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Can A Medical Assistant Contact A Parent Of A Person With Hiv Infection

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women

Early in the epidemic, HIV infection and AIDS were diagnosed for relatively few women and female adolescents (although we know now that many women were infected with HIV through injection drug use but that their infections were not diagnosed). 1 Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Women of color are especially affected by HIV infection and AIDS. In 2004 (the most recent year for which data are...
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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 her and is HIV positive. I learned this a few months ago, when he started receiving treatment after actually being categorized as having AIDS. He is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,HIV is not transmitted by casual contact. Period. It's unfortunate that your pediatrician frightened us so unnecessarily. She is obviously misinformed about HIV-transmission risk. The only "secretion" to be at all concerned... Read more »

Close contact with hiv infected person

If you live or have close (non-sexual) contact with someone who is hiv infected, it is reasonable to believe that you may come into contact with some of their blood on the bathroom sink, on door handles, in the shower, or anywhere one might cut...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There are 2 things you must do immediately:1. Stop worrying about casual indirect contact. It is not a risk for contracting HIV.2. Stop popping pimples and scratching off scabs. That's just plain gross.Stay well.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Contact with HIV / AIDS infected persons.

I am a healthcare support worker. I recently came in contact with a HIV positive / AIDS patient in their room in the hospital. While I am aware of the way HIV / AIDS spreads, I have the following questions : (a) What precautions do I need to take...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,It sounds like you still may have some basic questions about how HIV is spread. HIV is ONLY spread when HIV positive body fluid comes out of someone's body and goes directly/immediately inside someone else's body.... Read more »

Can a child contact HIV from a carrier who's "dads friend"? (CASUAL CONTACT, HIV BASICS)

My daughters (5) and her father, is in a relationship with a girl who is a HIV Carrier on medication. Can the virus be given to my child? I want to make sure to protect her from getting it. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First of all, there is no such thing as an "HIV carrier." Someone is either HIV positive (infected) or HIV negative (not infected).Next, HIV is not transmitted by casual conduct and you should have no fears about your daughter... Read more »
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scared shitless-tell parents of possibility of HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a low risk encounter (condom, no break no slip) with a high risk person (many sex partners status assuming HIV+ positive in retrospect) just 2 1/2 weeks ago, should I tell parents of possible exposure i.e. had one night stand?

Currently I... Read more »

Visiting HIV infected person

Posted by tnk, 1 Reply
Hello Sir, I am from India..Please help me....

My father-in-law is HIV +ve. We came to know about this about 3 months back..
We are supposed to visit him for 2 days this weekend..

What I want to know is what precautions should I take while our visit..... Read more »

DEPRESSION---ASSISTANCE??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi everyone- My name is Sidney-I am 29 and I have been

positive now for going on five years- and I have dealt with

my diagnosis up to this point in time by not dealing with it at

all, disassociation, and self-delusional, self-destructive

behavioral... Read more »

to the CASUAL CONTACT guy

Posted by mental_case
look i am trying to help you here but...
you have an awful weird definition of CASUAL contact!
there is not an exchange of cum or blood in casual contact it is that simple.
WHAT YOU ARE RELATING IS NOT CASUAL CONTACT!
in life anything can happen and if... Read more »