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Avatar m tn I don't know how much he is right as per my knowledge hiv if left untreated then it leads to AIDS and that to after a longer period please help me with your valuable advice on the same.
Avatar f tn Would this briefest of encounters be possible to pass on aids / HIV .. I don't even know if he had it but being anonymous I can't find that information out. Since then I haven't eaten. Haven't slept. And have my girlfriend wondering why I am being "off" with everyone not just her .. I can't think of anything else and cried myself to sleep last night. I can't wait 3 months to find out an go through this til then !
480448 tn?1426952138 I am very honored to be a regular contributor on the HIV Prevention Forum here at MH. The forum is very busy, and we often get the same inquiries over and over. I figured that putting together a journal entry covering the most popular topics, and just laying out the facts may be helpful. I also invite Lizzie Lou and Teak to share their thoughts, and to cover anything I may have missed.
Avatar f tn You can begin to help yourself by getting educated about HIV/AIDS. I would urge you to refrain from any form of sexual encounter until you understand how HIV is transmitted. Since you obviously don't know what does and what doesn't constitute safe sex, you should probably abstain until you learn how to protect both you and your partner. I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but people KNOW there is a risk out there and yet they just keep on having sex and then freaking out.
Avatar m tn Has anyone heard of this hiv like virus in china? If so please share FACTS with me! I'm hoping it's bs.!!
480448 tn?1426952138 Too add to that, in 18 years of being a nurse, I've worked closely with several wonderful ID docs, also specializing in HIV/AIDS, most for quite some time...some with 30+ years in the medical field, specializing in infectious diseases. Their comments were the same. While they often said they wouldn't be comfortable saying something was impossible (that's a doctor thing), they all said that oral sex carried no risk.
1177879 tn?1266467068 Pick up your telephone this instant and call your local HIV/AIDS Hotline and get the facts. Oh wait...............you've already been given the facts but choose not to believe them. What else do you want and/or expect us to tell you?
Avatar f tn No. A risk is a risk and the only way to know your status is by testing.
Avatar m tn None of these new people care if you feel bad or if you love this fourm,i ask niceley please lets stay with the facts,this is a hiv fourm,if you wont to talk start a new post, med help will not mind.
172826 tn?1423426556 and as i have stated before i am going for more testing HIV, hep and syphilis.. after 3 STD's you are very prone to get HIV if your system comes in contact with it.. so.. That scares me as well...
Avatar n tn That is the Mass. Aids Hotline. Now if you would have taken the time they have the disclaimer also for newly infected. This has nothing to do with anywhere except Mass. if you do not live in Mass. it does not apply. It also states a test taken today, will tell you what your status was six weeks ago. http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dph/aids/guide_counsel_test.
Avatar n tn My sister recently moved in, she is has AIDS. my husband is concerned that we and our kids can contract it. He is currently doing his CEU hours and HIV explains that we can contract it by sneezing, coughing, muscus. Any body fluids will can live 24 hours on a surface and without knowing if we touch it we can get it. Is this true and How can we prevent it?
Avatar m tn HIV is not transmitted by kissing, even with sores in the mouth. Despite the billions of kissing events in the AIDS era, not one case of HIV has been known to be transmitted that way, even though millions of those kisses undoubtedly were with cuts in the mouth or on the lips.
Avatar m tn Hi, For HIV/AIDS questions please post on HIV community forum. Condoms are highy effective against the transmission of most STDs (HIV is one of them). Continue to use condoms for any insertive sexual acts.
Avatar m tn org/posts/Herpes/What-are-the-chances-of-this-being-herpes/show/1916954#post_8942916 but i am wondering about HIV now. had sex with a girl with condom, condom didnt break but she did bleed... and i think she gave me chlamydia...timeline makes sense. i dont know her so i cant contact her stupid encounter. anywho, i am stressed about my hiv risk. i have a fever of 99 F and i feel a burning sensation in my arms, no swollen lymph nodes that i can tell and my groin is also burning.
