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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...infection, you should take steps to prevent getting infected. People recently infected (within the past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and refers you to other fact sheets for more details on specific topics. Sexual Activity You can avoid any...
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Microscopic tears in skin & other ways of HIV transmission

Hi, Dr. Bob. I appreciate you. I was recently diagnosed as HIV positive. My current boyfriend had to undergo PEP, but he is standing by me & we are still working on the future. What is hard for me to bear is that the hospital (public health) where...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV from kissing you.3.He could contract HIV from your tears.4.He could contract HIV from microscopic tears in his skin if he touched you.Hmm . . . and four different doctors on several visits all told him the same thing?????? YIKES! Exactly what... Read more »

risk, second post- no ans find in my country

i post earlier and i am sorry to keep posting but is just i haven't receive an answer yet and i am very worry to the point i can't sleep, i try to call the 800 line but don't really know what to do and embrass about telling my risk... i live in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to address the burgeoning epidemic in their country will ultimately exact a tragic toll in human lives and suffering.Your HIV risk is nonexistent. Testing is not warranted. Fortunately HIV is not all that easy to contract.I strongly urge you to... Read more »

HIV Risk Post Mortem (RISK OF HIV FROM CORPSE OR CADAVER)

I am an embalmer at a local funeral home and yesterday I was exposed to the blood of a person who is HIV positive. The person had spent approximately 2 days at the Medical Examiner's and was refrigerated to a temperature of roughly 35F-40F. I went...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...dead person from a collapsed building when i got in contact with his blood, the person has been dead for 2+ days. am i at any risk of getting HIV?? and another thing, is the fluid that fills the blisters on second degree burns infectious ?what if... Read more »

Coffee with AIDS and Milk (HIV IN NASAL MUCOUS)

Can I get AIDS this way? I was at Starbucks and ordered a cup of coffee. After I drank it, I remembered seeing the cashier who poured it wipe her nose with her hand. She may have just been itching it, but if she wasn't and she had mucous on her hand...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Frascino, does nasal mucus contain HIV and can an accidental ingestion of nasal mucus of a person with HIV and not on HAART be at risk? Thank you! Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, Nasal secretions similar to saliva, sputum, sweat, tears, urine,... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...They can protect the penis from HIV-infected vaginal fluids and blood in the mouth, vagina, or rectum. They also reduce the risk of spreading other sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms must be stored, used and disposed of correctly. Male... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...transfusions, accidents in health care settings or certain blood products (See below for detailed information about the actual level of risk for each mode of transmission) Mother to baby (before or during birth, or through breast milk) ... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...don't have sex, many senior women aresexually active and some are injection-drug users. Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other... Read more »
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Seriously Needing Advice

Posted by dale30, 3 Replies
...day one that he was HIV positive and gave me some basics to help me make a choice. I read a lot of information regarding the risk of transmission and decided that I could have a sexual relationship with this man. So far all of our penetrative... Read more »

scared what if driving me nuts...

Posted by sadman, 3 Replies
...transfered to me via the touching after sex? 2: My gums sometimes bleed and we kissed open month a lot could that have put me at risk? 3. Finally I had a cut on the finger next to one I touched her with It was a fresh cut (happened 4 hours... Read more »

Documentary Filmmaker wants to Hear Your Stories

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...you are, break down barriers and stereotypes and make people think. I want to document your hardships, struggles, laughter, tears, your miracles. All my films aim to shed a new light on a subject, meaning that I want people to watch my films and... Read more »

Information Please

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...tear on the condom). Never heard about her again and I do not know her status. Should I get testes for HIV? What would be my risk for HIV and other STD's? Should I test for other STD's? and if yes which ones Please help me, thanks Read more »