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Can I Get HIV From Handling Rented Adult Video Tapes

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Can I get HIV from handling rented adult video tapes?

Thank you for the valuable advice you provide to the general public. I recently read at CDC'w web site and realize a potential risky behavior of mine. It seems that "drying" HIV can survive...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.HIV will not survive outside the body for more than a few minutes. This issue is addressed in greater detail in my question, "How Read more »

HIV's Life Outside The Body

I have found your website very informative. Could you tell me the maximum amount of time a... Read more »

Risk in hot tubs again

Hi, rick! Sorry to trouble you again, but reading some of the recent questions about the survival... Read more »
The Body

"You Can't Handle the Truth!": Gay Men and HIV Education

...or otherwise come up with unintended results." Advertisement HIV educators, it seemed, thought we gay men couldn't handle the truth. I wonder, though, whether it isn't the other way around. Maybe it's HIV educators who can't handle... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't hurt to be sure you're negative -- in fact, all adults and sexually active teenagers should get tested for HIV periodically, in the same way that you periodically... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS treated with lower doses of HIV medications,women should take their medications at the doses currently recommended for alladults living with HIV. HIV+ women do need to be careful about drug interactions. Certain HIV drugs can affect the... Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

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I don't know how to handle this

Posted by magis333, 3 Replies
...through. To me the worst part of it all is he still wants to be friends. This is something I don't know how to deal with or handle. Read more »

I urge your kind/prompt reply !!! PLZ Cant handle

Posted by radicalhonesty, 2 Replies
...Dear adviser, First of all, I do appreciate your kind check and reply to my below case as soon as you have some time: I did HIV test for my girlfriend on 27 June 2010 (Rapid and Eliza) both are negative. she broke up with her ex on April 2010,... Read more »

I dont know if I can handle this!!!!!!!

Posted by deda, 5 Replies
I am 26 years old, i was diagnosed 2 years ago. until now i have been in denial. wondering how this cold happen to me. luckily i have had 2 healthy children since then. but i dont know how to deal with it. i dont like taking meds, i still feel like... Read more »

Don't really know how to handles

Posted by worried09, 3 Replies
...Could someone please tell me how to handle this I am positive and this is all new to me.I have been taken my meds and now i'm undetectable by the Grace of God, but I am Read more »