Avatar n tn Well about a month after the time with no condom i got the flu and i was like what if its aids so i look up facts on hiv and aids on the inet. It said a month to two months after wards you can get flu like symptoms. This was about a month ago. With the flu i lost about 10 lbs. It also said loss of weight was a sign. I then saw other symptoms and began having them but that may have been in my head. Ive been very stressed since theis time and had diarrhea off and on since this time.
Avatar n tn What it does say is that 2005 estimations is 67% of those infected with HIV are MSM. No where does it say that 67% of the gay population has HIV. Again get your facts correct. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/msm/resources/factsheets/msm.
Avatar m tn if a guy (non hiv) have sex with 10 girls deep penetration without condow what are the chances of those 8 people getting hiv 2.how did you get hiv? 3.what is the maximummmmmmm window period for hiv to show up?
Avatar n tn I'm constantly amazed that with the wealth of information available for HIV prevention, so many people remain ignorant of the facts. (Ignorant does NOT mean stupid) Besides getting information from your local HIV/AIDS centers, or the HIV Hotlines available in virtually every community, one of the best educations you can get is simply spending time reading the posts on our HIV Prevention Forum.
Avatar f tn org, wedmd and other sites regarding HIV. It states you can contract HIV or AIDS thru oral sex. I've been reading thru all the post from the experts on this site and they say no. Can someone please tell me real facts?? Thank you so much...
Avatar f tn NONE. Your HIV anxiety is out of control and I would first suggest you contact your local HIV/AIDS Hotline and get the FACTS. If that does not help you gain the knowledge and reassurance you need to MOVE ON, then your next step is getting into some therapy to work on why you have all these irrational fears.And they ARE irrational. You can continue to live your life cowering in fear or you can empower yourself with knowledge. It is now up to you.
Avatar n tn there is a guy' post shows Standard test(ANTI-body) can find the virus between week 2 and week 6 by percentage. i am wondering the window period, so many HIV/AIDS (national des control ) point out test after 13 weeks is rule , they dont even mention any test at 6 weeks mark. ARS timing has huge difference among websites, thebody dr. bob said it takes weeks to appear the ars symptoms, and here Dr.HHH said between day 10 to 20 majorirty people with hiv will experience the ARS.
Avatar n tn Coinfection with other STDs can increase risk of transmission of HIV by up to 2 - 5 times. (Per CDC, San Francisco AIDS foundation) Fact: One can never be certain whether or not one's partner is coinfected w/ HIV and another std. (given) Conclusion: If the partner has HIV, risk of oral sex in relation to HIV infection ranges from 1 in 2000 to 1 in 10,000 for this single occurance. Therefore, chance of infection is low, but certainly not zero.
Avatar m tn I do not say this out of unkindness but rather concern; I volunteer with the local HIV/AIDS project in my community and I encounter many people whose unwarranted fears about HIV are ruining their lives. If you are unable to take assurance from the numerous replies you have received that you are NOT infected with HIV, I recommend you seek professional therapy to deal with anxiety.
Avatar f tn As anyone with OCD or a phobia knows, the best way to get rid of it is to face it head on and for the past year thats what i've been trying to do. I've even become a volunteer for my local Aids project and done HIV/AIDS walks to help those who are living with this condition and to show my support, learning everything i can about HIV to lessen the fear. You'd think i'd be doing well right? WRONG On to my situation: I'm in dire need of some help here.
Avatar n tn CRF A/E is prevalent in south-east Asia, but originated in central Africa. Subtype B is major contributor to HIV epidemic in USA and Europe. Subtype C is largely predominant in southern and eastern Africa, India and Nepal.
Avatar n tn You have a good understanding of the timing of the ARS and the subsequent time course of HIV infection. However, you have seemed to missed our repeated statements that the symptoms of the ARS are TOTALLY non-specific and when people experience "ARS symptoms" they are much more likely to have something else, usually some other, more typical virus infection.