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Can You Contract HIV From Touching Sweat

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Can HIV be transmitted through sweat? (SWEAT, 2010)

Hello Dr Robert! I was curious to know if HIV could be transmitted through sweat? I was at club recently having a conversation with a friend who is HIV positive. We speaking very close due to the loud music and during our conversation some of his...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Dr. FrascinoHello,Actually, it wasn't a vacation, but thanks I still had an excellent time!Turning now to your question, HIV/AIDS is not transmitted by casual contact, which includes sharing straws, sodas and saliva! Period! See below.Thanks for... Read more »

a genuine doubt

Respected Sir,I have a genuine doubt regarding nonsexual transmission of hiv.i had written to you... Read more »

Absolutely Stupid Father and Husband (SALIVA, SWEAT, URINE) (WATERSPORTS)(HIV BASICS)

Dr. Frascino, thank you for all you do. I have a question and I am hoping that you will answer. I... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... Symptom Possible Symptom of Flu? Possible Symptom of Acute HIV? Fever Yes Yes Chills Yes Yes Night sweats Yes Yes Rashes Yes Yes The only time you're likely to develop any symptoms of HIV is during the... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...include: Shortness of breath Heart palpitations (irregular beats) Increased heart rate Weakness Dizziness Nausea/vomiting Sweating Pain in the arms, left shoulder, neck, throat, jaw, or back As with men, women's most common heart... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In 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... 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 »
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Hiv+ for 20yrs/No meds having night sweats/rash

Posted by ajpooboy, 5 Replies
...male Nordic background and have never been sick.I have never been on Meds ever. Been Poz for 20+ yrs but now am having night sweats/day sweats and have developed a rash all over my body. Mt CD4 has always been around 600 and my VL around 1300.... Read more »

Dentist Appt - Could it happen?

Posted by whatthe, 2 Replies
...uggliest cold sores. Huge! Quarter size. More than 1 spot each time. Now this has me wondering. Could I have also contracted HIV? It is 8 weeks since this happened. About 3-4 weeks after this incident occured, I ended up getting really sick. It... Read more »

My GF is HIV +, now me?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...pants or shorts on and we had no oral sex. I got the worst flu ever 4 weeks ago, sore throat,diarrhea, fever, chills, night sweats, loss of appetite, muscle pains , 10 pounds weight loss, white coating on the tongue, very painful armpit lymph... Read more »

Clear up the sweating/night sweats issue!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
..."night sweats"....Approximately 10-12 days after "exposure". They lasted may 4 nights or so, haven't had trouble since. Woke up sweating at night, not DRENCHED...just kinda sticky sweaty on my shoulders, forehead and neck. No fevers, diahrea,... Read more »