AIDS/Questions

SubjectDate AskedExpert
Chances of getting HIV by a cut from someone infectious?1/23/2013Gorkey Gourab
  Q: I was in extern for medical assisting and an aids patient came in. we exchanges his id and a couple ...
  A: No, there is no risk involved in this scenario. A non-bleeding paper cut should not be of any ...
Question about risk of oral sex1/22/2013Gorkey Gourab
  Q: I meet a guy 4 weeks ago, I am attached, he is too, I asked him do a test for hiv, he did and was ...
  A: You are right. Since he is HIV negative. Risk of HIV transmission through oral sex in this scenario ...
What is my chance of been positive?1/22/2013Gorkey Gourab
  Q: i recently had sex with a stranger , the condom broke . After a period of 2 minutes realizing it ...
  A: HIV risk always is very low for any single episode of unprotected vaginal sex (i.e. condom break). ...
hiv symptoms1/21/2013Gorkey Gourab
  Q: I'm Karthick 20 year old boy from India. I have already dealt my problem with you a 2 months ago ...
  A: There is no possibility of HIV transmission in the way you have mentioned. It was non-penetrative, ...
hiv fear of infection1/15/2013Gorkey Gourab
  Q: I recently was talking with an hiv positive man and during the conversation I believe I felt his ...
  A: HIV, according to experts, is not normally transmitted through saliva. Transmission of the virus ...
HIV, deep kissing blood1/13/2013Gorkey Gourab
  Q: I'm Mattia, I'm a 21 years old gay male. Two days ago I deep kissed with a guy who I don't know (so ...
  A: Yes, this is a long debated issue. Let us be clear about the fact that although very rare, but in ...
hiv can passes through nails1/2/2013Gorkey Gourab
  Q: I am jegan from india.i brought chicken,on that cutted nails are there.I taken out and cooked ...
  A: There is no possibility of HIV transmission through swallowing foods. HIV only transmits through ...
Who gets aids10/29/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: Some religous nuts say that aids is spread by gays and bisexuals. IS that true? I dont believe it ...
  A: HIV is not spread by any particular group everywhere. And you have rightly identified that these ...
hiv through series of events10/10/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: today i had a senario in which i faced some problems. first when i was talking to my friends i felt ...
  A: I understand your concern. However, you can be sure that there is no possibility of HIV transmission ...
teeth6/25/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: i real want to know if someone can infected with aids if got wound from the teeth of someone with ...
  A: If I am guessing right, by HIV transmission from the teeth, you meant human bite. If so, following ...
worried..6/24/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: I had never has sexual intercourse with anybody other than my wife. But I am worried about the below ...
  A: There is no chance of being HIV infected in either of the cases. For first case, viral load (in ...
risk of HIV infection5/9/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: I had protected sex(with a condom) with a sex worker recently. however, when withdrawing my penis I ...
  A: There are two possibilities: 1. Since you practiced safer sex (with condom from beginning to the ...
Two institution that are involved in supporting or giving redress to these disaster5/9/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: Two institution that are involved in supporting or giving redress to these disaster
  A: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) joined this fight as one of the key ...
miracle cures5/8/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: this man, called David Owura claimed that he had cured with divine powers a man with AIDS! and ...
  A: There is no cure for AIDS or HIV infection. Although antiretroviral treatment can suppress HIV – the ...
Saliva/blood5/7/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: I really appreciate all that you do to help those that are worried. I know you have been asked the ...
  A: You are absolutely right. HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host, except under strictly ...
Contracting HIV5/6/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: Having booked to go and get a check up in the local STD (GUM) clinic this week, I thought I would ...
  A: If you had vaginal sex and anal sex (with enough lubrication), used condom in each encounter and did ...
spit in eye4/21/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: Yesterday night i caught a small amount of spit in the eye from an almost toothless, maybe homeless ...
  A: HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host, except under strictly controlled laboratory ...
doubt4/13/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: In a petrol station, while taking the balance amount the attender took money from his inner pocket ...
  A: There is no possibility of HIV transmission since HIV does not transmit through such casual ...
scared wanting to know if I have hiv4/9/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: I'm 21. I just came to town three months ago in december. I've been having sex with guys from a ...
  A: According to CDC (2010), 1. most people develop detectable antibodies approximately 30 days after ...
Some questions about aids3/26/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: Can sexual fluids of an infected person being pass through the open wounds or pimple to the blood ...
