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Can I Get AIDS From Touching Skin

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...an HIV-positive woman unprotected oral sex (if you're providing the mouth; this is a much lower risk than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you getting HIV. If you're curious about whether specific sexual acts are riskier than others, check out...
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HIV/AIDS CLINIC-NURSE NEEDS ADVICE. Donation added!

I work at an HIV/AIDS Clinic in a urban setting. I usually am OK with working there and rarely have fears. 1. I used the restroom directly after our HIV patients (like as he walked out, I walked in) I sat on the toilet seat and DID NOT use a seat...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...go back to not even letting it bother me and do my job without worrying?" Definitely the latter! The only way you can catch HIV in that bathroom stall is by having unsafe sex with an HIVer!2. Nope!3. Absolutely no risk.I would suggest you spend... Read more »

$50 donation about "cracked skin"

I know you hear a lot of questions about "shaking hands" but please hear me out. Today I shook hands with an HIV+ man. I couldn't be rude and not shake his hand that he extended to me! As we gripped hands I noticed his hand was wet!! I worried and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Yes, the "handshake" question is nearly reaching QTND (questions that never die) status. Your risk due to "cracked skin" is nonexistent. If HIV were transmitted that easily it would have wiped out the planet long ago. Do you always have to... 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
...with AIDS.If the person with AIDS has fever blisters or cold sores (herpes simplex) around the mouth or nose, don't kiss or touch the sores. If you have to touch the sores to help the person, wear gloves and wash your hands carefully as soon as... Read more »

doctor touched my penis with a pen (literally) and told me i can get aids from kissing (donation on the way)

Hi doca doctor not as lovely as yourself was looking at my penis and then touched it with a pennow i am paranoid that it broke the skin because i have a skin problem down there (he didnt mean to touch it but he was pointing at it)he is a derm and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...other" with his pen? Silly boy. Dermatologists have specialized thingamajigs to pop something-or-others. Everyone knows that!Your HIV and hepatitis risk is completely nonexistent. However, I don't recommend you return to see this dermatologist,... Read more »
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Molluscum

...it is not possible to avoid being exposed to it. However, if you have molluscum you should make sure that the lesions don't touch anyone else. You should also be careful not to spread molluscum to different parts of your body. Be careful not to... Read more »
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Condoms

...a toilet. They can clog plumbing. Using a Male Condom: Put the condom on when your penis is erect -- but before it touches your partner's mouth, vagina, or rectum. Many couples use a condom too late, after some initial penetration. ... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...fullness. Temporary and permanent fillers are available.Temporary fillers usually last from three to 12 months and usually requiretouch-ups. Permanent fillers provide long-lasting results, but generally cannotbe removed if the outcome is not... Read more »
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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...infected with herpes zoster and develop chickenpox. They should avoid contact with the shingles rash or with anything that may have touched the shingles rash or blisters. How Is Shingles Treated? Several types of drugs are used to treat... Read more »
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body fluid touched the skin without intercourse

Posted by mona811
...can anyone tell me that if body fluid has touched the skin without intercoursing can person be effected with hiv Read more »

HIV Skin Symptoms (Pics) Please Read

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...(almost a year after possible exposure) I noticed a small brownish rough patch on the top of my left foot. It feels rough to the touch and has a central rough/pin spot in the middle. This has been present since and hasnt gone away. Its... Read more »

Do other people feel "static" on your skin?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird
...me - I can't feel it. Only the other person does. The other person does not get any "crackling" - as you sometimes do when touching electrical equipment - but apparently "static" is the closest word to describe the feeling. Apparently it's as... Read more »

a dangerous touch

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...To be short, a sex worker touch me on my neck. My neck was shaved half an hour ago when I had my hair cut. If the sex worker had just finished her job for Read more »