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HIV from surface when other person is bleeding

While I understand the risk depends on the person having HIV, if the person is unknown to you...How much risk is there if you were to get in a elevator with someone who has blood pouring (bad nose bleed) and you push the button they pushed...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:HIV does not live well outside of the human body. Any virus present in their blood would be unlikely to infect you. Furthermore, and just as important, the virus needs access to your bloodstream for an infection to occur. Unless your finger... Read more »

it is possible to contract hiv from surface of shaving machine

hallo i used a shaving machine and cut my skin when i was using it and bled. it wasn't stearlized but used it 2 hours after anybody had used it and i know many people use that machine. I am scared of contracting hiv or hepatitis. is it possible...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your questions,There is no risk for HIV from what you're talking about. There needs to be HIV+ body fluid coming out of someone's body and going directly/immediately inside of your body. That didn't happen at all in this... Read more »

Can I live at home with my wife who is not HIV?

Hi Mark, I need to tell my wife about this recent HIV infection. I am afraid she will not want me in the house any longer. If we do not participate in any sexual activity, how dangerous am I to her? What if I get a cut?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Yes, you need to disclose your HIV diagnosis to her. There is no problem with you living with her and practicing safe sex.... Read more »

Assisted Living Homes for HIV Patient

How do I find a LTAL Home for my brother who is in the last stages of aids. He is almost blind now, needs his meds, decent food and lots of snacks, music....HELP We are in Phoenix and he is a VET. Or should I consider opening a facility...not in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Talk to your brother's HIV physician specialist. He should be able to provide you with a list of local options for your brother. There are a number of hospice services in the Phoenix area. Please give your brother a hug from me, OK? Thanks... Read more »
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single and living with HIV

Posted by Anonymous
Hi! I am tired of being alone, living with this disease. It seems as though it is impossible to find someone who is not drug-dependent or an ex-con or really bi-sexual to date when you have HIV, among our population at least. Trying to date someone... Read more »

hiv exposer from a eviromental surface.

Posted by shayshay, 2 Replies
Hi, can a person get hiv if a drop of blood get on their virgan from a tiolet seat. I had a Naat test after 3-weeks neg and a 9-week Orasure Advaned neg also. What are my chances of having hiv. Thank you. Read more »

Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
Hallo. I have read a lot of articles before asking this question but I still have a question (maybe due to the fact that I do not have medical knowledge). We know that HIV does not survive for very long outside the body. Actually as soon as the body... Read more »