIV, he had an undetectable viral load <20 for years and was... Read more »

why is PEP not more widely known about

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
why isnt there more publicity around post exposure prophyactic treatment. If the body website is right and PEP shows 79 % effectiveness why not use it all the time, and why isnt this sucess story common knowledge, at least it was not for me... Read more »

Had all the symptoms...but no known risk factors??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies


I had all the symptoms of ARS. I would have been able to dismiss it if not for the strange rash I got. The rash was most prominent on my arms and legs, but I had a little on my stomach as well. The rash lasted about a week or so on my stomach and... Read more »
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Known HIV Exp. Testing Post PEP

I have posted on here once before in case you remember me, but I have one final question.On April 19th, 2010, I found out that I had been having unprotected sex as a top with another man who was HIV+. I began PEP that evening and completed the full...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Guidelines for post-PEP HIV testing recommend HIV-antibody testing at six weeks, three months and six months from the date of exposure. Testing beyond six months is not warranted or necessary.Dr. Bob... Read more »

occupational exposure from known hiv+ needlestick

Dear Dr. Holodniy, A co-worker was recently stuck with a contaminated 20 gauge needle while drawing labs on a known HIV+ patient. The RN was wearing gloves and the stick was superficial (nicked the skin enough to bleed)and the area was bled and then...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1600 would be considered low. But plasma viral load is only one component of blood that contains potentially infectious HIV. Blood cells are the other compartment. Despite estimates of over 600,000 needle sticks/yr that occur in the US, the CDC has... Read more »

Known Positive, Though Undetectable Partner, Oral Sex Slip-up: Risky Encounter? (ORAL SEX AND HIV/STD RISK, 2010)

A few weeks ago I hooked up with a guy I met online; he did not reveal his status on his profile. He told me later that, because of this, he assumed that I assumed he was positive - which in fact he was. I foolishly did not notice or ask. However, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,So you are freaking out because you now "KNOW" your partner is virally enhanced. So what if you had sex with this dude and he didn't tell you his status? Would you be at any less risk for acquiring HIV right now if you didn't... Read more »

Known Sex With a HIV Man

I was at a party and ended up having unprotected anal sex with a man that is known HIV positive. I was the top and came in him quickly. I don't think I was in him more than three mins. I realize I am at high risk. Just can't believe I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Having unprotected insertive anal sex (being the "top") with an HIV infected person puts you at risk for infection. While one exposure does not guarantee infection, the fact that you know you were exposed suggests that you take important... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

First Human Cases of Two Retroviruses Discovered Among People in Contact With Monkey Meat in Cameroon

Scientists have detected the first human cases of two retroviruses among two people in rural Cameroon who hunt monkeys and other primates, according to a study presented on Friday at the 12th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scotland Records More Than 100 New HIV Cases During First Three Months of 2009

More than 100 new HIV cases were reported in Scotland between January and March, bringing the total number of cases recorded to date to 5,901, according to a recently released report from Health Protection Scotland , the PA/ Press and Journal ... Read more »
HIV i-Base

First Case Report of HIV Transmission With Five-Class Resistance

A sobering report of the first case of transmission of five-class resistance was presented by Walworth and colleagues from Monogram, from a patient treated in Washington, D.C. The patient was hospitalised in 2010 during acute seroconversion and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

West Virginia Has 65 New HIV/AIDS Cases in First Six Months of 2005

In West Virginia, 65 new HIV/AIDS cases were reported in the first six months of 2005, compared to 139 cases for all of last year, said Dr. Loretta Haddy, the state's epidemiologist. Ten of the 27 West Virginians diagnosed with HIV so far this year... Read more »