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Avatar n tn Fact (1) Unprotected sex, Fact (2) HSV2 positive partner, Fact (3) HSV can be transmitted with or without symptoms, Fact (4) You can have HSV without symptoms A person can contract HIV/aids in 2 minutes - so what exactly are they trying to say? I think we should beware of persons on this site who are too quick to provide "reassurance" - which we are all looking for. Wait your 3 months and do your blood tests, and don't engage yourself sexually (unprotected) during this time.
Avatar m tn Do those odds apply as she was a high class Turkish escort? 3. Are my symptoms typical of ARS and early HIV infection? 4. Can HIV turn into AIDS within a matter of months as I seem to have re developed this throat irritation again or is it normal to have this throat irritation throughout an HIV infection even before it develops into full blown aids? 5. What are the chances I have infected my wife in the 3 unprotected encounters I've had with her? 6.
Avatar n tn A CBC and WBC will not tell a doctor that you have or don't have HIV.
29837 tn?1414538248 The recommendation to avoid cannabis is especially important in patients who are coinfected with HCV/HIV since the progression of fibrosis is already greater in these patients. "Hepatitis C is a major public health concern and the number of patients developing complications of chronic disease is on the rise," according to Norah Terrault, MD, MPH, from the University of California, San Francisco and lead investigator of the study.
Avatar n tn It doesn't matter what ethnic group one is in, they can get HIV.
Avatar n tn In the meantime, if you want to read about the nitty gritty on all the various things addressed by an STD counselor with STDs and Hep and HIV / AIDS, testing, counseling, etc., set forth by the CDC, here are some links where you can read up on it. Best of luck
Avatar f tn In such areas it is also common to find high rates of people infected with HIV/AIDS. It is now also common to find HIV-infected IDUs co-infected with Hepatitis C. Co-infection is in fact so common that the prevalence of co-infection can reach up to 60 percent in some places and in other hot spots reach 70 to 80 percent. The hepatitis C virus is five times more contagious than HIV. Thankfully it is not easily transmitted, even through saliva.
Avatar m tn Transmission via the vagina and rectum appears to be far greater than that via the mouth/throat. The lower transmission rates of HIV via the oral route are leading many individuals to the false conclusion that oral sex is safe from the risk of HIV infection. Epidemiological data support the premise that, whereas HIV transmission via saliva is low or non-existent, oral infection with HIV in semen appears to be possible. Animal studies confirm that HIV can be transmitted via the oral tissues.
936016 tn?1332769204 Many of the questions we answer on this Forum and also the Freedomhealth Sexual Health Forum relate to anxiety about HIV and also possible early HIV symptoms. One of the main problems in relying on HIV symtoms themselves is that they are notoriously vague and almost all the symptoms may in fact be symptoms of a different disease. The best method always of diagnosing HIV is to have a modern HIV test.
29837 tn?1414538248 First, it's difficult to tell from the article how marijuana affects SVR rates in the subgroups that completed treatment. But given the overall (54%) SVR rate of the marijuna smoking (MS) group, the marijuana didn't seem to hurt. What is odd is very low completion and SVR rates of the non-marijuna smoking (NMS) group which was 29 and 18 per cent respectively. So...
Avatar f tn Millions of cases of an infection for which there is no vaccine, no effective treatment, and where case management is so expensive that it is beyond the reach of most patients," said Dr. Laith J. Abu-Raddad, co-author of the study and assistant professor of public health at the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group at the Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar." Alarming.
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Avatar m tn Well the time has just about arrived for the over the counter HIV rapid tests--this will encourage more people to test and infection rates will obviously go down--I congratulate the FDA and the Obama administration--by the way--I look forward to President Obamas second term in office--he will win by a country mile.
Avatar f tn He is an African American male, mostly healthy except for allergies, and he has been with both Caucasian and African American escorts.. 2. What are the transmission rates for an HIV+ female to an HIV- male, if they are having unprotected vaginal and anal sex? 3. What are the transmission rates for a female of unknown HIV status to an HIV- male, if they are having unprotected vaginal and anal sex? 4.
