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Which Type Of Sex Is More Likely To Contract Hiv

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Risk of HIV through Oral Sex When Herpes is present and contracted

Dear Dr. Bob--About 7 years ago, you helped me through the only other HIV scare I've ever had (which turned out to be Lyme disease). I hope you can help with this one, as well. And I believe the specific facts of my "case" will help others and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your current concerns:1. White blood cells recruited to the site of herpes sores or blisters may increase susceptibility to HIV and facility HIV transmission. This is primarily a problem of an HIV-negative person with active herpetic lesions... Read more »

Balanitis 8 Months after an Unsafe Sex Encounter with an HIV+?

Last November I accidentally had unsafe sex with a HIV+ man, and he ejaculated inside me once. I... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...found any evidence of transmission from provider to patient in health care settings. CDC has documented rare cases of patients contracting HIV in health care settings from infected donor tissue. Most of these cases occurred due to failures in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Belgium, United Kingdom: Young Gay Men Ignoring Safe Sex, HIV Study Warns

...through to young men who have sex with men (MSM). Scientists at Ghent University in Belgium analyzed the genetic profile of HIV in more than 500 newly screened patients over nine years and found one "striking and alarming" cluster of cases.... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...However, this test is being increasingly used to detect recent infection at the viral load 'spike' that occurs when HIV is first contracted. This is usually at 2 -- 4 weeks after infection. Although a letter of diagnosis and actual treatment is... Read more »
Connect With Others

unprotected oral, protected vaginal sex -- HELP

Posted by bluestar, 4 Replies
...extremely dry mouth (xerostomia) which I still have now at the 8 week mark and one of the few unmedicated related causes is hiv. At about 5 weeks I had lost a fair amount of weight, lost my appetite and felt nausea. I have a very dry scalp. ... Read more »

He Has HIV, She Doesn't--And They're in Love

Posted by Chloe1023, 1 Reply
...doesn't regret loving him or marrying him. Similarly, Gwenn and Shawn say they don't want HIV to mess with their love. Shawn, who contracted the virus from a blood transfusion as a child, is in good health, and doctors say that he has a good... Read more »

statistics?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...does anyone know where i can find statistics on hiv? like as far as what my odds are for being positive? just anyone's personal opinion...umm if i tested negative in july of last Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
... Dec 9, 2007 Going by the statistical estimates on risks, it seems that one has to be extremely (and repeatedly) stupid to contract HIV. This means, most HIV +ve patients have deliberately, willfully, knowingly had the virus self-inflicted. Do... Read more »