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Can You Catch Hiv From Kissing And Smoking Or Drinking

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Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.You want to know if smoking "cigratte" "afftect" HIV blood test? You need to spend less time smoking and more time spellchecking! Cigarettes will not affect HIV test results; however, they will kill you in a very painful... Read more »

Catching via drinking

My friends son is Hiv+If he drinks a glass of water and I drink from the same glass after swilling... Read more »

Drinking and Smoking and HIV

My husband is HIV positive and his CD4 count over a four year period is still only at 228. He... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Smoking and Your Health: How to Quit (and Why You Should)

Smoking as a Public Health Issue Health Hazards of Smoking Smoking, HIV, and HAART Benefits of Quitting Kicking the Habit How to Quit A Word About Weight Gain Tools for Quitting Conclusion Smoking Cessation Resources Selected Sources By... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss

If you were anywhere near a television set last summer, you inevitably heard about that case of HIV infection that appears to have resulted from kissing and kissing alone. And, admit it -- the news gave you at least a moment's pause. You couldn't... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Smoking Tobacco and HIV

If you have HIV or AIDS and smoke cigarettes, you put extra stress on your body. Smoking weakens your immune system, making it harder to fight off deadly infections like fungal thrush, oral hairy leukoplakia (caused by the Epstein-Barre virus), as... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Smoking: It Doesn't Make Living with HIV Any Easier

Recent research has examined whether cigarette smoking speeds progression to AIDS. Studies have shown that HIV-positive smokers are more likely to develop Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) and develop PCP more quickly than non-smokers. These... Read more »
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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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kissing question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
ive read that alcohol kills the hiv virus. so i was wondering, if 2 people are french kissing and drinking beer at the same time. lets say one person has bleeding gums, will the beer kill the virus??? just wondering.... Read more »

afraid to kiss

Posted by jessi_babe_xoxo, 2 Replies
I have known this guy for so long who has aids, and i like him and he likes me. but i am afraid to do anything with him, even kiss him. i know that kissing is one of the lowest risks to get aids, but i am so scared about getting it. i read that one... Read more »

How many have been infected through kissing with blood.

Posted by caman1313, 2 Replies
Why is kissing with bleeding gums not a risk? Do we just not mention this since we don't want to create fear and panic. There has to be evidence supporting the risk. Read more »