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AIDS Infection Risk Showering

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am i at risk of hiv by masturbating in shower (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV OR STD, 2010)

i usually masturbate in the shower and one day i noticed my own semen had entered a cut on my finger along with hot shower water. Is there a chance that my semen and the hot shower water reacted and created hiv and entered my body please help...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You're wondering if your spunk plus hot shower water reacted to create HIV and infected you? WOWZA! You must be yet another victim of abstinence-only sex education! HIV is not "created." You cannot give yourself a sexually... Read more »

Golden Shower Urine Drinking

I've heard that urine does not contain the HIV virus. Is this true? Can one become HIV... Read more »

mutual masturbation with cut in the shower

I had a mutual masturbation with a person who is very likely to be an HIV+. I was being extremely... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infection Increases Risk for Non-AIDS Cancers

People with HIV may be at an increased risk of developing non-AIDS-defining cancers, suggests a new meta-analysis of 18 studies. Many of the cancers were related to infections and smoking, noted Dr. Meredith S. Shiels of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk of Developing Specific AIDS-Defining Illnesses in Patients Co-Infected With HIV and Hepatitis C Virus With or Without Liver Cirrhosis

The authors wrote that "with the exception of lymphoma," there are "few data concerning the risk of specific opportunistic diseases in patients with and without hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection." In the current study, they evaluated "the... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Risk of HIV Reinfection May Be Similar to Risk of Initial HIV Infection

The risk of HIV reinfection, sometimes called superinfection, has not been clearly established. Given the risk of initial sexual HIV infection from a single exposure in population studies is commonly calculated as generally low (although these... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Type of AIDS Infection Key to Death Risk -- Study

The clade, or subtype, of HIV infection was a better predictor of rapid AIDS mortality than viral load in a Ugandan study recently presented at the 13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Denver. Conducted by US and Ugandan... Read more »
Connect With Others

Shower guy is back

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there, I'm back with OCD going full swing. After getting my negative at 87 days. To be exact, a day after, I got a rash all over my trunk, arms , hands and some in the thighs which was a fine pink rash which eventually joined together to form one... Read more »

Shower guy extremely worried

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've tested negative at 3 months. Risk is very low, possible vaginal secretions in a flesh wound. Been having tons of symptoms sice week one but what freaked me out the most was a rash a day after getting my 3 month negative. It was a really bad... Read more »

Infection from minimum risk....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm wondering if any of the visitors of this board have been infected with HIV after a one time exposure, or while using a condom. Everyone says the chance from a one time encounter is like 1 in 500, and with a condom is basically non existant. If... Read more »

high risk not infected, a few thoughts

Posted by Anonymous
oh, come one you guys! as far as i have noticed in 32 years of life, encountering a few hiv + people, and others who have sex with hiv+ people for a long time, i will assert that anyone can get it, and there is no reason for it: just some people, in... Read more »