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Can HIV Survive In Hand Lotion

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Could Hydrocortisone 2.5% Lotion Cause a False Negative HIV test

I put this lotion on my daughter twice a day for three days before I took an Oraquick HIV test. I got it on my hands each time, so could this have caused a false negative? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope!Dr. Bob... Read more »

Hiv infection via rollon lotion

I went to a body massage parlor. After an hour of massage she offered penis treatment massage. She... Read more »

condoms and lotions - problem ingredients?

Dear Dr. Bob,First I have to tell you I love reading your answers you tell it like it is with wit... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In Africa, AIDS and Famine Now Go Hand in Hand

Across southern Africa, some 7 million farmers have died from AIDS, according to official estimates, leaving many families with neither the means nor the experience to farm. The continuing AIDS crisis threatens to create chronic food shortages and... Read more »
National Association of People With AIDS

Three Stories of Personal Survival and Growth From People Living With HIV

These three stories of personal survival and growth are reprints from previous issues of Positive Voice , chosen because they illustrate key themes of the International AIDS Conference. Margot experienced stigma and exclusion from health care... Read more »
Body Positive

Ten Things You Can Do to Survive and Thrive With HIV Financially

If working, ensure medical coverage. Pursue group benefits, especially medical and long-term disability insurance. It is no accident that three out of these ten recommendations deal with medical insurance. If considering moving out of state be... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Price of Surviving HIV

This past January, the New York Times published a front page story about the downside of living longer with HIV. Despite the fact that people with HIV are living longer, the story described survival issues and other health complications that are... Read more »
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Hiv from unsanitary lotion in non sexual massage

Posted by jackieole, 2 Replies
Hello. Can you catch Hiv from a non sexual massage. I went into a fairly nice spa and had a half hour massage. I noticed the lady (who was very nice) was using a jar of cream.. not a pumop bottle. I have had anxiety issues in the past and i noticed... Read more »

Has anyone used hand lotion as a lub and....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
had the condom break? I had lady who used hand lotion (unless non-oil based lubs come in a pump too)...codnom didn;t break and I conducted my own tests later and condom did not break. I have read hand lotion can weaken a condom is this a caution... Read more »

hiv survival skeptic for jackie

Posted by Anonymous
hey I read a previous post about shaking hands with open cuts.Ok fair enough hiv dies outside the body but do we know how long exactly?I read it dies after 10 mins but what if hiv blood makes contact on open wounds befor that?I mean the time it... Read more »

HIV Survival

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've been searching everywhere and cannot find a good answer to this question. How long will HIV survive in everyday environments outside of the body? There was a small amount of dried blood (much less than a milliliter) on the sink in a public... Read more »