HIV Risk Of Sharing A Cigarette
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Repliesthis 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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Posted by arjun, 3 RepliesDear 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 »
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There are a lot of people out there today spreading the idea that living with HIV is now just "a piece of cake", "no worse than living with diabetes", and so forth. As a result, the urgency to fund research into the development of a vaccine and... Read more »
Posted by blackwinterday, 1 ReplyDear 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI just want to share my experience with everyone here because like many others,I also got quite a tremendous amount of support while I was going through the HIV window period...
I am a 25 year old female that engaged in oral sex with a man that I... Read more »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,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 »
Tufts University School of MedicineI 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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,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 »
Chicago Black Gay Mens CaucusThanks for your question,There is absolutely no risk from the situation you're talking about. The reason? You actually mentioned all the reason yourself: saliva does not transmit HIV.It is very important to remember that HIV is a relatively... Read more »
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Vancouver Study: Suburban Drug Users at Risk to Share Needles: Downtown Users Tend to Use Needle ExchangeFindings 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 »
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