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Can I Get AIDS From Casual Contact

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Re: HIV transmission Risk, WILL DONATE (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

Hi Doc,I just thought of another question after typing my original ones (below). #4. Would the fact that I get Cold Sores occasionally make it more likely for me to transmit HIV in the below circumstances? Specifically the one with the milk? I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...its way into your next-day nookie or bathroom activities? No, of course not. Frevinsakes!3. HIV is not transmitted via casual contact (see below), including milk cartons, foods or household items.4. No, even with cold sores, HIV is not... Read more »

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... 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 »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Annan to Contact Libyan Government Over Death Sentences of Bulgarian Workers Accused of Infecting Children With HIV

...U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Tuesday said he plans to contact the Libyan government "at a high level" to discuss a Libyan court verdict sentencing six Bulgarian health care workers and a Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alabama: HIV Inmates to Get More Contact With Other Inmates, Commissioner Says

... New policy changes will allow segregated HIV-positive inmates in Alabama's prison system to have more contact with the general inmate population, Corrections Commissioner Richard Allen said Wednesday. Alabama segregates HIV-positive inmates Read more »
The Body

International AIDS Conference Day 3: Dr. Koh Speaks on HIV Travel Restrictions

...there was little known about how HIV was spread. Scientists have long since proved that HIV/AIDS is not spread through casual contact with a person living with HIV. Moreover, HIV is not like some other diseases that might prevent entry into the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Central Indiana Group Plans History Project on Ryan White

...moved. The case attracted international attention, and White helped combat the idea that HIV/AIDS could be spread through casual contact. He died in 1990 at age 18. "We want people to understand the story from that time period," said Kelly... Read more »
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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 in starting support groups or other avenues of support to other Read more »

Sexual contact w/ partner of unknown hiv status

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...typically you'll see the highest risk in men having sex with men, people who have sex with iv drug users and then heterosexual contact. Alright seems simple enough. Now it's time for math. Figure your % chance of just to happen across someone... Read more »

Possible HIV contact

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I came to find out that I may have been exposed to the HIV virus. The person I was with penetrated me without a condom and then we stopped for a condom. After finding out that he was Read more »

HIV - through hand contact?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'm currently feeling absolutely petrified and shocked with an insistent belief that I have contracted HIV. The tragic incident occurred with a prostitute who first had her fingers inside her vagina and then used that hand to rub Read more »