  A: HIV (the virus) is present in the sexual fluids and blood of infected people. Sexual fluid: For ...
Hiv through needle3/24/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: sir Thanks for response my question hiv through needle prick previusly pricked nurse any documented ...
  A: I have answered the first part of your question in my previous response. In order to get conclusive ...
Hiv through needle3/22/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: sir 2 weeks ago i take hiv blood test. test result was non reactive but during test fresh hollow ...
  A: According to WHO reformatted report titled 'WHO Surgical Care at the District Hospital', in the ...
am i at risk for hiv please help3/21/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: i was with a strange girl which i dont khnow if shes hiv negative or positive she was naked ( with ...
  A: Universal precautions are maintained in all clinical settings in order to prevent transmission of a ...
ethical behaviour of an infected person3/21/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: Is it unethical to have sex with someone and not disclose your status if you are HIV positive. ...
  A: I see the answer to your question in the following way: "Sure lying about your HIV status is wrong, ...
Epidemic3/20/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: Is it possible to know the latest update of HIV in Bangladesh? Can you refer to any link that can be ...
  A: Dev, Yes, possible. You can get the report (PDF version) of 9th round serological surveillance in ...
Castles in the lymphatic glands roof of the mouth and the shortness of breath1/17/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: I suffer from pain in the lymph nodes without swelling since 6 months and oral infections, as well ...
  A: While early HIV signs and symptoms may include sore throat and SWOLLEN lymph glands, these signs and ...
Is infection with HIV possible in this situation?1/12/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: I was on class duty and when I went to clean the sponges, I accidentally dropped one into the ...
  A: You are absolutely right about the fact that HIV does not transmit through urine. HIV need direct ...
Fear of flu like symptoms being aids1/9/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: A person in my family has a severe flu like illness and I am scared its AIDS thank you
  A: Just having flu like symptoms does not indicate that one has AIDS. S/he can be suffering from flu, ...
Health - HIV/AIDS1/5/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: Is kissing a high-risk behavior, low-risk behavior, or a no-risk behavior for contracting HIV? ...
  A: Following are two basic points regarding your1. There is no risk of transmission closed-mouth ...
HIV AIDS1/1/2012Gorkey Gourab
  Q: I had safe sex with some prostitutes which I think I don't have to worry about. (Do I have to?). But ...
  A: Although experiencing condom break with commercial sex worker (one of the Most-at-Risk Populations) ...
HIV from Dried vaginal Secretion.12/7/2011Gorkey Gourab
  Q: My previous question was I have recently gone through a mail that HIV from dried infectious body ...
  A: Welcome again. Your first question regarding this issue was most likely on mid-May this year. Let ...
Hiv from bad wisdom tooth and chips12/6/2011Gorkey Gourab
  Q: Me and a Co-worker of mine both have bad wisdom teeth both are bleeding. (I know I should get it ...
  A: No you can not get HIV infected through food, it is also applicable in case on blood on the chips ...
Chances of getting HIV12/6/2011Gorkey Gourab
  Q: I had an unprotected sex with a woman who I later noticed she is taking ARVs meaning she has HIV. ...
  A: Having unprotected sex is one of the main routes of HIV transmission. In your case, I will add ...
AIDS12/5/2011Gorkey Gourab
  Q: I have one question, can one get this disease from touching loincloth with a penis ?
  A: No. HIV only transmits through get in to contact with infected person’s blood, semen/vaginal fluid. ...
HIV from Dried vaginal Secretion.10/19/2011Gorkey Gourab
  Q: My previous question was I have recently gone through a mail that HIV from dried infectious body ...
  A: I would also go with the M.D. you consulted regarding Acute Retroviral Syndrome (ARS). Also, I would ...
hiv10/10/2011Gorkey Gourab
  Q: me homosexual, and ano receptive man i am engaged in sex with my 5 known partners since last 4 years ...
  A: Let me first point out a few facts: 1. A number of studies have demonstrated that oral sex is not ...
Am I susceptible to HIV and other STD's??10/3/2011Gorkey Gourab
  Q: I am 27 years old and never had sex until early 2010 and since then I had sex with 11 different ...
  A: Female sex workers are considered as one of the most at risk populations. Considering that you have ...
Cut Lip and HIV9/2/2011Gorkey Gourab
  Q: I just came down to live with family in a big city. The other day, while riding a bus, a woman who ...
  A: HIV does not transmit through spits. However, there is a remote risk from deep, open-mouth kissing ...
pill with blood on it5/9/2011Gorkey Gourab
  Q: Recently, I swallowed a pill and just before swallowing it I noticed it had a large reddish looking ...
  A: Here is a basic column before I proceed to your questions: HIV usually requires direct ...
AIDS5/9/2011Gorkey Gourab
  Q: I Had Intercourse With A Female Around 2 months Ago But I Never Secreted Semen Into Her Then She Had ...
  A: It's not important to ejaculate, rather the following issues are important: 1. She has multiple ...

