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Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

Table of Contents Introduction Older Women: An Overlooked Group What to Do? Older Women Living With HIV Introduction In the US, HIV began mostly as a disease of young men. Today, however, theepidemic affects both women and men of all ages, including older women (age 50and over). While 50 may not seem "old," it is often the age currently used byorganizations that keep track of health-related statistics (e.g., the US Centersfor...
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HIV from vibrating dildo?

I recently bought a vibrating dildo from a sex store. Though it appeared to be new (and was presented as such) it was not in a shrink wrapped package. I took it home, and after about 3-4 hours from when I bought it, I washed it with warm water and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, I don't feel you've placed yourself at any significant risk for HIV. Nor do I feel any kind of preventative action is warranted. I'll reprint a question about sex toys posted in the archives for your edification and... Read more »

HIV risk from sharing glasses from an HIV positive with mouth ulcer

Hi Mr. Cordova,I am Monirath from Cambodia. I have a brother who is HIV positive but recently started on anti-retroviral drug. In one event, he developed some mouth ulcer but not really actively bleeding but I am not sure. Then one day, he drank...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi Monirath.Thanks for writing in. HIV is not transmitted this way. The virus starts to die the moment it leaves the human body. In most cases, within a minutes time it becomes unable to infect another person. Two hours later the virus would have... Read more »

HIV risk from sharing cup

Hi Dr. Wohl,Greeting! I am Jale from Vietnam. I am living with an HIV positive friend who just started on ARV. I tried to be helpful to him as he is still currently studying. I have some few undertsanding with HIV. Currently, I am using separate...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Let me be perfectly clear, Jale, you can not get HIV from sharing a cup or eating utensils with someone who is infected. You can not get HIV from touching or kissing someone with HIV. You can not get HIV from someone with HIV if they cough or... Read more »

Store bought vibrator

Hello! :) okay so a while ago I bought my first vibrator from Spencer's. After a month went by my evil mind began to formulate problems concerning the product. I called up the store and asked about their return policy and they told me they DO...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
There is no chance of getting HIV this way. None.This seems to be completely a case of your feelings overwhelming the facts in front of us that clearly say no risk.Hope this helps,Erik... Read more »
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Good Vibrations please

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have recently read some messages with a bit of acid in their words, Im not going to enter in particular discussions about it. I only hope all of them that are worried to be HIV negative and meanwhile, as they choose to be here at this forum, they... Read more »

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 »

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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