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HIV Infection Risk Sharing A Cigarette

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risk from sharing a cigarette

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
this may sound stupid, but what are the risks of getting hiv by taking a drag of a cigarette from someone who is positive? i let someone take a drag off my cigarette and found out later he is positive.

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Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
Dear Expert,

I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you!

I am scared over the incident told below!

Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always... Read more »

HIV Risk in Sharing Soap (Masterbuted with the same soap)

Posted by arjun, 3 Replies
Dear Doctor,

I can understand HIV will not transmit in this way, but put my mind at rest I am asking this question.

I have severe back pain, so went for Ayurvedic Massage (Professional).

Had a massage, full oil on my body So, the person wiped... Read more »

Co-Infected Folks Welcomed to Share

Posted by riverprincess, 1 Reply
Many folks may also be co-infected with Hep C. Seems there really isn't a place for us to share so I figure this is a good place to start up this topic hear. Please feel free to share how things are being doubly " blest "!


As for me I'm waiting to... Read more »

Am I at high risk for infection?

Posted by talktal, 2 Replies
Last night I did something extremely stupid, I had sex with a transsexual prostitute. I gave oral (with a condom on) and received anal as well (with a condom on as well). The same condom was used for both parts, and lube was used on my anus prior... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Sharing cigarettes

Dear Dr BobFirst off I would like to say that you are a marvel and this is a fantastic website you are helping a great many people.I have two quick questions about sharing cigarettes.1, If a person gave me one of their cigarettes and I smoked it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,So the cigarette was just rolled and you are passing it between you . . . . OK, now just what kind of cigarette was this and did you get the munchies shortly afterward? There is no HIV risk from sharing "cigarettes," even if you happen... Read more »

Hepatitis c sharing a cigarette and marjuana cigarette

Hi I recently and regret sharted a cigarette and marjuana pipe with someone who has hepatitis c. I was wondering what if the likelyhood of contracting the virus....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I wouldn't consider you at risk.Intranasal cocaine use - with sharing of straws - is considered a possible route of HCV transmission because with recurrent use, cocaine can erode the nasal passages. Thus, the normal protective layer of the... Read more »

Risk of HIV from sharing tea from the same cup while having tooth infection

I know the modes of HIV transmission but still wanted to ask just to be sure. Its a very south asian thing for friends to share their tea- so for quite a long time I shared my tea with one of my friends regularly and that friend, last year told me...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
There is absolutely no risk in what you're talking about.Knowing the modes of HIV transmission, gives us enough to know why actually. We literally need a significany amount of body fluid carrying HIV (blood, semen, vaginal fluid, or breast milk... Read more »

HIV FROM Cigarette Contamination.. PLEASE HELP

Dear Dr Bob:I am constant worried 24/7. In early May this year, I was sharing a cigarette with a person who is HIV positive. About a week later, I came down with a low grade fever, chills, inability to sweat and recognize hot warm weather...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV risk is completely nonexistent. Your "symptoms" are not at all consistent with or worrisome for HIV. Even though I do not feel HIV testing is warranted, if you continue to perseverate on this non-exposure, get a single rapid... Read more »
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AIDS Project Los Angeles

Smoking: It Doesn't Make Living with HIV Any Easier

Recent research has examined whether cigarette smoking speeds progression to AIDS. Studies have shown that HIV-positive smokers are more likely to develop Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) and develop PCP more quickly than non-smokers. These... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vancouver Study: Suburban Drug Users at Risk to Share Needles: Downtown Users Tend to Use Needle Exchange

Findings published in last week in the international journal AIDS indicate that the Vancouver drug users most likely to engage in sharing needles are single, young, male, live outside the city and get their needles from sources other than... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Cardiovascular Risk Factors With HIV Infection: A Long and Motley List

Table of Contents Introduction Heart Disease Mortality in People With HIV Cardiovascular Risk With HIV: How Different and Why? Whether and When to Treat Lofty Lipids Rates and Impact of Hypertension and Diabetes Obesity Compounds... Read more »