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Can You Catch HIV In The Ocean Water

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Catching via drinking

My friends son is Hiv+If he drinks a glass of water and I drink from the same glass after swilling under tap, and he has bleeding gums could I get aids ?...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
HIV is NOT transmitted via casual contact such as sharing eating utensils or drinking glasses. DR... Read more »

Hiv hard to catch?

I ask because i am freaking out. Had unprotected anal sex, i was the top and i know for a fact the... Read more »

Risk of catching HIV with a condom? (CONDOM EFFICACY)

Hi,I've read the forum, but still can't entirely find an answer for my question. The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Faces "Ocean of Need" in Combating HIV/AIDS in Africa, Opinion Piece Says

Global efforts to treat HIV-positive people in Africa have increased "massively," but there is still "an ocean of need," Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson writes in an opinion piece. According to Gerson, the U.S. has taken an "undeniable... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Jersey: Ocean County Board of Health Gets $92,000 State Grant to Prevent HIV/AIDS

The state government of New Jersey recently awarded $92,000 to the Ocean County Board of Health for HIV/AIDS prevention in fiscal year 2013. According to Leslie D. Terjesen, the county's Board of Health spokesperson, the funds will be used for the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Representatives From Indian Ocean Islands Hold Meeting to Address HIV/AIDS

More than 500 representatives from islands in the Indian Ocean -- including Comoros, Mauritius, Madagascar, Reunion Island and Seychelles -- recently expressed concern about the impact of HIV/AIDS on the region during a conference in Mauritius,... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Rapid Tests Will Save Lives

As the cover story in this month's Treatment Issues shows, the haves and have-nots in this epidemic need not be separated by oceans and continents. The crisis in funding for the AIDS Drug Assistance programs may soon deprive thousands of U.S.... Read more »
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Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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How long does HIV survive in cold water?

Posted by jacob123, 2 Replies
So i was playing basketball, and i drank from this random guy's water bottle( cold water). What are the chances of catching any sort of HIV? Read more »

Dirty Toilet Rim Water in Eye

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was recently went to a unisex toilet, and somehow managed to have some water splash from the rim into my eye. The rim was pretty dirty but didn't have any noticeable blood, but it could have had other body fluids on it. What is the risk here? I... Read more »

Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »