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Sharing Drinks And Cuts In Mouth

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CDC's definition of 'exposure'

Hi Dr. I feel I have been living in the 'window period' for the last two years of my life. I am a straight male. Everytime I get a test and feel I can be satisifed with the results, something else happens. For example, I went out with some friends...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the last two years are highly excessive and completely unwarranted.Your current fears are not justified. Your HIV risk from sharing a drink, even with the cut in your mouth, is nonexistent. Testing is not recommended. HIV is not your problem. No... Read more »

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... Read more »

Share Experience with Others

Dear Dr. Ryan,Your work on this site is admirable as is your patience with having to repeat... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household items, or swimming in the same pool as someone with HIV. Some people talk about "shared body fluids" being risky for HIV, but no documented cases of HIV have been caused by sweat, saliva or tears.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...1-888-232-6348 (TTY), in English, en EspaƱol. How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? If you choose to share sex toys with your partner, such as dildos or vibrators, each partner should use a new condom on the sex toy; and ... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...on the type of contact. HIV is most easily transmitted throughunprotected (no condoms) anal sex, unprotected vaginal sex, and sharinginjection drug equipment. Oral sex has been shown to be less risky than these activities, but it isnot... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...risk of becoming infected with HIV is from sharing needles to inject drugs with someone who is infected with HIV. When you share needles, there is a very high probability that someone else's blood will be injected into your bloodstream.... Read more »
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Sharing shaving razors?

Posted by Carrie, 8 Replies
...My boyfriend (poz) and I (neg) were wondering if HIV can pass threw sharing the same shaving razors. The concern is obviously that if he nicks himself while shaving his face and gets blood on the razor, Read more »

Sharing toothbrushes

Posted by StupidMe, 1 Reply
...Hi all, I keep reading inconsistent information regarding the risks associated with sharing toothbrushes. So I was wandering what the real risk is. Is it zero, theoretical, negligible, low...etc? I'm asking because I Read more »

News I want to share.....

Posted by rainbowhisperer, 6 Replies
...reason I am who i am. Jesus put me here to love and take care of children. I have devoted my whole life to children.Thank you in sharing in my happiness I just wanted to brag for a minute. With love always. Read more »

sharing utensils

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello Everyone. I have tried asking this question, but am usually met with hostility when it comes up, the usual response being that I am rather slow or young, which I am not. I have a loved one who is AIDS positive. I love her very much but... Read more »