Aids Transmission And Soap Sharing
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Posted by arjun, 3 RepliesDear 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 »
Posted by SBGuard, 1 ReplyI'm a 22 year old female and I work as a security guard. A little over two weeks ago, I responded to a fight out in a parking. Two males were fighting (they were hitting each other in the ribs, face, and abdomen-which resulted in a lot of blood-and... Read more »
Posted by Carrie, 8 RepliesMy 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, then I use the same one and nick myself while... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesHello.
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 »
Posted by bradfordHIV Activist Shares His Experiences with Facing AIDS Initiative
Guest Blog - Editors Note: Bradford McIntyre, an HIV activist who runs the Positively Positive: Living with HIV website in Canada (www.PositivelyPositive.ca) has participated in... Read more »
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Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramThank you for your question.HIV is not spread through any form of casual contact. This is because theHIV virus will not survive outside the human body for more than a fewminutes. Also, within this few minutes, the virus must get directly into... Read more »
Washington University, St. Louis School of MedicineI am glad to hear you are practicing safe sex. HIV dies relatively quickly when outside the body. You do not want to get any of your semen (sperm) on your partner's mucosal surfaces or open skin. You can use the same soap. The best thing to do... Read more »
Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesHIV is not spread through contact with soap. HIV does not survive long in the environment. Soap is also highly effective in killing microorganims. Please see the response to "Getting HIV through sharing soap"... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHiThe quick answer is no this is not a way for HIV transmission. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid from prolonged period of time. Also once HIV is outside of the body it... Read more »
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African Grandmothers Raising AIDS Orphans Share Experiences With Canadian Grandmothers Ahead of XVI International AIDS ConferenceAbout 100 grandmothers from 11 African countries last week traveled to Canada for a four-day gathering to share with about 200 Canadian grandmothers their experiences of caring for their grandchildren, who have lost parents to AIDS-related... Read more »
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