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Can You Contract HIV From Touching Tears

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Microscopic tears in skin & other ways of HIV transmission

Hi, Dr. Bob. I appreciate you. I was recently diagnosed as HIV positive. My current boyfriend had to undergo PEP, but he is standing by me & we are still working on the future. What is hard for me to bear is that the hospital (public health) where...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,They told your boyfriend:1.He could never have sex with you ever again.2.He could contract HIV from kissing you.3.He could contract HIV from your tears.4.He could contract HIV from microscopic tears in his skin if he Read more »

Scary eye exam

Hi I was wondering if you can contract Hiv or hepatitis from an eye exam. The reason for my... Read more »

nose secretions mixed into food. (NASAL MUCOUS AND HIV, 2009)

Dr. Bob, One of my friend who is HIV positive, i invited him and he was eating spicy food, so his... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos of birth. Data suggest that Hispanic/Latino men born in Puerto Rico are more likely than other Hispanic/Latino men to contract HIV as a result of injection drug use. By contrast, sexual contact with other men is the primary cause of HIV... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

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Seriously Needing Advice

Posted by dale30, 3 Replies
...opening. What are the chances or his precum (I felt a lot of liquid in and around my hole/thighs) coming into contact with the tears from either rough sex or hemmroids? 3) He likes to finger me and does so while touching his penis. Can HIV be... Read more »

fiance is +, I am -

Posted by eloise79, 11 Replies
...eachother more without the stupid anxiety. I also, of course, worry about his health as the idea of him becoming ill just tears me up inside. I know that either of us could be hit by a bus tomorrow or could get cancer or could die any number of... Read more »

Not sure what I'm feeling ...

Posted by guyinwa77, 8 Replies
...Last Friday, 9.18.09, I found out from my doctor that I was HIV+. About 3 weeks previous to that I came down with a terrible 'flu', as I was diagnosed by one physician, and it is just starting Read more »

1 Yr in and still at a loss.

Posted by oz1975, 7 Replies
...feel discarded, and sad, very sad. I have no strength left in me. Please hearken to me... someone help me see the way out... Tears of regret, loathing and a mis-lived life regret come to me and I feel cold, bereft and hollow.... Help me if... Read more »