Hiv aids quick facts

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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 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.
Avatar f tn HPV virus, which is one of the major causes of this cancer, is transmitted during intercourse. Women who smoke, have poor nutrition, HIV/AIDS are more likely to get affected with this cancer. • Multiple sexual partners increases the cause of Cervical Cancer : Research suggests that risk of cervical cancer shot up the more number of sexual partners a woman has because multiple sexual partners increases a woman’s risk and exposure to HPV.
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 m tn I am a little puzzled when you say that HIV cannot be transmitted through small cuts and bleeding gums even with semen, because I have read doctors' comments online and HIV help websites that HIV can be transmitted orally through this kind of situation. Could you please advise me further on this? I don't mean to ask for the sake of asking, but I am genuinely puzzled by the different stances taken. I would appreciate it a lot..thank you..
Avatar f tn Thank you so much for your quick response. Some of the articles I read seemed to imply that Minocycline could be used to treat HIV patients. When I read this, I thought perhaps it would suppress HIV antibodies, but I can logically see I am over-thinking this. I will take your advice to heart, firstly that there are no antibiotics that will impact HIV results, and secondly that I should stop searching the internet for every little thing. Thank you so much again.
Avatar m tn Your symptoms are more than likely due to anxetiy over HIV. Read into the facts about how HIV is transmitted.
Avatar m tn Although it is possible to go that long without symptoms that make HIV/AIDS clinically obvious, it is uncommon. And yes, your viral load would probably be quite high. Would I personally recommend RNA testing for you? Of course not. And if you came to my clinic and demanded it, we would refuse -- as I suspect (and hope) they have done if you had made such requests at your GUM clinic(s).
Avatar f tn You are not HIV positive and you are not in danger of becoming HIV positive unless you have unprotected intercourse with an HIV positive person, all the ways that HIV is really transmitted. Only the facts...not the fictions. You need to ask your therapist about teaching you CBT. You need to learn to stop these thoughts at the get go and not let them go on and on until you are consumed with them. Let me know how your "exposure therapy" goes.
Avatar n tn i didn't knew he is a hiv positive but last june 2016, he died and they said due to aids. i only receive oral sex with him twice. there's no visible blood present in my penis and no sores in my penis nor on his mouth that time but i've been terrified for 2 months. i also researched in the internet if i was at risk or not but they answer "only in theory". my question is, do i have to rely on the facts that i was not at risk or do i need to take a test?
Avatar n tn I'm not white :) hehe. I look pretty white, but somehow I'm middle eastern. go figure. anyway, i get what you're saying. However, when I told my mother about my concerns last night, her reaction was: 1) "don't worry, you don't have HIV - I can tell by just looking at you" 2) "i know people who have HIV"... how is it that she knows people (plural) who have HIV - we're middle class...
Avatar m tn odds of a person being HIV+ (this varies, for my town) 1:1000. (keep in mind this number will easily change depending on the risk factors of the person you slept with. here, most HIV patients are prisoners, IV drug users, or sex workers statistically). =0.001% chance your partner has HIV Chance point estimate of per case of oral sex (unprotected) via CDC of a confimed HIV+ partner 1: 10000 (taking into consideration mouth ulcers, cuts, etc). = 0.
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Avatar n tn sorry about all the emotions that are flooding your head and heart right now...this is a difficult place to find yourself in. my son was diagnosed a few months ago with HIV but his g/f tested negative out to three months. who knows exactly "when" he got it...he just got it. he was unfaithful to his g/f many times because of his meth addiction. and NO ppl, he did not shoot up. he also spent time in prison on drug charges and had several tattoos while there...
Avatar m tn Good day to all, As you may see from my previous posts, I had some unprotected heterosexual encounters earlier this year, the last one being a “Low Risk” unprotected receptive oral on the 27th.
Avatar n tn In my case, even though I had a somewhat risky single exposure (giving unprotected anal sex to a transsexual acquaintance), the counselor at the STD clinic here in Toronto (by the way, the most prestigious STD clinic in Canada) said that the chances of getting HIV from that single encounter were low.
Avatar m tn You have to have HIV to get AIDS. AIDS is a progression of HIV.
Avatar m tn htm Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Including HIV Infection, Latex condoms, when used consistently and correctly, are highly effective in preventing the sexual transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In addition, consistent and correct use of latex condoms reduces the risk of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including diseases transmitted by genital secretions, and to a lesser degree, genital ulcer diseases.
