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148588 tn?1465782409 I have a hard time believing that a $600 million budget cut spread out over 4 years prevented the CDC from doing their job (which is to protect us) “CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats.” ( ) Making a stand by telling the truth is free but can be costly.
Avatar m tn htm Another type of test is an RNA test, which detects the HIV virus directly. The time between HIV infection and RNA detection is 9–11 days. These tests, which are more costly and used less often than antibody tests, are used in some parts of the United States.
Avatar m tn As per CDC FAQs Hiv can be trasmitted from open mouth kissing if the partners have bleeding gums(see link your reference below is the actual excerpt from cdc website. Please reply to this as it is bothering me to great deal. ''It depends on the type of kissing. There is no risk from closed-mouth kissing.
Avatar n tn I have read posts where Teak, for example, referrs people to the CDC page sometimes, where curiously enough it states the following: . It says the oppsoute about oral and kissing Very unfair, whats the truth then? "It depends on the type of kissing. here is no risk from closed-mouth kissing.
Avatar m tn I went to the CDC website for shits and giggles just to see what they had to say about HIV transmission via oral sex. 'It is possible to transmit HIV through giving or receiving oral sex, although the risk is less than anal or vaginal intercourse.' Simply amazing, since most people going to the CDC website are probably worried wells in the first place seeking help for anxiety over a one-time event.
Avatar n tn On the CDC website it says: The following may be warning signs of advanced HIV infection: * rapid weight loss * dry cough * recurring fever or profuse night sweats * profound and unexplained fatigue * swollen lymph glands in the armpits, groin, or neck * diarrhea that lasts for more than a week * white spots or unusual blemishes on the tongue, in the mouth, or in the throat * pneumonia * red, brown, pink, or purplish blotches on or under the skin or inside t
Avatar m tn i had asked the cdc about getting hiv from coming in contact with someone else's blood (my case---shaking hands with a person who had a cut, and then i notice i had a small scab not completely healed where our hands met). the cdc tells me this is a risk and i proceed to freak out. yet from my research, the hiv virus doesnt transmit OUTSIDE the body, right??? even in my situation. why is the cdc this way, do they want to freak people out??? anyone else notice this about them???
Avatar n tn CDC mentioned heterosexual (male-female) contact as a High risk Activity..., I asked them what they mean by heterosexual (male-female) contact, their reply was "Heterosexual (male-female) sexual contact includes both vaginal/anal intercourse and genital-to-genital contact between a man and a woman." This answer is quite confusing to me, since i read that genital contact is low risk activity... Please see below mail snippits..
Avatar m tn Hello I went to the CDC hospital exsanguinate, many patients with HIV. Give me is a patient nurse before spray disinfection before my arm is alcohol, After the blood, cotton without blocking the wound I didn't notice. I clamping arm. Three minutes later I open arms found inside there was blood everywhere, I hate to worry. If the nurse's hand contact with the patients in front of the body fluids, and contact with my arm inside, I'll infection?.
1084114 tn?1302083430 it was a question that still has not been answered!! WHY DOES THE CDC SAY THAT THERE HAVE BEEN CASES WHERE HIV HAS BEEN TRANSMITTED THORUGH ORAL SEX WHEN YOU GUYS SAY THAT IT HAS NOT!!!! that was the question... this has nothing to do with me it has something to do with all of us on here that look to you guys for support and for valid information and the minute someone questions your validity you guys want to block us and make us feel like we are crazy!!!! so yet again?
Avatar m tn The CDC hasn't used 6 months since 2004.
Avatar m tn Hello all, According to "New CDC Recommendations for HIV Testing in Laboratories", using antibody+antigen tests can shortens the windows period up to 4 weeks. As this link: I tested negative after 30 days from a high risk exposure with a 4th generation hiv test and hiv 1 rna pcr test.
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20821760 tn?1523373904 Have a read guys.
Avatar n tn What's the CDC take on the risks of performing cunnilingus on a woman? Is cunnilingus considered a risky behaviour for being infected with HIV? Any reported cases? Is it considered a relatively safe sex behaviour concerning HIV?
