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3 Ways Of Getting Hiv

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Ask the Experts

Alternative way of getting HIV?

I was wondering from time to time, getting HIV is only by sexual contact? Could you get HIV from from contact with the object that might contain germs that hasn't been touched by anyone else?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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HIV isn't only acquired by sexual contact, it's also acquired by contact of infected body fluids (sexual fluids, blood) with mucosal membranes or blood vessels.Casual contact does not transmit HIV. BY... Read more »

Percentages of getting hiv by all ways

Hi I would like to know what the percentages are. Of getting hiv in theses instancesSex without... Read more »

Getting HIV if a condom isn't all the way on?

I don't know where else to go but I went to a swingers party Back in December 27th and I only... Read more »
Articles
Black AIDS Institute

5 Ways Adults Can Help Young People Avoid Getting HIV/AIDS

No one can turn back the hands of time, but with the benefit of hindsight, we often wish that we had made different choices or had had information to help us make a better decision. Cory and Jah were diagnosed with HIV at about age 16. Now 25, they... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

As Global AIDS Conference Gets Under Way, Jamaican Activists Seek More Robust Focus

The non-governmental group Eve for Life has launched a new campaign, "Eve Teens Stories," to raise awareness about Jamaican women and girls living with HIV/AIDS. At the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, EFL is premiering a 20-minute... Read more »
TheBody.com

Sharon on Getting Sober and Getting Custody After an HIV Diagnosis

Welcome to This Positive Life ! We have with us Sharon Gambles. When Sharon was diagnosed with HIV in 1989, like many other people, she thought HIV was a gay white man's disease, thus she knew nothing about the disease. To make matters, during this... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Policies Concerning Fight Against HIV/AIDS Pandemic Could Change "in Significant Ways," Editorial Says

Although "[w]aging the fight" against HIV/AIDS has "brought on an angry debate between the White House and critics" in the U.S. and abroad, there are "signs" that U.S. policies concerning the HIV/AIDS pandemic might "be opening up in significant... Read more »
Connect With Others

Has anyone gotten HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply


Has anyone ever gotten HIV from a doctor visit? I realize the case in florida with the dentist is one such instance, but any others? I know I sound crazy but I am worried that my doctor intentionally infected me with a shot. I had ALL the... Read more »

I want to believe hiv cant be caught this way. but

Posted by nicejack, 3 Replies
Hi I have a question. I read that shaking hands is NOT a method of getting hiv. Well I shoke hands with a person who has hiv and am fearful that I may have been infected. Heres why, I had a chunk of skin missing from the side of my finger and after... Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »

Athlete's foot getting worse due to hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've had athletes foot ever since I've been young. My feet always crack and peel. If you were infected with hiv after 13 weeks would it cause your foot problem to get worse? I am noticing more peeling lately. Read more »