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Aids Transmission And Soap Sharing

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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 »

Blood transmission...scared

Posted by SBGuard, 1 Reply
I'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 »

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, then I use the same one and nick myself while... 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 »

HIV Activist Shares His Experiences with Facing AIDS Initiative

Posted by bradford
HIV 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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Getting HIV by sharing soap

Hi, I was wondering HIV/AIDS can be transmitted through sharing a bar of soapthat is used in the shower since the soap comes in contact with genital/analareas. Also, what if one person, who had AIDS, had some cut or lesion, and then washed his hands...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank 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 »

Concern!Sharing soap

Dr. Aberg,My boyfriend is HIV negative and I am HIV+, I am always being very careful after sex because I do not want him to be in contact with any form of the virus (We use condoms). An example: after sex in the shower, is it safe to use the same...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
I 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 »

soap dilemma

dear ryan,i have been practising safe sex for the last ten years.i recently visited a brothel where i had sex with a woman using double condoms.after having sex i washed my genitals with dettol soap and water.later the doubt which started haunting...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV 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 »

Accidently sharing a razor & hiv transmission.

I may have accidentally shared a razor with a friend who could be hiv positive. She's a friend and slept over so I gave her a NEW razor to shave with and she sat it next mine which was a different color. I got in the shower as soon as she left...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe 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 »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New African Soap Opera to Help War Against AIDS

Africa's airwaves are shortly to become a platform for the war against AIDS with Kenyan television stars and numerous government agencies participating in a new soap opera for the continent. "Heart and Soul" will address other issues of concern to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

African Grandmothers Raising AIDS Orphans Share Experiences With Canadian Grandmothers Ahead of XVI International AIDS Conference

About 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 »
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

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 »