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Social and behavioral issues related to HIV transmission, sexually transmitted infections, Human Rights issues, rights of marginalized populations, gender and sexuality, research design and analysis related social & behavioral issues, , computer assisted qualitative data analysis and data management (using ATLAS.ti, ANTHROPAC, NVivo 8)

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Specialized in Medical Anthropology, now studying Public Health. Working on Social and behavioral studies related to HIV transmission as well as Human Rights issues. Specialization in gender, sexuality, masculinity, behavioral studies related to HIV transmission. Qualitative research, programmatic and M&E experience with MSM, hijra (TG), indigenous groups, female sex workers for more than 10 years.

Organizations
International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) as Manager - M&E (Qualitative) with Center for HIV and AIDS

Publications
International peer-reviewed journals & technical papers: (1) Khan, S. I., Hussain, M. I., Parveen, S., Bhuiyan, M. I., Gourab, G., & Bhuiya, A. (2009). Living on the extreme margin: Social exclusion of the hijra in Bangladesh. Journal of health, population and nutrition. (2) Khan, S. I., Hussain, M. I., Gourab, G., Parveen, S., Bhuiyan, M. I., & Sikder, J. (2008). Not to stigmatize but to humanize sexual lives of the transgender (hijra): condom chat in the AIDS era. Journal of LGBT Health Research (Special issue: issues on male sexual behaviors and HIV risk in South Asia). Working papers: (1) Khan, S. I., Reza, M. M., Gourab, G., Azim, T. et al.(2012). Counting the Numbers of Males Who Have Sex with Males, Male Sex Workers and hijra in Bangladesh to Provide HIV Prevention Services. Dhaka: National AIDS/STD programme, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and icddr,b. (2) Khan, S. I., Gourab, G., Ahmed, T., Sarker, G. F., Chowdhury, F. K., Ghosh, S., et al. (2009). Understanding the operational dynamics and possible HIV interventions for residence-based female sex workers in two divisional cities in Bangladesh. Dhaka, Bangladesh: NASP, Save the Children USA and icddr,b. Presentations in scientific meetings and conferences: (1) Khan, S. I., Hussain, M. I., Gourab, G. & Azim, T. (2011, 16 March 2011). Use of a new approach to count and access diverse groups of hijra for scaling up HIV-preventions services in Bangladesh. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Scientific Conference (ASCON XIII), Dhaka. (2) Khan, S. I., Pasa, K., Gourab, G., & Islam, A. (2007). Indigenous populations of Bangladesh: Living with risks and vulnerabilities to STIs/HIV. 8th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP). Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Education/Credentials
MSS (Anthropology), University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh MPH, Melbourne University, Australia (ongoing)

Awards and Honors
The Vanderbilt-UAB Fogarty International Center AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP)Scholarship for the training on HIV-AIDS related qualitative data analysis and manuscript writing (Center for Global Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA)

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