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Can You Contract HIV From Shaking Hands

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Does the blood have to be noticable?

I read an archive where someone shook hands with an HIV+ man who had severly dry and peeling hands. You said there was no risk, unless fresh blood-to-fresh blood. What exactly does that entail? Like the 2 people have to have cut eachother at the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...blood stream. The infected blood gains access via non-intact skin (an open skin wound).Your risk of contracting HIV from shaking hands with an HIVer who had "horrible peeling and dry palms" is nonexistent, particularly because you didn't even... Read more »

Broken skin on hands

What are the chances of contracting HIV through broken skin while shaking hands with a HIV positive... Read more »

Very concerned and would like your advice!

Hello Dr. McGovern,I am attending an event where I will have contact with a family member who is a... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...scratched? Can HIV be transmitted by being spit on by an HIV-infected person? Can I get HIV from casual contact (shaking hands, hugging, using a toilet, drinking from the same glass, or the sneezing and coughing of an infected person)? ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Yemen Times Examines HIV/AIDS Surveillance, Discrimination Related to Disease in Country

...Ministry of Public Health and Population report. Misconceptions included the belief that HIV can be transmitted through shaking hands, hugging and mosquito bites, as well as sharing drinking glasses and plates. Discrimination also has been... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay men. However, as the years passed,... 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 contracting HIV infection. A person who has both HIV infection and certain STDs has a greater chance of infecting others... Read more »
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shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
...2 years ago at a concert, this guy cut him self in a mosh pit. He shook my hand and had blood on it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either. Read more »

Free video: "Top Ten Myths About HIV/AIDS"

Posted by AIDSvideos
...HIV positive but your viral load is undetectable, you cannot spread HIV; AIDS can be spread by kissing, hugging, or shaking hands; if you have HIV, you can cure it by having sex with a virgin; every individual with HIV will eventually develop... Read more »

PLEASE HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...crazy trying to think of anything, anything else that could be possible, but you don't get it from a doctors office or shaking hands or hugging or kissing, right? Are there some people who have absolutely no idea how they contracted it? Could I... Read more »

Infectious fluids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
#1 Blood #2 Semen #3 Saliva #4 Sweat Its all documented go find it for yourselves. Read more »