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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Underwear

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Can you contract HIV from wearing someone elses dirty underwear

Can you catch HIV from someone elses dried stained (excretion/vaginal fluid)underwear if it touches your face (nose/mouth) or genital area (penis/testicles)? I have asked numeorus GU clinics who have said no but I have bad OCD and just want some...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:The answer is no. HIV cannot be transmitted this way. The virus does not live well outside the body, so even if there was HIV present, it would be unable to infect you. In health,Richard... Read more »

Dropped underwear on the locker room floor

I am paranoid about contracting HIV or any ther std.. After I showered, I was changing and my... Read more »

underwear grinding

Dear Ryan,I received a lap dance at a strip club 3 days ago. The stripper undid my jeans and... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing Protocols, Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing, and Discussion of Sexual Behaviors in HIV Clinics in Los Angeles County

The authors set out to evaluate the use of written protocols for STD screening, the frequency and types of STD tests performed, and the occurrence and frequency of obtaining sexual risk assessments among HIV clinics. The researchers administered a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Britain Launches Drive Against Surge in Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Saturday marked the launch of new 4 million ($7.6 million US) campaign aimed at fighting an increase in STDs among young people in Britain, particularly those ages 18-24. The campaign on TV, Internet, radio and newspapers seeks to highlight the fact... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Heterosexually Transmitted HIV Infection Among African Americans in North Carolina

In the context of high rates of heterosexually transmitted HIV infection among African Americans in the southeastern United States, which greatly exceeds such transmission among whites, the investigators launched a study to determine risk factors... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

92% of HIV Infections in Mauritius Transmitted Through Injection Drug Use, Government Reports

About 92% of new HIV infections in Mauritius are transmitted through injection drug use, up from 14% in 2002, the government said Monday, Reuters Health reports. Satya Faugoo, Mauritius' minister of health and quality of life, said the government... Read more »
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Hiv Through Underwears, Very Worried

Posted by Menka1, 2 Replies
Can someone get hiv with underwears on. I had a regrettable incident two days ago with a CSW. I took her to my apartment but did not have a condom. So we agreed not to have sex. However, during the foreplay, she was completely nude and I had only my... Read more »

Hiv usually transmitted before people know

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - HIV infection is likely to be transmitted before people are even aware that they are carriers, UK researchers report in the January 3rd issue of AIDS.

"The study demonstrates that a significant proportion of new HIV-1... Read more »

HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease in Women

Posted by adoniadennis, 1 Reply
Some of the most common warning signs with STD's in women would be the constant feeling of the flu, as many STD's lower one's immune system, making them much more susceptible to illness. Another would be the appearance of lesions, rashes, or even... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex? Read more »