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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Touching Urine

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...her or her babys risk of getting infected. Babies who are born with herpes do better if the disease is recognized and treated early. Genital herpes, like other genital diseases that cause sores, is important in the spread of HIV infection. A person infected with herpes may have a greater risk of getting HIV. This may be due to the open sores caused by the herpes infection or by other factors in the immune system. In addition, HIV-positive...
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hepatits in urine?

hello, are HIV and hepatitis b and c transmitted if by accident i put my hand in my mouth after i touched the flush handle and door knob in the lab of the hospital??please reply
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No this is not a risk. Read more »

Absolutely Stupid Father and Husband (SALIVA, SWEAT, URINE) (WATERSPORTS)(HIV BASICS)

Dr. Frascino, thank you for all you do. I have a question and I am hoping that you will answer. I had protected oral receptive sex with an HIV+ friend. I am male. To my knowledge the rubber stayed intact but my worry is of the following. I had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you had protected "insertive," not "receptive," oral sex. Assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail, your HIV-acquisition risk would be nonexistent. Saliva does not transmit HIV, unless there is visible blood present. See... Read more »

HIV - AIDS Transmission

Hi, my mom is infected by HIV, i help her appllying pain releif ointment on her back bone, i see the blood scratches on her body.. is there any chance that it is transmitted to me. Please help i am in big delima.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I'm very pleased you are helping your mom. You can care for her without worry of acquiring HIV by following some very basic precautions. (See below.) Give your mom a big hug from me, OK?Dr. BobWhat You Need to Know About Read more »

Coffee with AIDS and Milk (HIV IN NASAL MUCOUS)

Can I get AIDS this way? I was at Starbucks and ordered a cup of coffee. After I drank it, I remembered seeing the cashier who poured it wipe her nose with her hand. She may have just been itching it, but if she wasn't and she had mucous on her hand...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...remember?So while you're sipping your java with extra boogers, if you were really so concerned you should have checked the archives. As with 99.9% of the questions I'm asked, I have already answered a number of questions similar to yours. (See... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...what the manufacturer charges them) to make them even more accessible. Some health departments and STD clinics, and nonprofit HIV/AIDS service organizations have condoms available for free. We encourage you to keep a good supply of condoms... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

... Requirements for Transmission to Occur Where Is HIV Found in the Body? Infectious "Bodily Fluids" Possibly Infectious "Bodily Fluids" Non-Infectious Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...Tests Who Is at Risk for Diabetes? What Problems Can Diabetes Cause? How Are Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Treated? HIV and Diabetes Taking Care of Yourself What Is Diabetes? Diabetes and pre-diabetes are serious conditions in... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

What Do the Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Look Like?

...with anal herpes lesions. Some people have an outbreak of sores on a regular basis. Where to get more information about HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases Call the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. You can call them 24 hours... Read more »
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HIV and urine - please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I know little about HIV and how it is transmitted and yesterday something happened that made me begin to worry. I was using a public restroom when a Read more »

Lapdance handjob is this a risk ?

Posted by scaredagain, 6 Replies
...later and I could only wash when I got back to the hotel,a few hours later. I have not been circumcised. I don't know the HIV status of this girl and am now starting to spiral into a depression worrying that there may have been some vaginal... Read more »

Just a personal thought

Posted by Anonymous
...bugs me are the germs/bacteria that resides on environmental surfaces e.g. toilet sinks, taps, doorknobs etc. I know that the HIV virus does not live well on such surfaces and there has never been a documented case of any person who's gotten HIV... Read more »

Need your help...thanks!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...would be kind enough to help me with. 1) Toilet taps - I had a bleeding thumb the other day and I was washing it when my wound touched the tap. 2) Urinals - I was urinating at the urinal when my privates touched the urinal surface. 3) Doorknobs... Read more »