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Can A Person With Hiv Live And Not Transfer The Disease

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...There are extremely rare cases of HIV being transmitted via deep "French" kissing but in each case, infected blood was exchanged due to bleeding gums or sores in the mouth. Because of this remote risk, it is recommended that individuals who are HIV-infected avoid deep, open-mouth "French" kissing with a non-infected partner, as there is a potential risk of transferring infected blood. Summary: There is no risk of transmission closed-mouth...
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HIV transfer

I have been curious to know about these things lately. If a HIV person has mouth sores, can he transfer HIV to other people while sharing water glasses and food items? And can you get HIV by sharing tooth paste with an HIV positive person?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The answers would be no and no. Next question!Dr. Bob 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 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
...specially by my own family. Thank you, for making me understand that HIV is more that a virus...HIV is a virus that inhabits people as me and you. And, this people are heroes for not letting themselves get defested by this diseaseResponse from... 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 grandpa hugs/holds me for LONG periods of time(like 5 minutes), he also ALWAYS kisses my face, cheeks and when he's hugging/holding me, he kisses the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...specially by my own family. Thank you, for making me understand that HIV is more that a virus...HIV is a virus that inhabits people as me and you. And, this people are heroes for not letting themselves get defested by this disease Response from... Read more »

Livign with an HIV+ friend

I'm living with an HIV+ friend. We have NO sex and share NO needles. But share plates, glasses, utencils, etc. Am I 100% safe?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...specially by my own family. Thank you, for making me understand that HIV is more that a virus...HIV is a virus that inhabits people as me and you. And, this people are heroes for not letting themselves get defested by this diseaseResponse from... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...one-quarter (252,000 to 312,000 persons) are unaware of their HIV status. Because they do not know they are infected, these individuals are unable to benefit from clinical care related to their HIV disease. In addition, some of these people may... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...without HIV infection. Most other AIDS-defining conditions are also "opportunistic infections" which rarely cause harm in healthy individuals. A diagnosis of AIDS also is given to HIV-infected individuals when their CD4+ T-cell count falls below... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

... Transgender persons illuminate the complex interplay of social and biological factors that determine gender identity (an individual's own sense of maleness or femaleness) and contribute to both HIV risk and HIV health. This article highlights... Read more »
The Body

I Am NOT HIV

...heard, time and time and time again the phrase/question/query, "Are you HIV?" While I totally understand the question that the individual is attempting to ask, it is all I can do to not answer honestly, "No. I am not HIV." Or, if I were really... Read more »
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Sharing shaving razors?

Posted by Carrie, 8 Replies
...shaving his face and gets blood on the razor, then I use the same one and nick myself while shaving my legs, could the virus be transfered? My thought is that since the infected (ish, I hate that term) blood dries and is exposed to air, it... Read more »

My HIV MD pisses me off!

Posted by jmiami, 7 Replies
...those super skinny, super healthy eating, sports nut and he looked at me in disgust like I weighed 500 pounds in front of these people. I was acting cool and collective but I really wanted to belt him one. Needless to say, I am finding another... Read more »

testing for HIV Aids: urgent pls help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...rolled on the bed. the fluid must have gotten intach with my penis cuz otherwise i wdnt hav contracted ghonorrea. do you think HIV Aids virus can be that 'sly' as the ghonorrea virus have prooved to be? but for sure i din get back i.e din have... Read more »

Fear of HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...I hope with this post I can connect on some level with people who, like me, have lived in fear of HIV/AIDs and let it cast a pall over their lives. First let me describe to you how fear Read more »