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Can You Contract HIV From Casual Contact

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Grandfather and HIV (CASUAL CONTACT, 2009)

My mom said to email you, I'm 15 and just found out my grandpa has HIV. I'm so scared because my grandpa hugs/holds me for LONG periods of time(like 5 minutes), he also ALWAYS kisses my face, cheeks and when he's hugging/holding me, he kisses the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your mom is right about this issue! Your fears are completely unwarranted. HIV testing is neither needed nor recommended. HIV cannot be transmitted by casual contact, like hugging, holding, kissing, sharing Read more »

Hiv from paper clip.. don't laugh!

Hi. My roommate is hiv positive and I have lived with him for 4 months.. He told me that I did not... Read more »
Articles
ACRIA and GMHC

Stigma and Homophobia: Fueling the Fire

... Stigma, discrimination, and homophobia harm efforts to prevent HIV and to care for those living with the virus. HIV stigma consists of prejudice, discrimination, and harassment directed at people Read more »
AIDS Action Council

Recommendations: Stigma and HIV Prevention

...Stigma enables people to believe they are not at risk for HIV. People who express stigmatizing attitudes about HIV often have retained misinformation about the transmission of HIV. While Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...Subpopulation Estimates from the HIV Incidence Surveillance System -- United States, 2006. MMWR . 2008; 57(36):985-989. HIV and AIDS Diagnoses 4 and Deaths At some point in life, 1 in 36 Hispanic/Latino men will be diagnosed with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

... How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I Read more »
Connect With Others

Possible Positive HIV Test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...This past week I went in for my annual blood HIV testing because my spouse has HIV. My initial HIV test this week returned with an abnormal result which inspired that lab to Read more »

Mom +, worried about son too.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I recently found out my mother is +, I was adopted, I'm 24. Have had contact w/mother for 8 yrs now. I was tested yesterday. My mother says she was tested every 5 yrs, but I don't know if I believe her. Read more »

Can I get AIDS from ....???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Can I get HIV from playing someone's guitar ? If they have AIDS ? Read more »

Stupid question, but I'll ask it anyway

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I know this falls into casual contact, but here's my scenario: I went into a peep show and to close the door I had to use two hands. There was someone in there before Read more »