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Can You Contract HIV From Sharing A Joint

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sharing a room with someone who is HIV+

Hi,I am a 23 years old male.I have been sharing a room with an HIV+ person for the past one month.We have a double bed and he sleeps on one half of it and I sleep on the other half of it.Now, I have a few questions:I am a little worried as to should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,HIV is not spread by casual contact. Period. And this fact applies even if that casual contact includes sleeping in the same bed, Read more »

Dang just get tested

I found out my husband contracted HIV though sharing needles. I didn't even know he was on drugs.... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A risk of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

GSK, Pfizer Announce Combined HIV/AIDS Drug Business

... Pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer have announced that they will combine their HIV/AIDS drug businesses into a new, single company, the Wall Street Journal reports. Under the deal, GSK initially will hold Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Groups Allege Calif. Agency Shared HIV Patient Data

...to a nonprofit HIV service provider. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California, Lambda Legal, and the AIDS Legal Services Alliance on Thursday sent state Department of Health Care Services Director David Maxwell-Jolly an... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Men, Women Should Share Responsibility for HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment, Malaysian Official Says

... Men and women should share equal responsibility for preventing HIV/AIDS and providing treatment to people living with the diseases, Ng Yen Yen -- Malaysian minister for women, family and community Read more »
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Important: Share YOUR take on Living With HIV.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
...being weakened. So please tell YOUR STORY at the following site. You can write anonymously if you wish. http://www.worldaidsday.org/ The exact page for telling your own story is at: http://www.worldaidsday.org/Share-your-story.aspx ... Read more »

Important: share your take on Living With HIV

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
... Hi, There are a lot of people out there today spreading the idea that living with HIV is now just "a piece of cake", "no worse than living with diabetes", and so forth. As a result, the urgency to fund research Read more »

Important: Share YOUR take on Living With HIV.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...being weakened. So please tell YOUR STORY at the following site. You can write anonymously if you wish. http://www.worldaidsday.org/ The exact page for telling your own story is at: http://www.worldaidsday.org/Share-your-story.aspx ... Read more »

Straws and infection

Posted by phil, 2 Replies
...place when a buddy called later at night to ask me if I wanted to party. So I showed up and one person there I know for sure is HIV positive. I was already slightly buzzed and I shared the same rolled dollar bill with him once or twice... Read more »