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Can I Catch HIV From Clothing

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Laundry together with HIV person's clothes

i've searched cdc but didn't cover this question so here housemate/bff is HIV positive. he's relatively healthy, strong as a horse and running a multi-national company. we live together (non-sexual of course) and our maid washes our...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The HIV-acquisition/transmission risk from co-mingling your tighty-whities in the Maytag is completely nonexistent no matter how spunked Read more »

hiv through clothes

hey doc, its the lousy ambulance worker again, umm, doc would hiv transmitt if a couple blood drops... Read more »

How long could HIV survive on clothing?

Ok heres what happened. I brought my girlfriend back to my dorm room and we had sex. I didn't have... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Commercial Sex Trade for Discounted Fashion Clothing in Iran Hampering Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS north Tehran's "affluent" Tajrish district said that about 50% of shopkeepers in the mall had accepted sex in exchange for clothes, the Guardian reports. Another worker in the same mall, who admitted to accepting sex for clothes, said that... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

... If you find something, don't believe your partner if he or she tells you itwas caused by the heat, the weather, or clothes. You should avoid any contactwith the area until a health care worker has examined it. Don't floss,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...erotic massage, masturbation or hand jobs (mutual masturbation). There are no documented cases of HIV transmission through wet clothing. Having sex in a monogamous (faithful) relationship is safe if: Both of you are uninfected (HIV-negative);... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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hiv infectious thru cloths?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...through his undies and through my own and surly making contact with my vagina.Is his sperm infectious this way (assuming he has hiv)?someone please help. Read more »

Please help

Posted by Anon1984, 5 Replies
...genitals for a second or so, there was no visible fluid on her hands and I had no cuts on my genitals, other than this I was fully clothed the whole time however I later found out she was a prostitute, there was no other sexual contact apart from... Read more »

please help

Posted by johnchef, 1 Reply
...i used condoms all the time to have sex..but last week i fingered a girl maybe for 7 seconds..after i finished i put on my clothes and went in the bathroom ..i then washed my hands with only water and then i catch some water in my hands and... Read more »


Posted by jaw98, 2 Replies
...i was sitting in there talking to them and one of the other aides had walked by and asked me why i wasnt wearing the proper clothing. I just commented back, "because HIV and AIDS are viruses and you cant get them thru the air, or touch. Why are... Read more »