Avatar m tn - but recently, I've been plagued by severe HIV anxiety. It all started when I read an article in the paper about local HIV/AIDs rates in my home state. I've lived an extremely safe life - only two sex partners in long-term, monogamous relationships - but I did engage in unsafe sex a few times with my ex-girlfriend. The chance of having HIV - however miniscule - played on my mind.
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 f tn Ritonavir does not cure HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing HIV to others. People taking ritonavir may still get opportunistic infections or other conditions that happen with HIV infection. Some of these conditions are pneumonia, herpes virus infections, and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infections.
Avatar m tn Not only was the person hiv positive, but was diagnosis with Aids. However all of the symptoms listed above was similar to those of ARS, identical those posted by the cdc. What also raises concern for me are (window periods) since there has never been a study on precise data on seroconversion, however only estimated variables. Since lack of such research how can we apply window periods to every individual?Every individual is uniquely different and responds to infections at different rates.
Avatar n tn not once has anybody reported having a patient whose only exposure to a high risk partner was fingering who then caught HIV. Not once in 30 years of the AIDS epidemic worldwide. Therefore, it is obvious that cuts make no measurable difference. You're trying awfully hard to prove to me (and to yourself) that you were at risk. You were not. Please accept the reassurance you have been given and move on.
Avatar n tn then i started reading about scary high aids rates in portugal. especially as most new infections here come from hetero sexual encounters. since then i frequently have ars fear which i then can calm with intellectual arguments but emotionally the fear returns. what is your opinion on this matter in regards to risk assessment knowing the given facts? thanks in advance.
936016 tn?1332769204 HIV ‘out of control’ among French gay men Doctors in France have described HIV among gay men in France as “out of control” after a study into the latest HIV infection rates. Scientists from the French National Institute for Public Health found that while new cases of HIV had dropped dramatically in the general population, there was no drop in cases among gay men. Their findings were published in the September 9 Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.
Avatar m tn hi everyone, Well, my story is about aids. When i was with my Xgf, we were both virgins. She told me that she never had sex. i told her neither me. We did it the first time with condom. It was a bit hard to insert my penis, but when i did, she bled a lot. I didn't ejaculate, it was hurting her, she wanted to stop. The second time, also with condom, we did it, she bled didn't ejaculate, she was hurt.
Avatar m tn Just a little confused about HIV risk and infection. I've read that HIV is extremely difficult to contract, that the chances of infection are around 1 in a 1000 through unprotected vaginal sex with an infected partner. If that is the case, why are so many people infected? I've read that around 1 million people in the U.S. are believed to be HIV positive. In some Sub-Saharan African countries the infection rate is 30%.
Avatar f tn Ritonavir does not cure HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing HIV to others. People taking ritonavir may still get opportunistic infections or other conditions that happen with HIV infection. Some of these conditions are pneumonia, herpes virus infections, and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infections.
Avatar n tn But if they are outwardly heterosexual and therefore unlikely to have had regular sex with other men, and if they were not injection drug users, former prisoners, or immigrants from countries with high rates of HIV/AIDS, then the chance they had HIV is very low. Even if infected, the average chance of HIV transmission is around 1 in every 1,000 episodes of unprotected vaginal intercourse. Just about every symptom of most infections can be associated with HIV.
Avatar m tn I add for the benefit of anyone reading this post, I did some additional research and found that the Michigan dept of health estimates there are only 19300 people living with Hiv/aids in our state of 9.8 million and of that number 12600 of them are in the greater detriot area (over 300 miles from me. Furthermore only 830 of the total are white females. Im sure if I could break it down to our county and age it would be even more remote.
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.
Avatar n tn and would point out that no single case like the deputy president's can be extrapolated to an entire population group. (Especially someone in an adminstration whose president has denied the role of HIV in AIDS or the utility of antiviral treatment!) But this discussion is over. Politics and broad social issues, beyond STD/HIV, are not accepteable in this forum. Further comments along those lines will be deleted.
Avatar m tn UK guidelines (regarded as second only to the US in experience and Medical Community Input in all matters relating to HIV and AIDS) would provide them at NHS rates if a Medical Practioner so prescribed. Other wise he might have to pay the full prescription cost. But this is all for swissmen to get off his butt and just go and see an ER physician.