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HIV Infection Risk Picking Your Nose

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HIV / Picking your nose?

Hi bob, a few quick question. Met with a sex worker and she gave me a long protected blow job (I could feel her teeth once in a while, hopefully the condom was still intact, she didn't bite) and then I had very brief protected sex with the same...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You've never seen a nose-picking question here before? Hmmm . . . actually there have been quite a few. It's a nasty, but quite common habit. Just take a look at the guys on either side of you next time you're stuck in traffic, and... Read more »

hepatitis from picking nose with dirty finger nails

If you pick your nose with dirty fingernails is it possible to get hepatitis?If you had just wiped... Read more »

Anal pap smear; Could I have picked up HPV infection from my girlfriend with cervical precancer

Dear Dr.A few years ago, I had a girlfriend with cervical precancer. I am assuming that I am at... Read more »
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HIV Infections Pick Up Alarmingly in the Philippines: Official

On May 12, Health Secretary Manuel Dayrit reported that new HIV/AIDS infections in the Philippines have risen to twice the rate of the 1990s. Since 2000, on average, 20 people have contracted HIV each month, up from roughly 10 cases per month in the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can purchase... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Regular Testing and Counseling Lower Sexual Infection Rate in Gays With HIV

Getting tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) every 6 months and receiving brief risk counseling from HIV providers lowered the rate of new STIs in gay and bisexual men with HIV. 1 In this study in four U.S. cities, only 11% of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Table 2. Estimated Percentage of Injecting Drug Users at Risk for Acquiring Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection (n = 9,565) Who Engaged in Behaviors Associated With HIV Infection, by Selected Characteristics -- National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System, United States, 2009

Table 2. Estimated Percentage* of Injecting Drug Users at Risk for Acquiring Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection (n = 9,565) † Who Engaged in Behaviors § Associated With HIV Infection, by Selected Characteristics -- National HIV... Read more »
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Fingering & HIV infection(Via Nose)

Posted by chrisenquist, 3 Replies
Hi,
1. Can a person(let's say subject A-male) get infected by accidently inserting vaginal fluids(from an infected person, let's say subject B) into nose?

Assuming, subject A did fingering activity on subject B who works at a night club, but after... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through nose-mucousmembrane

Posted by madeinkorea, 1 Reply
Hi All,
Can HIV be transmitted through nose mucous membranes?
My exposure was, accidental nose picking with unknown person's blood in my fingers? Only after the nose picking incident I realized that the person I had handshake was bleeding and I was... Read more »

Coryza (runny nose), cough, or nasal congestion

Posted by Anonymous
I hope this may help to resolve some of your fears, at least in part. This comes from "Challenges of the Acute Retroviral Syndrome" from "Infections in Medicine" by Jeffrey P. Nadler, MD: "Common symptoms include fever, malaise, adenopathy, sore... Read more »

Can you get HIV if precum/semen gets into your nose?

Posted by thatdude2009, 1 Reply
Hi. So I think I have put myself at a high risk situation. I read a similar post on here In the forums but it doesn't really answer the question.

Can you catch HIV if precum/semen gets in your nose? I've seen health websites mention if it gets in... Read more »