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Can Tears Transmit Hiv

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Microscopic tears in skin & other ways of HIV transmission

Hi, Dr. Bob. I appreciate you. I was recently diagnosed as HIV positive. My current boyfriend had to undergo PEP, but he is standing by me & we are still working on the future. What is hard for me to bear is that the hospital (public health) where...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...boyfriend:1.He could never have sex with you ever again.2.He could contract HIV from kissing you.3.He could contract HIV from your tears.4.He could contract HIV from microscopic tears in his skin if he touched you.Hmm . . . and four different... Read more »

Paper Cut (TEARS)

I was recently working with a child who is HIV positive. The child had to receive vaccinations and... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chinese Farmers With HIV/AIDS Threatened With Tear Gas After Protest for Medical Files

...reported rough treatment highlights the Chinese government's lingering hesitance to fully acknowledge the incompetence that led HIV to spread widely in Henan. After denying for years that AIDS was a problem, the government has recently become... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Small Tears in Placenta Likely Associated With Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission, Study Says

... Small tears in the placenta of HIV-positive pregnant women might allow the virus to pass from the woman's blood to the infant during delivery Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Small Tears in Placenta May Be Relaying HIV to Babies

... Mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT) may be occurring via small tears in the placenta during birth, a recent study suggested. Without treatment, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China: AIDS-Hit Villagers Celebrate Chinese New Year With Tears and Hope

...doctor said. The treatment is free since the central and provincial governments have allocated at least $2 million to control HIV/AIDS. The local government gave AIDS patients in Houyang, another AIDS-ravaged village in Shangcai County, 50 yuan... Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...Hi everyone, I have good reason to be worried that I have HIV, and am waiting the time to be retested (first was negative, which was about one month after I think I could have been infected, Read more »

Is This True?

Posted by SelfRevelations, 5 Replies
...Hello, Newbie here. I was recently talking to a male (HIV-)friend of mine about the transmission of HIV/AIDS. He has a female friend in the nursing health field & she told him that Read more »

Strange Question

Posted by Anonymous
...I can't get the experts to answer this question so I will try the forum. Consider the following scenario: Male (HIV-) having unprotected vaginal sex with Female (HIV+). Male has no history of STDs, is circumsized and no cuts on penis. Female Read more »

Shoud I get tested

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...pressure. I didn't see him disinfect that instrument before put it on my eye ball. As far as I know, HIV virus does exist in tears and on eye linings. I checked the website of related regulation organization. It was recommended that those... Read more »