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Can Someone Catch AIDS From Shaking Hands

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Masturbate after shaking hand with HIV person.

Mr. God I know you very busy and have a lot of thing to be done. But every word you reply us will give us more knowledge about HIV, and more people to join to the battle against HIV. Here is my short story: A week ago, I went to a party to meet my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Dear Sticky Fingers,Neither your handshake nor subsequent shaking hand poses a risk for HIV. If HIV were that easy to catch, it would have wiped out the whole planet years ago.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Shaking hands with positive man with cut on nose.

Hey,I'm being REALLY paranoid but I just need to settle my anxiety. Yesterday I shook hands... Read more »

Unusual hand shake

I recently shook hands with an hiv positive man. He had dry/peeling hands. Is there a risk of... Read more »
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CDC Shake-Up Could Be Good for AIDS Prevention

Who should replace this lady? Julie Gerberding's tenure as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director is over on Inauguration Day . AIDS advocates are hoping that her departure will mark the end of a politically charged era of the CDC... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Shaking the Status Quo: 2012 HIV/AIDS Conference Research Highlights

It is virtually impossible to point to a single piece of research or conference presentation as the seminal study in a particular subfield this year, so we won't attempt to pass such a judgment. Instead, we take you on a guided tour through... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethiopians Know About AIDS, But Don't Think They'll Catch It: Study

Almost 98 percent of Ethiopians know about AIDS and HIV, but most people tend to think that their personal risk of infection is very low, the east African country's first behavioral study showed Wednesday. "Despite the high level of HIV/AIDS... Read more »
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Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
I have a friend who is hiv positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist... Read more »

shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
2 years ago at a concert, this guy cut him self in a mosh pit. He shook my hand and had blood on it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either.

What's my risk? Read more »

Just took the test & shaking!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

I just took my first HIV test ever. I have had unprotected sex several times but I have had no sex for the past 4months.

I wanted to make sure I waited the correct amount of time so that I can start my new sex life, free of HIV thoughts and... Read more »

Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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