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Can You Contract HIV From Sharing Dildos

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...more information or have personal concerns, call CDC-INFO 24 Hours/Day at 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636), 1-888-232-6348 (TTY), in English, en EspaƱol. How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? If you choose to share sex toys with your partner, such as dildos or vibrators, each partner should use a new condom on the sex toy; and be sure to clean sex toys between each use. If you would like more information or have...
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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
...understanding of how HIV is and is not transmitted. Dr. BobFacts for Life What You and the People You Care About Need to Know About HIV/AIDS 2006 Frequently Asked Questions What is HIV? What is AIDS? How quickly do people infected with HIV... Read more »

HIV Transmitted through sharing of a cocaine bullet

I know using drugs is a very stupid thing to do. I am seeking help on that issue. My question is can a person contract HIV by sharing a cocaine bullet (small plastic device used to snort cocaine) with someone known to be HIV positive? No needles,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Flippin,Merely sharing the bullet would not be an HIV risk. However, as you probably know, nose candy can sometimes lead to nosebleeds. If there was fresh HIV-infected blood on the Read more »

HPV from sharing clothes?? DONATION coming!!!

My sister has HPV. She recently gave me some of her old bathing suits which I washed before wearing. Is there any way I can contract HPV from her? Can any HPV from the bathing suits infect other clothes I washed? How long does HPV live in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Relax. There is no HPV (or HIV) risk from what you described.Dr. Bob Read more »

Sharing food/blood in saliva?

Hi Dr. Bob, You rock! My best friend has recently been diagnosed as HIV+ and is really doing ok. I'm still digesting this news, but am ok now, too. I have kept the news to myself because it's really no one's business but my friend's. For myself, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...will always be crazy, but caring moms. However, scientific facts will always be scientific facts. Your research on possible HIV transmission from casual contact, such as sharing food, is correct. Your mom's fears are unwarranted. Why not turn... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Groups Allege Calif. Agency Shared HIV Patient Data

...the legal groups of "trying to protect people's rights by depriving them of care." AHF is one of the largest U.S. providers of HIV/AIDS care. However, "There isn't an exception in the privacy laws simply because someone might think the third... 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 Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

... How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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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, 1 Reply
...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 Writing your view of "Living with HIV" could help change important policies. Best Wishes. BWB. Read more »

Important: Share YOUR take on Living With HIV.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
... 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, 1 Reply
...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 Writing your view of "Living with HIV" could help change important policies. Best Wishes. BWB. Read more »