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HIV Transmission Sharing A Cigarette

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Ask the Experts

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 »

Sharing cigarettes

Dear Dr BobFirst off I would like to say that you are a marvel and this is a fantastic website you... Read more »

HIV from electronic cigarettes PLEASE HELP

Hello Dr.Southall, I was wondering if you could catch HIV from electronic cigarettes. My lower law... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many Indian Parliamentarians Hold Incorrect Beliefs About HIV Transmission, Survey Says

Nearly two-thirds of India's Parliament members incorrectly believe HIV is transmitted by sharing clothing, food, toilets and office spaces, according to a survey released to the Parliament on Wednesday, AP/Canada.com reports (Rabinowitz,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dangerous Intersection of Drug Use and Sexual HIV Transmission Points to Critical Need for Comprehensive HIV Prevention Among Drug Users

Sharing needles for drug injection is a well known route of HIV transmission, yet injection drug use contributes to the epidemic's spread far beyond the circle of those who inject. People who have sex with an injection drug user (IDU) also are at... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syringe Design Change Could Cut HIV Transmission

To prevent HIV and other blood-borne infections, syringes should never be shared. However, many injecting drug users ignore this warning, thus significantly contributing to the spread of HIV and other infectious diseases. In a recently released... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China Begins Legalizing Methadone as Part of Effort to Prevent HIV Transmission Among Injection Drug Users

The Chinese government has begun progressively legalizing methadone -- a synthetic narcotic drug often prescribed as a substitute for heroin in the treatment of addiction -- in an attempt to control injection drug use and HIV transmission, the ... Read more »
Connect With Others

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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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 »

Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello.
I just felt compelled to share an experience regarding potential HIV expousure through a tiny skin abrasion on the penis. In a trip abroad last year, I topped for a man of unknown status. I wore a condom, but after ejaculation I noticed that... Read more »

Semantics and how we understand HIV transmission

Posted by matthewAZ, 1 Reply
I am curious about the semantics in place in our language today that guide our understanding and thinking about HIV+ people. Below I am presenting examples to elaborate on this thought.

I posted an earlier message about how I came to actualizing... Read more »