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Can Animals Catch Aids

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Another Animal Question!

Can you catch and diseases/get cancners/HIV/AIDS anything...if a cat gives you oral sex...or saliva gets near your genitals?!...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Well, no wonder people love their pets so much. A cat is giving you oral sex? Ill have to assume youre a woman or the cat would have to be a giant cougar? How did you teach him or her to do that? Have you been playing "hide the can... Read more »

can animals carry AIDS

Is it possible for an animal such as a dog that has been living with someone with AIDS for a long... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Researchers Need to Know How Evolutionary Life of Viruses Affects Evolution of Humans, Animals, Opinion Piece Says

"[B]efore researchers can develop new drugs" to "stave off the worst that viruses" -- such as HIV -- and "bacteria can produce, ... they must understand the evolutionary nature of individual diseases and how viruses and bacteria, in turn, shape the... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

An Animal Model for a Functional Cure for AIDS

Dr. Cristian Apetrei A very small proportion of HIV-infected people experience long-term control of viral growth and disease progression in the absence of any antiretroviral therapy. And a fraction of these fortunate individuals, known as... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Asia: Preventing AIDS Through Animation

A doctoral student worked with her advisors at Stanford University's School of Education and with overseas physicians to create an animated tutorial to teach young Asians about HIV/AIDS. Offered in separate versions targeting youths in India and in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Report: Number of Women With HIV/AIDS in China Catching Up With Men

The number of female HIV/AIDS patients in China is quickly catching up with that of men, Xinhua News Agency quoted a Ministry of Health report as saying Wednesday. Just ten years ago in China, the ratio of male HIV/AIDS patients to female was 5 to... Read more »
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I got infected by an animal

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm serious. My doctor told me that if the animal has hiv it can give it to you by scratching you. I work with monkeys and feel I may be exposed. Thats how the virus made it into humans I think.

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Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
In regard to HIV infected people keeping animals as pets, the guidelines are spelled out in detail in the PAWS website:
Its interesting to note that the previous post had a question about whether you can get HIV from animals.... Read more »

Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »

i hope my boyfriend didn't catch it....

Posted by Erica, 1 Reply
I am a 29 yr old recovering herion addict, i have been experiencing a lot of signs of HIV. I am soooo scared i have infected my boyfriend, i left him and the house today in a pure panic, I have a test in the am, but I am sure I do have it, please... Read more »