HIV Risk Of Sharing A Joint

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...common mode of transmission than other sexual behaviors (anal and vaginal sex). There have been a few cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person performing oral sex has HIV, blood from their mouth may enter the body of the person receiving oral sex...
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sharing a room with someone who is HIV+

Hi,I am a 23 years old male.I have been sharing a room with an HIV+ person for the past one month.We have a double bed and he sleeps on one half of it and I sleep on the other half of it.Now, I have a few questions:I am a little worried as to should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...develop AIDS? How many people are affected by HIV/AIDS? How is HIV transmitted? How is HIV not transmitted? How can I reduce my risk of becoming infected with HIV through sexual contact? Are there other ways to avoid getting HIV through sex? Is... Read more »

Re: HIV transmission Risk, WILL DONATE (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

Hi Doc,I just thought of another question after typing my original ones (below). #4. Would the fact that I get Cold Sores occasionally make it more likely for me to transmit HIV in the below circumstances? Specifically the one with the milk? I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...OK?Dr. BobPLEASE RESPOND! I'M OUT OF MY MIND! Oct 18, 2007My father is a very promiscous man that likes to go to many strip joints and sleep around. He tested positive about 6 months ago and since then I' have lived in total panic. I'm afraid to... Read more »


Dr. Frascino,I'm a 29 year-old male who was recently in Miami for work conference. I'm a total top (never have bottomed) and had unprotected sex with a guy I met from online. We probably had sex for what seemed like 10 minutes (15 max) and I lost...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative, you will feel less anxious and be able to yell WOO-HOO! Also, by knowing your HIV status, you will better understand your risk of possibly infecting others. And clinical studies have shown those who know their HIV status are more likely... Read more »

HIV Risk

Hi,While having unprotected sex with my partner I started bleeding. We are both HIV negative. What is the risk of us contracting the virus from this?Thanks
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...He (or she) must be exposed to someone who is positive (has the virus). Different types of exposures carry different levels of risk. Yes, the 0.1 to 0.2 percent statistical risk per episode is correct. This risk applies to unprotected receptive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

ViiV Vows Joint Venture Will Help Fight HIV

... On Nov. 3, drug makers Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline officially launched their jointHIV venture, a company called ViiV Healthcare. Some observers hail the effort as a way of sharing the business risks and costs Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...know if you get infected by HIV. Within a few weeks after being infected, some people get fever, headache, sore muscles and joints, stomach ache, swollen lymph glands, or a skin rash for one or two weeks. Most people think it's the flu. Some... Read more »
U.S. Positive Women's Network

Poverty, Protest, Policy -- and Well-Kept Secrets of Positive Women and Risk Reduction

...cases, this is a conscious decision by both partners. Among the community working with men who have sex with men (MSM), a variety of risk-reduction strategies have been acknowledged and, while controversial, enjoy the privilege of honest... Read more »
The Body

A "Negative" Outlook: Dr. Steve Natterstad Shares Secrets to a Successful Magnetic Relationship

...viral load and no other sexually transmitted diseases, and has been on treatment for at least six months, that there's really no risk of sexually transmitting HIV. I'm sure that came up at the dinner table of many a magnetic couple during those... Read more »
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Sexual Relations With A Virgin- Advice needed!

Posted by scared_elf, 3 Replies
...brushes or razors but has shared electric razors (like hairdressers use to cut hair) with his friends. Risk or not? 3. He directly shares drinks and eating utensils with people. And he shares and passes around joints of marijuana with other... Read more »

Straws and infection

Posted by phil, 2 Replies
...buzzed and I shared the same rolled dollar bill with him once or twice accidentally. I started out using my own. What is the risk of this activity? Is it like a bj that is theoretically possible to contract HIV, but never a case recorded this... Read more »

experience to share

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and also the bumps on the very back of the tongue is normal.. its part of the anatomy of a regular tongue.. I also noticed joint pains and muscle aches.. But what I didn't realise at that time was the any person can have joint or muscle pain,... Read more »

Another link to share:

Posted by PVS, 1 Reply
...and hope you can take comfort in it. == PVS Update on the Window Period for HIV Infection New York State and New York City Joint Recommendations for HIV Testing and Re-testing What is the Window Period? The window period is the length of... Read more »