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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Casual Contact

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Ask the Experts

Grandfather and HIV (CASUAL CONTACT, 2009)

My mom said to email you, I'm 15 and just found out my grandpa has HIV. I'm so scared because my grandpa hugs/holds me for LONG periods of time(like 5 minutes), he also ALWAYS kisses my face, cheeks and when he's hugging/holding me, he kisses the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...means to those of us who are infected and how HIV is and is not transmitted. Please "pay it forward" by helping us increase HIV/AIDS awareness in others who may also benefit from such enlightenments. Give your dad a hug from me. OK? Dr. Bob... Read more »

Child's Casual Contact with HIV infected person

Hi,Every week, I bring my two year old with me to visit my grandmother. My cousin also lives with... Read more »

Can you get HIV from coming in contact with a + person's snot?

Okay, I know it's gross, but....if a person is infected, and the caretaker comes into contact with... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates Call on Huckabee to Meet With Mother of Ryan White

...presidential nomination, asking him to meet with the mother of Ryan White to discuss comments he made in 1992 about people living with HIV/AIDS, the AP/ Forbes reports (Sidoti, AP/ Forbes , 12/11). Huckabee -- who made the statements in an... Read more »
U.S. Department of Justice

The Americans With Disabilities Act and the Rights of Persons With HIV/AIDS to Obtain Occupational Training and State Licensing

...occupational license or admission to a trade school because of his or her disability. Examples of discrimination against persons with HIV/AIDS would include, for example: a certificate program for health aides having a blanket policy... Read more »
The Body

HIV, Ignorance and Bigotry Take Center Stage During Iowa State Senate Race

...sodomite." And then there were the controversial comments that popular conservative radio host Jan Mickelson made about gay men and HIV/AIDS in August. The Iowa Independent wrote: Mickelson said on the air that AIDS discriminates against... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

ILO Calls on Middle Eastern Countries to End Discrimination Against People Living With HIV/AIDS, Proposes Code of Practice

...called on some Middle Eastern countries, including the United Arab Emirates, to end discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS, The National reports. ILO in partnership with UNAIDS and the International Organization for Migration ... Read more »
Connect With Others

risk assesment please?

Posted by pixie, 2 Replies
...Hi there from South Africa, I just have a few queries about HIV and I ask if you can assess my risks? 1. I went to a club recently and cut my leg on a very prominent step. I only noticed the Read more »

What are you worried about today?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...OK - so we are all smart enough to know how HIV is transmitted. But yet we still worry about casual contact, like: 1) "thinking" you stepped on a needle - you would KNOW! 2) Read more »

This could be stupid but ...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know saliva is not known to be the mode of transmission. But here's the thing: I have a friend who is sexually active (visiting pros, unprotected sex, and such), and I don't know his sero-status. So one day we had a game of soccer. I was having a... Read more »

Contacting other HIV+ active duty soldiers

Posted by armypoz, 5 Replies
...I am HIV+ and currently serving on active duty. Would like to contact other active duty soldiers of any branch that would be interested Read more »