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HIV Risk Picking Your Nose

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nose secretions mixed into food. (NASAL MUCOUS AND HIV, 2009)

Dr. Bob, One of my friend who is HIV positive, i invited him and he was eating spicy food, so his nose was leaking, so he used his left hand finger to clear the nose, and was using the same left hand with a spoonto take the curry from the bowl. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...multiple reasons:1.The chances his snot actually made it all the way down the spoon and into your curry are remote at best. 2.Nasal mucous that does not contain visible blood is not an HIV-transmission risk.3.Absolutely nothing (including HIV)... Read more »

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... Read more »

Nasal Secretions & HIV Infection

When I was in a bus last 3 days. Some fluids from a man, in front of me, spilled into my left eye,... Read more »
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Vaccinations and HIV

...if your CD4 cell count is over 200. Which Vaccinations Are Recommended? Pneumonia: Having HIV greatly increases your risk of developing pneumococcal pneumonia. The vaccine takes 2 or 3 weeks to become effective. The protection lasts... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...true for infections related to the lungs. This is a risk for smoking marijuana as well as tobacco. Having HIV increases the risk of chronic lung disease. Smoking can interfere with processing of medications by the liver. It can also worsen liver... Read more »
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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...or common cold. People with HIV are more likely to get complications from the flu, such as pneumonia. They are also at higher risk of dying from the flu. Therefore, people living with HIV are considered a priority group to get a flu shot in order... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...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... Read more »
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Fingering & HIV infection(Via Nose)

Posted by chirs, 3 Replies
...accidently used the same finger to dig his nose(after 1 mins). Can HIV get transmitted via nose(mucus membranes)? What's the risk if no cuts or wounds found inside nose while subject A digged his nose? How servere is this case? Is there any... Read more »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
...transmission possible? (I didn't have a bloody nose or anything) Thank you. I'm freaking out over this. Is it a potential risk or am I just paranoid? Read more »

Can Semen In Nose Cause HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...past thur. i caught a cold which included a stuffy, runny nose, sore throat etc. i had taken otc drugs like, robotussin, afrin nasal spray and advil for overall discomfort. right away i thought i was showing signs of hiv until my little... Read more »

Coryza (runny nose), cough, or nasal congestion

Posted by Anonymous
...transient truncal rash. Headache, photophobia, and other symptoms suggestive of aseptic meningitis may occur. Coryza, cough, or nasal congestion would help distinguish respiratory virus infection from ARS." Thus cough and nasal problems are NOT... Read more »