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HIV Transmission

Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Rare Types of Transmission Avoiding Transmission How HIV Spreads Many people still do not understand how HIV is passed, or transmitted, fromone person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the virus ifyou are HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are livingwith HIV (HIV+). HIV is spread through contact with the following body fluids: ...
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Golden Shower Urine Drinking

I've heard that urine does not contain the HIV virus. Is this true? Can one become HIV positive by drinking the urine of an infected person?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, 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 »

mutual masturbation with cut in the shower

I had a mutual masturbation with a person who is very likely to be an HIV+. I was being extremely careless for not remembering I had a small cut on the top of my foot. The person ejaculated on his hands, which happened to be right above my foot...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk for HIV transmission is incredibly low to no risk. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly... Read more »

Condom broke while fuckin' in the shower

Yesterday I did a random hook up. I tried my best to protect myself. I did oral with a condom on, and the guy topped me with condom on. After while, we went into the shower and he ****** me. I forgot for how long, then he took out his penis, and the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,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 »

Virus in showers.

How long can the virus live outside the host? I mean If there is some blood in a shared bathroom (I practice swimming and I have to share the showers) how much time takes to the virus to die?, taking on consideration the warm tempeture and wetness...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The 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 »
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shower stalls and hot tbs

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Has there been a study to see if people have gotten infected from shower stalls or hot tubs ?

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flesh wound transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I 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 »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by health2010, 1 Reply
is 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 »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
Before you worry your head off about HIV, please make sure you understand some basics to see if you if you were at risk.
What is HIV?
How is HIV transmitted? Read more »