Why Is It That Some People Contract Hiv And Some Don't

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Domestic Violence and HIV

...Many women with HIV have a history of being physically or sexually assaulted prior to finding out about their HIV status. Several studies have shown that women with a history of physical and/or sexual abuse are more likely to contractHIV. Some women become infected with HIV as a direct result of rape or sexual abuse. If a woman uses drugs, alcohol, or sex to escape the pain of prior abuse, she may be at increased risk of getting infected...
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Feeling like im always contracting hiv from bizzare conditons

Dr Bob, I want to start of by saying I am 23, I never engaged in any sexual act and never did any drugs or shared any needles. I feel though since I was 14 that I have been contracting hiv every day or so from bizzare conditions. Just to name a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...also report you have absolutely no HIV exposure risks. In addition you're "extremely afraid to get HIV tested," because you don't know how you'd handle a positive result. WHOA! Just reading back over what you've written do you see a whole lotta... Read more »

How to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)

If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...never dies) arises! Your stressing would have been short-lived if you checked the archives! See below. Dr. Bob How can someone contractHIV? (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008) May 13, 2008 How can someone contractHIV? I mean if... Read more »


How can someone contract HIV? I mean if you have sex with multiple HIV negative people, can you contract it? I dont understand. Can someone get it by having unprotected sex with multiple HIV negative people? I dont understand.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I absolutely agree: You certainly don't understand! Can you contractHIV from having sex with multiple negative people? No, of course not. HIV is a sexually transmitted Read more »

meningitis to hiv

Dear Dr. Horwath:My question is the relation with HIV and Meningitis. I had a fiance who passed 2 years ago from hiv/aids. the truth about how shw contracted the virus was never clearly given other than she had contracted meningitis 5 years...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...of other infections, including bacterial and viral infections, which may also cause meningitis.I don't know how your fiance contracted the virus, but the meningitis was probably a complication of her illness. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: People Not as Concerned About Contracting HIV

...for HIV Research. "People are not concerned about getting HIV because they know the drugs work." He continued, however, "They don't always work. That's what we need to get across: Having HIV is a terrible thing. It's not a panacea. It's a bad... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Keeping a Killer at Bay

...AIDS. "I was a mother; I had children. I loved the man I was with. He had a drug problem. I know he didn't say, 'I am going to contractHIV. Peopledon't do that.'" Berzoza said she kept her condition a secret for years, but in 1994 decided to... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...positive ELISA results must always be confirmed with a Western Blot or IFA (below), and at reputable test sites this is commonly done automatically -- meaning you don't have to have another blood sample drawn. A relatively new test, called a ... Read more »
The Body

HIV/AIDS in Black America: The Uphill Battle

...shocked. Growing up, all I "knew" about HIV was that it was a white disease, and a gay one -- except for Ryan White, who somehow contracted HIV through a blood transfusion. I was under the impression that this was not something that black people... Read more »
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I need to talk to people who have hiv.

Posted by sunfire, 6 Replies
...I would like to talk to other women who have Hiv. Read more »

To all those that are seeking answers

Posted by ItsFaith, 2 Replies
...differently to HIV and everything else! When I get a cold I sneeze for two days prior....other peopledon't. When some peoplecontractHIV they produce antibodies right away, some don't...some get ARS symptoms, some don't....that is why you get... Read more »

Don't want to talk about it.

Posted by bertuccio, 2 Replies
...mentor (who works for the Lighthouse Project, I think) and I am very apprehensive about calling her. I wonder why? I have done a fair amount of research about this topic in the past, due to a large paper I wrote on HIV for college. I wonder if... Read more »

Contracting HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...since we broke up. 2 weeks ago, he contacts me and we've been talking every now and then to this day. He confided in me about contracting an STD from some girl. He didn't tell me exactly what he has. He did give me alot of clues that led me... Read more »
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