Can You Contract AIDS From Smoking After Someone

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...diseases. Using your own 'works' is the best protection against potential exposure to HIV if you choose to inject drugs. When people use a sterile syringe each time they inject, they are significantly reducing their risk of contractingHIV and hepatitis. In order to obtain sterile syringes, we encourage you to take advantage of syringe exchange programs like the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's HIV Prevention Project . For syringe exchange...
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my best friends life expectency?

My best friend has recently discovered he has contracted HIV. His cd4 count was 126 two weeks ago and a few days ago it dropped to 96. Some days he has no energy at all and others he's able. He constantly suffers headaches and tiredness. He's 27...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...expectancy for a given patients with AIDS is highly variable depending on access to quality care, other medical conditions (ie smoking or diabetes), family medical conditions (genetics), what AIDS defining conditions are present, and other... Read more »

Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...which followed 885 HIV positive and 425 at-risk women in four U.S. cities, women with HIV were significantly more likely to contract community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (8.5 vs 0.7 cases 100 person-years), and among the HIV positive women,... Read more »

Saliva Transmission

About 6 Months ago. I accidently Smoked a Cigarette that belonged to a AIDS infected Person that he had just lit. I have been worried sick about this. Can I be at risk of Contracting Aids from my lips touching his saliva on the cigarette. PLEASE LET...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, you cannot get HIV from this contact. Read more »

17 year old in need

This guy I know that is rumored to have HIV sold me his Marijuana pipe. This was a few months ago. I smoked out of it and then stopped smoking all together. I recently started to smoke again which had been 2 months later. I smoked out of the pipe...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,There is no HIV risk from sharing a marijuana pipe. As for a blood-to-blood risk, yes, you would notice it. Think more Texas Chainsaw Massacre Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Smoking Might Increase Risk of Contracting HIV, Study Says

... Smoking might increase the risk of contractingHIV, according to a study published in the Aug. 21 online edition of the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections , the New Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...body. Having syphilis can make you more likely to transmit HIV if you are already HIV positive, and you are more likely to contractHIV from a partner who has both HIV and syphilis. Penicillin is the standard treatment for syphilis, but... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...drugs or alcohol. The presence of certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can significantly increase one's chances of contractingHIV infection. A person who has both HIV infection and certain STDs has a greater chance of infecting others... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...in 2006. Heterosexual sex is the most common mode of transmissionamong women in the US. Nearly three quarters of HIV+ women contracted the virusthrough sex with an HIV+ man. Heterosexual sex is also the main source of HIVtransmission for women... Read more »
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