Avatar m tn Oral Sex Is Not Risk Free Like all sexual activity, oral sex carries some risk of HIV transmission when one partner is known to be infected with HIV, when either partner’s HIV status is not known, and/or when one partner is not monogamous or injects drugs.
Avatar n tn If you have had sex with someone whose history of sex partners and/or drug use is unknown to you or if you or your partner has had many sex partners, then you have more of a chance of being infected with HIV. Both you and your new partner should get tested for HIV, and learn the results, before having sex for the first time. For women who plan to become pregnant, testing is even more important.
3159640 tn?1430910900 Just for clarification, I am curious as to why links below from CDC note that there have been cases of HIV transmitted within the household, although I have seen Dr. Hunter write that he has to his knowledge not heard of any such cases (ie transmission via razors and toothbrushes) Thanks!
Avatar n tn Scared, If you'd thoroughly searched this site, you'd realise that the ESTIMATED per-act risk for insertive vaginal sex with a KNOWN HIV + person is 2000/1. This statistic comes from the CDC. Teak informs us that you're close to being banned on Dr. H's forum. You keep posting questions, the answers to which are freely available here and elsewhere. Stop clogging the forum; you had no quantifiable risk, you have the answers to the questions pertaining your own situation.
Avatar m tn No ! This is not the official web site of CDC.
Avatar m tn Please help me undrestand the following exposure , specially for Health Care Worker #2 and #3. If Hiv gets weak once outside the body then what happend in this circustances ?
5054727 tn?1362958907 According to CDC, performing blowjob on a male isn't a risk-free activity, it's "low risk and test recommended. But you say it's "zero risk." I don't know what to do know. Help please.
Avatar m tn Thank you for your inquiry to CDC-INFO. We apologize for not responding promptly to your e-mail. Our response time has slowed because of a recent high volume of inquiries. While it is theoretically possible to spread HIV in the way you described, it is extremely unlikely. HIV is spread mostly through sexual intercourse and by sharing needles.
Avatar m tn I have read a great deal of literature concerning the risk of HIV transmission from oral sex (by this I mean oral sex preformed on a man with no condom use) and it seems most experts believe there is virtually no risk of acquiring HIV from oral sex. Why does the CDC cling to the notion that oral sex is risky? On the CDC website they even have the audacity to claim that ‘deep’ kissing may be a possibly risky activity? Is the CDC behind the curve? Or are they simply fear-mongering?
Avatar m tn Results from laboratory studies should not be used to assess specific personal risk of infection because (1) the amount of virus studied is not found in human specimens or elsewhere in nature, and (2) no one has been identified as infected with HIV due to contact with an environmental surface.
Avatar n tn I never used that hand and am pretty sure that hand was kept out of the picture, but what if pre-*** also came in contact with that- 3) Any risk? I also read that the CDC wants regular HIV testing for everyone. 4) Is that necessary? I'm not very sexually active. Finally, 5) is there risk from someone receiving oral sex without a condom? I heard its a theoretical risk but my fifth and final question is have there been any documented cases? I've never done this, I'm just curious.
Avatar n tn You'd have to ask the CDC why the say what they say. Maybe it because as a governmental agency, they must be conservative. Maybe it because oral transmission is a theoretical risk for the person doing the sucking on a man (cunnilingus and insertive are absolutely NO RISK), therefore within the theoretical realm of possibility. But we know from scientific studies that the probability is very very vanishingly low to non-existent. Certainly not worth testing over or worrying over.
179355 tn?1207410851 8 million units.(25,26) HIV antibody tests fail to identify HIV-infected blood donated by HIV-infected persons who have not yet seroconverted. Exclusion of donors is voluntary. Interviews with HIV antibody-positive donors reveal that most recognize their risk but fail to exclude themselves.(27) As a result, laboratory efforts to eliminate HIV-infected donors have continued and testing has improved.
Avatar m tn If you are referring to HIV, CDC does not have data on a specific percentage for this. It is extremely rare. More than 95 percent of persons develop antibodies within 3 months. A few cases of persons who have not developed antibodies until 6 months have been reported; this is most common in persons who have taken antiretrovirals for post-exposure prophylaxis after an occupational exposure to HIV (e.g., a needle stick) but seroconversion in these circumstances is also extremely rare.