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Who Is Most Likely To Get HIV

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Women Opting Out of HIV Testing More Likely to Have HIV

Women in prenatal care who chose not to be screened for HIV were more likely to be infected than those who opted to be tested, according to a new Canadian study. In a review of more than 110,000 women in Alberta receiving prenatal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In New York City, Unsafe Sex More Likely Among HIV-Infected Women Than HIV-Infected Gay or Heterosexual Men

A New York City Health Department study presented Wednesday at the 12th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston reports that HIV-positive women in the city are more likely to have unprotected sex than infected gay or... Read more »

HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients Appear More Likely Than HIV-Monoinfected Patients to Develop Insulin Resistance After Initiating HAART

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
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Losing my job over HIV/is this likely HIV?

I had my first sex ever with a male last month in China, and it was sadly unprotected. I was drunk, stupid and instantly regretted it the next day. Over the past week I've had the following things happen:1) Fatigue (granted, the fatigue started...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
Your question has been sent to me concerning your issues about work. It is difficult to get current information on living with HIV in China. People who go there to work must take an HIV test as you did, but I could not find anything about re-testing... Read more »

erythematous candidiasis...likely HIV?

Hi Dr. Frascino,I've been extremely worried lately about my HIV status and have found relief in your humorous and straight (??) responses. Thank you! On to my issue:I'm a 30 yr old male. I was diagnosed with erythematous candidiasis last...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.Yes, both antibiotics and corticosteroids can predispose someone to oral candidiasis and this is most likely what happened to you.2.The majority of cases of "erythematous candidiasis" have nothing to do with HIV.3.Does it sound... Read more »

Clinic doctor doesn't agree, says I likely have HIV!!!!

Please help me out! I recently (two weeks ago)had a low risk exposure, that accorinding to all the things I've read on THE BODY, made me think that I didn't even have to get tested for. But I was feeling a little wierd (pain under one...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I'm not a doctor, and I'm not certain why your doctor was so convinced that you have HIV. As you noted, there is no evidence that people get infected through receiving a handjob (warts or no warts), so there is little reason for concern.... Read more »

Is refusing a blow job a likely sign of HIV+?

Doctor Doctor,I recently had an intimate encounter with a man who I had just met. In bed, he stopped me short of performing oral sex on him, even though he performed it on me. I didn't question it at the time, and we went on to have protected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello d., Well, either your hottie didn't like getting head (which seems a bit unlikely) or he was trying to tell you something. Could it be HIV or an STD or that he had asparagus for dinner? I would have no way of knowing. We ourselves are all... Read more »
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stds are more likely than hiv? correct me plz

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
my dr told me this, yet i didn't believe him you have a 80-100% chance of getting an std. from a female as opposed to hiv. wow that kinda makes a person feel better. as i haven't had an std. in the archives i found that, men that have sex only... Read more »

Are HIV- women or men more likely to be accepting of you being HIV+

Posted by PozInOrlando, 1 Reply
I am recently HIV+ and it seems based on what I read about and have heard that men who are HIV- tend to be more accepting of a woman who's HIV+ than the other way around when it comes to serodiscordant relationships

Do yo think when it comes to... Read more »

Unprotected hetero sex. Likely STD, HIV? HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a male and about two months ago I did a stupid thing and cheated on my girlfriend with a new friend. I had began to have unprotected sex and I freaked out and said that I had to stop because I realized how stupid what I was doing was. I did... Read more »

How likely is thrush in HIV- folks

Posted by Anonymous
I have noticed a whitish coat over my entire tongue for the past week. I've been reading up on thrush and its typically described as milkish/curdish white patches. I don't have these typical patches any other patches in the mouth, just an even... Read more »