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Why Is Hiv Hard To Transmit

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how much precum is required to transmit hiv

Hi there, Doc. I had male to male sex last night. As a practice, I always require my partner to use condoms. So we did it, before he inserted his penis inside my anus, i put the condom myself. So he inserted and started penetrating me. We changed...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,It would be hard to say how much pre-ejaculatory fluid would be needed to cause transmission. It would depend on many factors, such as how much virus was present, whether or not there was tearing in your rectum, and were you using... Read more »

HIV can be transmitted through food

Dear Dr DavidThis has happened while having a lunch @ one of my friend's place.After having... Read more »

HIV or other blood transmitted disease

HelloLast week I went to stay at a hotel. I used the hairdryer that was kept in a drawer. Now the... Read more »
Articles
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

There is no easy answer concerning how to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many people find it easy tohave sex, they find it extremely difficult to talk about it. So how does onebegin? The... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Rectal Sexually Transmitted Infections Found to Increase HIV Risk

In high-income countries such as Canada, Australia and the U.S. and regions such as Western Europe, HIV infections continue to spread, particularly among men who have sex with men (MSM). New York City was one of the first urban regions hard hit by... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Editorial Commends Washington D.C.'s STD Testing Initiative in High Schools

"The statistics behind" Washington D.C.'s expanded effort to offer voluntarily, confidential testing for sexually transmitted diseases in high schools "show why it is necessary," a Washington Post editorial states. "Of the 3,000 students at... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Is HIV the Only Incurable Sexually Transmitted Disease?

A lot of people think that if they (and their sexual partners) have tested negative for HIV, they no longer need to use condoms. Many people forget that HIV tests do not immediately detect an infection. In addition, many people think that HIV/AIDS... Read more »
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TRANSMITTING HIV TO NEWBORN TWINS/NEED ADVISE?????

Posted by Jessie, 3 Replies
I recently had my husband come to me, upset, crying and concerned about his brothers two newborn twins and the fact that me and my husband are both HIV+. Apparently, the brother confronted my husband about being with the newborns and washing his... Read more »

HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease in Women

Posted by adoniadennis, 1 Reply
Some of the most common warning signs with STD's in women would be the constant feeling of the flu, as many STD's lower one's immune system, making them much more susceptible to illness. Another would be the appearance of lesions, rashes, or even... Read more »

Having a hard time!!

Posted by Anonymous
I had an exposure almost 8 weeks ago. Exposure was unprotected vaginal sex with a stripper for maybe 10 minutes. I am male. No blood or secretions by either party as far as I can tell. It seemed like dry sex.

Symptoms: dry mouth from day 3 on... Read more »

Hiv usually transmitted before people know

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - HIV infection is likely to be transmitted before people are even aware that they are carriers, UK researchers report in the January 3rd issue of AIDS.

"The study demonstrates that a significant proportion of new HIV-1... Read more »