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Can You Contract HIV From Touching Spit

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spitting on penis (SALIVA, 2009)

dear doc,i have read your site and you are doing a great job by helping out people in need and i would like to donate to your foundation. but presently i have got sleepless nights. i was having mutual masturbation with a prostitute and she spit on...
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 »

Swallowing

I was reading some of the questions on this site concerning HIV and swallowing, I'm exclusive with... Read more »

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New Nebraska Bill Proposes Increased Penalties for Spitting on Cops if You're Living With HIV or Hepatitis; Media Fails in Its Reporting

...a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. The offense would be a felony if committed by those who know they are infected with HIV, AIDS or hepatitis B or C. The penalty would jump to up to five years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. As of now, it's... Read more »
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What Is the Craziest Myth You've Heard About HIV/AIDS?

...York City The craziest myth I have heard is that taking antiretrovirals before having unprotected sex will prevent you from contracting HIV.    Scilla Bennett, AIDS.gov Facing AIDS Project , Washington, D.C. The most... Read more »
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What Is the Craziest Myth You've Heard About HIV/AIDS?

...oil on candles and stuff: The candles caught on fire, and she got trapped off and was killed. Eli Dancy, Black AIDS Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y. One of the most outlandish myths I heard about HIV: Can I talk about the Magic Johnson... Read more »
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Open Space to Respond to Sentencing of HIV-Positive Man for Spitting

...must serve half of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole. As news of his conviction has spread, so has outcry from HIV/AIDS activists and advocates. Hundreds of national and international media organizations have already picked up... Read more »
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Did Something Really Stupid & Now Feeling Guilty

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I am poz and have been without sex for almost a year (my lover is neg. and don't want to touch me.) Yesterday, I went to a bookstore to find someone to jerk off. I met a guy there who started jerking me off and then started Read more »

HIV

Posted by shadow1
...easy as just having someone touch you, grind on you, jack you off, etc. There are very few ways that this disease is spread. HIV is spread: 1. by having sex without a condom. Vaginal and anal sex carries a high risk. The risk of getting HIV... Read more »

can you see thrush when rinsing/spitting?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is thrush visible in the water when one is pitting/rinsing? When ever I brush my teeth and rince I always note some white/yellowish stuff when I rince in the facet. I also have a white coating with red spots on the back of my tongue. Read more »

Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
...penis. I immediately washed my penis with warm water and dry it up. I am concern because online it talks about how you can get HIV if any contaminated fluids goes as far as touching the glans. Please confirm if this is true or not. I have no... Read more »