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Can You Contract AIDS From Touching Urine

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors, such as unprotected sex, when they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The presence of certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can significantly increase one's chances of contracting HIV infection. A person who has both HIV infection and certain STDs has a greater chance of infecting others with HIV. The rates of STDs remain high among Hispanics/Latinos. Cultural factors may affect...
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nose secretions mixed into food. (NASAL MUCOUS AND HIV, 2009)

Dr. Bob, One of my friend who is HIV positive, i invited him and he was eating spicy food, so his nose was leaking, so he used his left hand finger to clear the nose, and was using the same left hand with a spoonto take the curry from the bowl. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...rub his drippy nose and then used the same hand to spoon out some spicy curry from a bowl. And you're worried you might have contracted HIV if some of his snot had gotten into the curry, which you subsequently ate. Hmm . . . . Dude (or dudette),... Read more »

When working as a volunteer health care worker, is it possible I contracted the HIV virus?

Two summers ago I volunteered in a developing country. I work mostly in a clinic for men and women living with HIV and AIDS. I often had to change incontinent residents and their soiled bedsheets. I would also have to lift them up while another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...without AIDS are infected with a virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV), which can be spread in urine or saliva. Wash your hands after touching urine or saliva from a person with AIDS. This is especially important for someone who may be pregnant... Read more »

Absolutely Stupid Father and Husband (SALIVA, SWEAT, URINE) (WATERSPORTS)(HIV BASICS)

Dr. Frascino, thank you for all you do. I have a question and I am hoping that you will answer. I had protected oral receptive sex with an HIV+ friend. I am male. To my knowledge the rubber stayed intact but my worry is of the following. I had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...drug use, i.e., using HIV-contaminated needles or having sexual contact with an HIV-infected drug user. With 40,000 Americans contracting HIV each year, there are clearly many people who are still engaging in high-risk behaviors, and infection... Read more »

AIDS after death

my wife works as an undertaker. Does the AIDS virus live after death and can she contract AIDS from working with body fluids of corpses?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infectious bodily fluids. Dr. Bob Worried. May 1, 2006 If you defile a corpse of someone who had died of AIDS, is it possible to contract it even after their death? Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, If you are defiling corpses, worrying about... Read more »
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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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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you getting HIV. If you're curious about... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...dehydrated. Symptoms of dehydration include: Thirst, anxiety, weakness, confusion, lightheadedness, fainting Smaller amounts of urine Dry and pale skin Increased heart rate Decreased blood pressure Try to drink before you feel dehydrated.... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Symptoms of Liver Damage Symptoms of liver damage or liver disease include: Pain Enlarged liver Fatigue Nausea Dark urine Clay-colored stool Jaundice (yellowing of the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes) If you have these symptoms you... Read more »
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HIV and urine - please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...where i felt the drops with soap and water. now i am afraid because i have a few scabs on my leg and im worried that i may have contracted HIV...please, anyone who has any information for me, please help. thank you!! Read more »

why am I still STRESSED, your opinions please

Posted by Anonymous
...fingers which contained hiv , I convinced myself that I had contracted hiv via exposure through my uretha which he accidently touched I experienced the following including (neuro problems which I have to this day). Here we go NO BULLSHIT!.. Over... Read more »

Any Idea Why - My Own Pulse

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My tremor/twitching are almost gone, however, another symptom seems to worry me. I don't know why this happens, but I haven't found any references to it in medical literature. When I lie down, I get a very strange feeling. I can hear my heartbeat,... Read more »

unknown virus?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...a positive result for hsv2. And I seem to have skin blotches on my hands and feet I also tested negative for syphillis and urine test haven't alerted me to anything. Could it possibly be gonerhea, or some other type of std? Is hiv ruled out at... Read more »