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Can U Get AIDS From Touching Tears

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Condoms

...apart. Use unlubricated condoms for oral sex (most lubricants taste awful). Do not throw condoms into a toilet. They can clog plumbing. Using a Male Condom: Put the condom on when your penis is erect -- but before it touches your partner's mouth, vagina, or rectum. Many couples use a condom too late, after some initial penetration. Direct genital contact can transmit some diseases. The liquid that comes out of the penis before...
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Paper Cut (TEARS)

I was recently working with a child who is HIV positive. The child had to receive vaccinations and was crying. As i consoled her, i wiped tears from her face, forgetting that I had a rather deep paper cut on my finger from the day before. Can HIV be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Can tears transmit HIV? Ahhhh . . . another QTND (Question That Never Dies). No, HIV cannot be transmitted by tears, saliva, sputum, sweat, Read more »

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
...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 doctors on several visits all told him the same thing?????? YIKES! Exactly what... Read more »

i would have been so happy to see your wedding if i was invited. i like the great work what you do here.

Words cannot explain how much you mean to the society. I would have loved to see your wedding. Not to mention, i would have bought a good present, for a nice person like you. I left my exgirl friend, because she was cheating on me. She was cheating...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...condom or while cuddling his face....I had condom protected oral sex, short one, but is it possible to get infected if his saliva touched my wound on the finger(the skin was missing from this part of finger , but the wound was made one day... Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...shared some food with a person I had only know for a day. Secondly, thus may be a silly question, but can HIV be transmitted by touching a steering wheel (hands get sweaty) then touching your willy? Thanks a lot! Response from Dr. Frascino Hello,... Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...HIV if you practice abstinence (not having sex). You also won't get infected if your penis, mouth, vagina or rectum doesn't touch anyone else's penis, mouth, vagina, or rectum. Safe activities include kissing, erotic massage, masturbation or hand... Read more »
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Safer Sex Guidelines

...activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas (mucous membrane) inside the rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These... Read more »
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The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

...Bottom Line What Is PEPFAR? In 2003, the U.S. congress passed a bill to provide money to foreign governments to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This plan is the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR.) It is the... Read more »
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Poetry Month at TheBody.com: HIV/AIDS-Related Poems From Our Readers

...you divide my inner soul, trample it, you crushed me, but not yet." Eleven Poems by Valynn (posted April 7) "You can't touch the enemy / But You can touch its victims / You can't see the enemy / But You can see its devastation" A Poem by... Read more »
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Encouragement from a long term survivor

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...load is undetectable. If I hadn't had PCP a few years ago, I wouldn't even be classified as having AIDS; I would merely be HIV positive. My doctor is so pleased with my results that he is considering taking me off Dapsone and maybe in a few... Read more »

Joy becomes saddness....

Posted by Maricela30, 5 Replies
...because our silence is killing us and HIV/AIDS is real and we have to do something about it. I couldnt help notice that my son had tears in his eyes I wanted to think that they where tears of joy but they werent. I asked him what was wrong and he... Read more »

How to make friends again?

Posted by freddiev, 9 Replies
...My life is so off track...My partner died in 1993 I closed down and 13 years are gone.The HIV cot up with me 2002 I am keeping my head above water but in truth I am just going throught the motions.I take my meds eat right Read more »

Lost my best friend, lover, and 2nd full-time job.

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...mothers, brothers, sisters)- recent widowers- couples or parents who are going through it (I am quite the medical expert on HIV, MAC infections, cancer or MAC resultant ascites- and can help with 'patient advocacy') Perhaps even someone who is... Read more »