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Can You Catch HIV From Blood On Hand

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Can you catch Hiv from Blood on food?

Please do not make fun of me I am not kidding with this qoestion. I am very afraid of germs, I go to a doctor because I worry about every thing. I went to get tested at a hiv clinic as I do every 6 months. I have never been afraid of the sickness...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.You're worried about HIV being transmitted from a positive lab technician to his business card and then to your hands and then to your Burger King chicken tenders and then to your mouth, which was "gushing blood" because you bit... Read more »

Catch Hiv from Blood on a duster

Hi there,First of all I need to explain that I am a very nervous person and the thought of catching... Read more »

Can I catch Hepatitis C from scabs on my hand?

I have a few scabs on my hand caused from my kitten adn a recent paper cut. I was goofing off with... Read more »
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HIV Prevention Justice Alliance

Republican Leaders Have Blood on Their Hands: Sign Petition to Remove Ban on Federal Needle-Exchange Funds

"It took AIDS activists 21 years to get Congress to restore federal funding for local programs that supply clean needles to drug users. It's taken Republicans a couple of months of hardball negotiations to get the ban reinstated." -- Bob Egelko, ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Detroiters in Rush to Catch Up on AIDS Fight

In predominantly black metropolitan areas such as Washington and Detroit, HIV/AIDS' impact is high. "Our real issue is that it's spreading at an alarming rate in the black community while other communities have been successful in abating it," said... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Money Well Spent: Opt-Out Testing in Prisons Can Catch STD Cases and Save Taxpayers Money in the Long Run

How much do you think it would cost the health department of a major American city to reduce the amount of gonorrhea, Chlamydia, syphilis and possibly even HIV by 20%? More importantly, if you had to devise the simplest and most cost-effective way... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas Man Sues After Being Infected with HIV from Transfusion

David Autrey, a ranch hand infected with HIV from blood donated in San Antonio, Texas, has filed a $100 million negligence lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed March 15 in Dallas, San Antonio TV station KMOL reported Thursday night. The lawsuit names... 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 »

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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Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
Dear Expert,

I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you!

I am scared over the incident told below!

Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always... 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 »