HIV Transmission Showering
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello, Urine is a sterile fluid. That means it does not contain germs such as bacteria or viruses, unless the person has a urinary tract infection. Golden showers and/or ingestion of urine from an HIV-positive person would not be a risk for HIV... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,The CDC statistical estimate for the per-act risk of acquiring HIV from unprotected (or broken-condom) receptive anal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV infected is 5 per 1,000 exposures. Your risk would be less, as we don't know the HIV... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillThe virus can stay around for awhile in wet blood. But, the issue, as far as transmission, is less the presence of an HIV here and and HIV there, it is inoculum, inoculum, inoculum. The amount of virus in a bit of blood on the shower floor is... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramHi. Thank you for your question. You would NOT be considered at risk for HIV. The circumstances you describedare considered casual contact. HIV is not transmitted by any form of casualcontact. HIV will only live for several minutes outside the... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHas there been a study to see if people have gotten infected from shower stalls or hot tubs ?
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI touched the outside parts of a sex workers vagina while in the shower. While there was no visible cuts on my hand. I had a relatively fresh 2 hour old 2mm flesh wound in my wrist which I got from scratching (very superficial). What if vaginal... Read more »
Posted by health2010, 1 Replyis it true that an hiv test is invalid if the blood drawn for the test is among several drawings of blood duirng the same session for other tests? Read more »
Posted by bartleby, 2 RepliesBefore you worry your head off about HIV, please make sure you understand some basics to see if you if you were at risk.
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