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Can You Catch HIV From Touching Tears

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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...coughing or sneezing, sharing household items, or swimming in the same pool as someone with HIV. Some people talk about "shared body fluids" being risky for HIV, but no documented cases of HIV have been caused by sweat, saliva or tears. However, even small amounts of blood in your mouth might transmit HIV during kissing or oral sex. Blood can come from flossing your teeth, or from sores caused by gum disease, or by eating very hot or sharp,...
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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
...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 »

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
...Hi,Thanks for the wedding wishes. As for your HIV-acquisition risk, it's nonexistent. Tears do not transmit HIV. (See below.) HIV testing is not warranted.Dr. BobPaper Cut (TEARS)Oct 22, 2006 I was recently working with 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
...pleasuring myself anally. I'm not sure that my dads cousins have AIDS, but they are promiscuous and I don't believe I had any tears in my rectum or anus. However, 3- 4 days before this happened I had stomach problems and had to wipe my anus while... Read more »
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Condoms

...Don't use outdated condoms. Don't open a condom package with your teeth. Be careful that your fingernails or jewelry don't tear the condom. Body jewelry in or around your penis or vagina might also tear a condom. Use a new condom every time you... Read more »
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Safer Sex Guidelines

...without protection is very unsafe. Sexual fluids enter the body, and wherever a man's penis is inserted, it can cause small tears that make HIV infection more likely. The receptive partner is more likely to be infected, although HIV might be able... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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scared what if driving me nuts...

Posted by sadman, 3 Replies
...can't stop thinking what if...Please help. Here are my three what ifs: During sex I didn't cum so I removed the condom and she touched me until I came. However, during intercourse the condom rolled up slightly for a second maybe an inch from... 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 »

Oral Help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I just have a quick question and thanks for reading. What happens if you scrape a canker sore away? can you even scrape it away? would it bleed? can it be mistaken for thrush? how can one tell the difference between a canker sore and... Read more »