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Worldwide, The Main Route Of Hiv Infection Is Through

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than 25% of Scottish Residents Cannot Identify Main Routes of HIV Transmission, Survey Finds

More than 25% of Scottish residents are unable to identify HIV's main transmission routes -- sexual intercourse, blood transfusions, injection drug use and mother-to-child transmission -- according to the recently released National AIDS Trust ... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH-Led Team Maps Route for Eliciting HIV Neutralizing Antibodies

Top: These images show three antibodies' HIV-binding segments, which neutralize the virus. The VRC01 and VRC03 antibodies were found in the blood of an HIV-infected North American donor, while the VRC-PG04 antibody was found in the blood of an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UNAIDS Report Says Heterosexual Sexual Contact Main Cause for HIV's Spread in China

The rate of HIV infections attributed to heterosexual sex tripled in China between 2005 and 2007, according to the UN's recently released "2009 AIDS Epidemic Update." Of new infections in China, 40 percent were acquired heterosexually, 32 percent... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Questionable route of infection

I have read that "You won't get HIV from sweat, saliva, or tears.". But studies have shown that HIV can be found in saliva and tears of some HIV infected patients, with no virus yet to be found in sweat. Even though there is such a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Saliva, tears, sweat, and urine can have the virus in them, but in such smallconcentrations that nobody has ever been infected through them. However, ifany body fluid is visibly contaminated with blood, the risk of... Read more »

CDC reply about transmission of HIV via oral route

Hi Dr FrascinoI have asked CDC about the risk of HIV transmission via the oral route recently and it seems there are some cases of HIV transmission via food. Here is what they replied:Please note that a recent CDC study shows a link between HIV and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, John.My view hasn't changed since the last time I addressed this concern. The risk doesn't apply to adults (or the vast majority of babies either). See link below.Dr. Bob<a... Read more »

Routes of entry

Hi Doc, could you please inform me of different routes of entry for hepatitis c/ hiv? I have messaged you about blood coming into contact with cuts and such and you said it is a very low risk. Does a big amount of infected blood have to get directly...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
HCV is mainly transmitted via injection drug use as is HIV. However, HCV is more readily transmitted through shared injection drug use than HIV. HCV transmission through sex occurs but less commonly than HIV. HCV transmission through sex has been... Read more »

How many strands exist and different routes of transmission?

First, how many different strands of the STD gonnorhea actually exist and do some strands have differentiating methods of transmission? Also, do some strands have a greater liklihood of transmission?...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Gonorhea is a bacteria that has been around for many, many years, so there are many strains in circulation, even within one community. As far as we know, the major difference comes down to antibiotic resistance. Some strains have become increasingly... Read more »
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acne as transmission route

Posted by Anonymous
About 8 weeks ago I engaged in protected sex/protected oral/protected hand job. Yes I know I sound like the poster boy for safe sex, but the one problem was I had a few pimples on the very base of the penis. During the period of typical ARS I felt... Read more »

Living w/HIV in Maine

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I want to move to Southern Maine. Living in NYC, I am currently spoiled by all the services available in NYC. How does Maine rate in terms of services, informed doctors, support organizations, etc.

If anyone has an answer or knows where I can get... Read more »

Anyone in Maine that I can talk to about my HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am really depressed about my HIV and would love to find a positive friend that I can talk to in Maine. Im in South Portland Read more »

Maine

Posted by skye56, 2 Replies
Hiv + since 1984,looking to correspond with other hiv gay men Read more »