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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Late stage HIV: Aids occurs during late stage HIV infection. As the immune system starts to weaken, people start to get different fungal and bacterial infections like ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Skin vs. mucosa: In the us, male to female transmission is more common, mainly because the penis is covered almost entirely with uninfectable skin, whereas the vagina ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Common illness: We do not know the exact numbers because many people remain undiagnosed until end-stage aids occurs, but there are estimated to be 50, 000 new cases e ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
15 years experience Infectious Disease
...: When someone is first infected with HIV they can have a flu-like illness. People can live many years without having any symptoms until their immune sy ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Uncircumcised?: Men who are uncircumcised are at higher risk for acquiring HIV from vaginal sex than men who are circumcised. This is because the skin under the fores ... Read More
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Don't know : I couldn't find any data. A study done by nz needle exchange program had 25% prisoners on the program with positive bloods for blood borne illnesses ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
GBT: Gay and bisexual men are the groups most severely affected by HIV in the US. They accounted for more than 60% of all new HIV infections in the US.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Difficult to say: It is difficult to say exactly what are the common symptoms in someone with hiv. Some people may have absolutely no symptoms at the time of diagnosis ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Acute retroviral sx: The most common symptoms of acute retroviral infection is no signs/symptoms. The acute syndrome is no different in males or females ; may present as ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Performing oral sex on a woman who has HIV (knowingly or unknowingly) can transmit HIV as the virus can exist in vaginal secretions.

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