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Insertive Anal - Definite infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does being the insertive partner in unprotected anal sex with an HIV + partner DEFINITELY mean that you will be infected. I hear all sorts of stats about this practice that sometimes downplay it and others that exaggerate it as being as dangerous as... Read more »

Subtypes And Undetectables--definitive answer??

Posted by worried22yo, 1 Reply
Has anyone seen any statistic as to the number of cases where an HIV infection would not show on a standard ELISA or PCR because it is either a rare strand or whatever? Thanks guys.

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Definitive Signs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me what are the DEFINITIVE signs that you are HIV infected? I don't mean full blown AIDS. Are there any early symptoms that will be synonymous with early HIV infection? Read more »

What's the definition of open wound for HIV

Posted by sweetangel, 1 Reply
What's the definition of open wound when it comes to HIV transmission. Does it have to be bleeding? Or how recent to be considered open?

I had sex with my HIV + partner yesterday, He came on my chest but little did I realize that that previous night... Read more »

PCR "definitive?" HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
After a "what was I thinking" unsafe encounter, I really stressed out. Sure enough, within three weeks, my groin nodes were inflamed. My doctor said, "No problem." Over the next two weeks, I began to get a discharge from my genitals, inflamed... Read more »
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Definitely had an exposure

Unprotected sex with an hiv positive guy not on meds. Four hiv antibody tests done so far. Last being 26 weeks after exposure. All symptoms point to hiv. Want to have a baby with monogamous clean partner. Am I 100% ok dr. Wohl? What if I'm not...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Your testing indicates HIV negative so there should be no risk. I appreciate your desire not to infect your female partner. What does she say?DW... Read more »

non-insertive definition

dear doc,i know my question seem like have been answered before. but there's a slight twist.i brushed my penis to the vagina (of a prostitute), is that considered insertive sex? my penis had the vaginal secretions while "brushing" the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Insertive loosely means "putting it (the penis)in" the vagina, rectum, or mouth. Brushing your penis against the vagina does not qualify as insertive, and therefore the risk for transmission is negligible.RMK... Read more »

A definitive HIV Testing response please.

Hi Ryan. You're a stud! Thanks for your invaluble work in this Forum; even when you answer the paranoid, OCD,... I am a healthcare worked and use the resource often.Background: To date, I am sero-negative. I had an unsafe incident very...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Unfortunately, you are right about having some reason to be concerned. However, a one time exposure to an HIV positive person does not guarantee infection (see "Serodiscordant male couple anal sex"... Read more »

Why we need to be cured definitely

I appreciate very much your optimism and kind words about the current possibilities in treating HIV. However I need to make a provocative question. Why we still need to disclose? Why are we still criminalyzed? Why there's stigma? Why we need to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for sharing your thoughts.I agree with you in that we all desire a cure for HIV- eradication of the virus, eradication of stigma and discrimination; not just for those living with the virus, but for those groups of people in risk... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Treating HIV-Infected People With Antiretrovirals Significantly Reduces Transmission to Partners

Men and women infected with HIV reduced the risk of transmitting the virus to their sexual partners by taking oral antiretroviral medicines when their immune systems were relatively healthy, according to findings from a large-scale clinical study... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

No Definitive Link Between Hormonal Contraceptives and Increased Risk of HIV Infection Among Women, CDC Says

"There is no clear link between the use of contraceptives such as the birth control pill or Depo-Provera shots and an increased risk that a woman will contract HIV, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday," Reuters ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Number of Named Partners and Number of Partners Newly Diagnosed With HIV Infection Identified by Persons With Acute Versus Established HIV Infection

Acute HIV infections are linked to a disproportionate share of forward transmission in certain populations, note the current study's authors. They hypothesized that patients acutely infected might be able to identify more named partners than those... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Is Accelerated Partner Therapy Partner Notification for Sexually Transmissible Infections Acceptable and Feasible in General Practice?

Despite providers' enthusiasm to engage in sexually transmissible infection (STI) management, partner notification in primary care settings "is problematic and of limited effectiveness," the authors noted. "Innovative partner notification strategies... Read more »