Avatar n tn We don,t comment on what other websites say,we say zero risk of hiv infection via oral sex on this forum and have the facts to back it up.Your friend,s,friend can say that he contracted the virus that way,doesn,t mean its true.Anyone can make up a story when asked how they contracted hiv and people have done that in the past to seek attention.Like the man that said he contracted the hiv virus from saliva from his infected son-Come on.
Avatar n tn on here, closing threads and telling people to stop panicking, and trying to act like its not so scary. HIV causes AIDS, and AIDS will kill you in the most painful way imaginable, way before your time. You're right to be scared.
Avatar f tn If there is a link between the two it seems strange that it would happen within the first year after exposure but who knows. Anybody know some facts about people with hiv and when they experienced this as a symptom?
Avatar m tn 'it was the 28th of November...I sat down with a girl and we started to kiss" HIV IS NOT TRANSMITTED BY KISSING. " i only licked her clitoris" HIV IS NOT TRANSMITTED BY ORAL SEX Int Conf AIDS 2004 Jul 11-16; 15:(abstract no. WePpC2072)??Balls JE, Evans JL, Dilley J, Osmond D, Shiboski S, Shiboski C, Klausner J, McFarland W, Greenspan D, Page-Shafer K?University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, United States Oral transmission of HIV, reality or fiction?
Avatar m tn Linking community experience with science, the Foundation develops ground-breaking prevention programs and bold policy initiatives to promote health and create sustainable progress against HIV. Established in 1982, the Foundation refuses to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable." My emailed question to SFAF: "My question is....
Avatar n tn There are two basic problems with most of the questions about symptoms of HIV/AIDS. First, most symptoms of primary HIV infection (acute retroviral syndrome, ARS) are nonspecific, i.e. occur in many conditions other than ARS. Among someone whose exposure is low risk, such as vaginal sex or a single episode of oral sex, the vast majority of people with such things as sore throat, swollen glands, or fever have garden-variety infections, not ARS.
Avatar f tn quick questions... aids med says oral sex quote( insertive oral sex a possible route of HIV transmission? Yes. But is it a documented risk? No.) What does not a documented risk mean??? Does wearing a condom during oral sex mean absolutely no risk??
Avatar m tn Volume 16(17) 22 November 2002 pp 2350-2352 Risk of HIV infection attributable to oral sex among men who have sex with men and in the population of men who have sex with men Page-Shafer, Kimberlya,b; Shiboski, Caroline Hb; Osmond, Dennis Hc; Dilley, Jamesd; McFarland, Willie; Shiboski, Steve Cc; Klausner, Jeffrey De; Balls, Joycea; Greenspan, Deborahb; Greenspan Page-Shafer K, Veugelers PJ, Moss AR, Strathdee S, Kaldor JM, van Griensven GJ.
Avatar f tn There are some truth to the video apex11 shown us... but HIV indeed caused AIDS..because ALL AIDS patients r HIV positive... anyway...all the facts that "HIV cant cause AIDS" is quite true... it only means 1 thing...i dunno how many of u believe in GOD...but i think GOD has started to show us that not all thing can b explained by human logic (science)... that's y AIDS is present, it contradict with all the knowledge we know bout virus...
Avatar n tn 3) I am 95% sure i do not have HIV / AIDS, however i still dont want to risk anything with any potential partner, is kissing, touching, masturbating a female and oral on her / me with condom possible without transmitting HIV. 4) I am still slightly concerned by other symptoms i have, painful back of knee, cold, sore throat etc. I am correct in thinking that these are almost certainly anxiety and or flu related and cant be due to other STD's because of the timescale of a week.
Avatar n tn Virtually all symptoms of HIV occur some, most, or all of the time in at least 100 different medical conditions if not thousands -- the large majority of which are a lot more common than HIV/AIDS. I suggest you totally stop searching the web for HIV/AIDS symptoms. You will only alarm yourself further. "Statistics won't help me when it comes to reality." All we can do is provide facts, statistics, and our professional judgment based on them and our clinical experience.
Avatar m tn Sorry I misinterpreted your statements "In this almost five month period have tested three times by 4th grn and one rapid blood prick, all negative. Suspect neurosyphilis or something like it but have not had syphilis sores." The quick folow-on from HIV to syphilis and the facts that both are blood tests done at the same time do not change my assessment or advice however. There is NO evidence that your non-specific findings are due to HIV and STRONG evidence that you do not.