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Whose At High Risk For AIDS

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

India Must Enhance HIV/AIDS Programs in Two Densely Populated States, Among High-Risk Groups, Country's AIDS Director Says

India needs to scale up its HIV/AIDS programs in the two densely populated states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and among high-risk groups such as commercial sex workers and injection drug users, S.Y. Quraishi, director of the country's National AIDS... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China's Migrant Workers at High AIDS Risk: Expert

Today in Hong Kong, Wan Shao Pin, a doctor and project officer with the China-UK HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Project in southwestern Sichuan province, told a health seminar that China faces a surge in HIV/AIDS unless it curbs the epidemic's spread... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sexual Violence Aimed at Girls, Women in Swaziland Linked to High HIV/AIDS Risk, Other Health Issues, Report Says

A new report commissioned by UNICEF and CDC and recently published in the journal Lancet found that one in three girls in Swaziland has experienced sexual violence by age 18, which can lead to serious health issues such as HIV, IRIN/ PlusNews ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

a high risk experience in a high risk part of the world

I recently had unprotected sex with a sex worker in Bangkok(a fairly well-known hotbed for HIV/AIDS). About 11 days after my encounter, i began experiencing a very mild sore throat which seemed to only bother me when i woke up first thing in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. "Symptoms" are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is or is not HIV infected. The bottom line is that you put yourself at risk for STDs, including HIV, by having unprotected sex and consequently you need an HIV-antibody test... Read more »

Safer Sex and anal/oral sex "Question about high risk and low risk"

I have been reading your Q&A for quite a while, and I found it's informative. But recently I'm a little unsure about the HIV transmission risk. Basically, to have single partner who you know his status should be safer, compared to...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the questions,I can understand how some of this might be confusing, let's tease the pieces of your question apart.Firstly, your risk was <b>very low</b>. It's important to note that protected sex poses <b>no... Read more »

high risk high donation

dear doc i want to first tell you that the advice and info you provide on here is priceless you are the man!! i had a very very very high risk encounter i got drunk blacked out and i had sex with a csw who injected drugs in vietnam 3 weeks after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Late seroconversion is an extremely rare phenomenon and there is generally an underlying cause for it occurring. I see no reason why you should doubt the validity of your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to 15 weeks. None of the medical... Read more »

Alex, your mexican friend...low risk..many times = high risk???

Hello Dr. Bob, i hope that you still remember me, i wrotte a couple of times before.It's nice to writte you again, are you in the Mxico City??If that's true, enjoy your stay in my beautiful country, and don't forget to eat some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hola Alex,S, estoy en la Ciudad de Mxico! And the margaritas and enchiladas are wonderful.One of the reasons we decided to hold the International AIDS Conference in Mxico was to put the world's spotlight on Latin America so that HIV awareness,... Read more »
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LowRisk Sex with the HighRisk and salivary glands

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have had a swollen gland in the right side of my neck, under my jaw for about FIVE months. It is not tender, and flucuates in size. The GP thought it was a submandibular lymph node; however, the ENT believes it to be my submandibular salivary... Read more »

Question about "high risk groups"

Posted by Anonymous
I have a question for all of you. i've been doing some studying on HIV/AIDS and almost all the literature talks about the risks associated with certain practices, and they almost always say things like "the chances of acquiring hiv are higher if you... Read more »

I had a high risk encounter

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am worried that I am infected with hiv. I had one very high risk encounter about 5 months ago. I became ill one-two months ago and never recovered. I am just getting more sick. It is the "flu" with extreme fatigue, mouth sores etc. I tested for... Read more »

high risk not infected, a few thoughts

Posted by Anonymous
oh, come one you guys! as far as i have noticed in 32 years of life, encountering a few hiv + people, and others who have sex with hiv+ people for a long time, i will assert that anyone can get it, and there is no reason for it: just some people, in... Read more »