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Is HIV dangerous?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Guys,
I know this board is basically focus on HIV related issue. There are a lot of guys come into contact with sexual intercourse and worry about whether he(she) gets infected. To be honest, there are thousand of more dangerous diseases out there... Read more »

Breast secretion - dangerous ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

I had a possible exposure to HIV 2 days back. I engaged in protected vaginal sex (latex condom) with a sex worker. I suckled her breasts - and noticed that upon squeezing them a thick white sticky fluid was secreted (possibly some sort of... Read more »

HeteroSex is DANGEROUS!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
For all those who continually say heterosex is not as dangerous for a man.. Here is a posting from JAMA HIV/AIDS

The rate of male-to-female transmission was not significantly different from the rate of female-to-male transmission (12.0 per 100... Read more »

Dilemma of dangers

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm losing my mind... i have not told some of the most important ppl in my life that i am HIV+ and i am worried about their reaction when i do... Not to mention the fact that i have put others at risk for my own selfish gains... i need to know what... Read more »

Dried pre-cum...how dangerous?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone have any thoughts on this. I licked the penis of a man with possible HIV. I only licked for about 3 seconds, but I think there may have been some dried pre-cum. Let's just say it tasted awful!!! 2 Questions - If there was pre-cum... Read more »
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HIV and hepatitis, danger of transmission

As an HIV+ woman who is planning on engaging in sex with a man who is HIV+ AND has been exposed to various strains of hepatitis via clotting factors, are there any particular precautions we should take other than basic safe sex practices?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. When we are talking about non-sexual transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or other bloodborne diseases, it is important that you take steps to prevent other persons from becoming exposed to your blood.... Read more »

HIV DRUGS ARE DANGEROUS AND TOXIC? WHEN NEW DRUGS!!!!

Hello Dearest Experts, Although it may be true that Hiv Meds might prolong progression to ARC (Aids Related Complications) it seems that the current medicines out to treat the disease are deliquent and inconsistent in allowing patients who spend...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Craig-We do indeed need a new generation of antiretrovirals that are less toxic and maybe we are just starting to see this happen. But, I will tell you, I am a glass half full kind of guy. In my early HIV career I did research on CMV retinitis... Read more »

Are animals a danger to HIV+s?

I want to invite my HIV+ friend to an event to be held at a sort of indoor botanical garden that has monkeys, parrots, etc. Could these creatures present a danger to his health? Also, are there any pets that are particularly safe or unsafe for HIV+...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It depends. Common household pets (dogs, cats) pose no special danger, but kittens less than 6 months old can carry toxoplasma, so HIV+s should be extra careful to wear gloves to change litter boxes and wash their hands if there are kittens around.... Read more »

Flu vaccine dangerous during actute HIV infection?

Is it dangerous to be administered influenza (or other) vaccines if you were recently infected with HIV? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No, it's not dangerous. Vaccinations may transiently cause a rise in viral replication, leading to a transient spike in viral load. However, the beneficial effects of appropriate vaccinations far outweigh any even theoretical risks... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis and HIV: A Dangerous Duo Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men

A blog by Gail Bolan, M.D., Director of the Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), discusses surveillance data released in CDC's 2011 STD Surveillance Report. Bolan draws attention to the increase in primary... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

HIV's Silent Dangers Make Early HIV Treatment Critical, Expert Says

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this summary, you'll hear Wafaa El-Sadr, M.D., M.P.H., discuss her plenary paper. It is followed by questions from reporters and comments... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV May Cause Dangerous Blood Clots

Patients who interrupt HIV treatment have a higher risk of blood clots and other problems with blood vessels, even if they are relatively healthy, according to a recently published international study. Researchers analyzed plasma samples from an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas Study: Undocumented Latinos Get Into HIV Treatment Dangerously Late

A study at a free clinic in Houston indicated that undocumented Latinos with HIV begin treatment with more advanced disease than other patients. According to HIV doctors and researchers, successful treatment is more difficult to achieve if the... Read more »