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Can You Contract Hiv By Handling Inanimate Objects

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Will transferrence of semen from inanimate object to genital infect HIV?

I have closed the window then switched to masturbation. Then I found my hand got wet. I suspected whether the handle of the window had HIV positive semen. Did the risk would be high since I might transfer the HIV infected semen to my semen on...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There is absolutely no risk in what you're talking about. HIV has to get inside your body almost <i>immediately</i> after leaving another person's body. Even if the liquid you touched was semen with HIV... Read more »

Use inanimate object

Last night i(male) did masturbate with a gay male and he used a tool( nearly a handle of a mug),... Read more »

HIV transmission from inanimate object at work

My co worker who is HIV positive had a few minor nicks/cuts from doing demolition work in the... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sex Education Programs in Singapore's Schools Should Provide Teens With Objective, Reliable Information, Education Ministry Says

The number of teenagers contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections has increased over the past several years, Singapore's Education Minister Ng Eng Hen said on Thursday, the Straits Times reports. In 2008, 787 STIs were recorded... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Hepatitis C Virus Dried on Inanimate Surfaces Can Remain Infectious for up to Six Weeks

This article was reported by AIDSMAP . A study reported in NAM aidsmap concluded that dried blood containing hepatitis C virus (HCV) remained infectious for up to six weeks at normal room temperature. Researchers from Yale University tested the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Woman Sues Drug Company for Failing to Warn Husband About Risk of Contracting HIV-2 in Company's Lab

The Maryland Court of Appeals on Monday heard arguments in a case in which an HIV-positive Maryland woman sued the pharmaceutical company Pharmacia &amp; Upjohn for not providing sufficient warning her husband -- a former lab technician at... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sri Lankan Health Official Says Strong Family Bonds, Family Values Responsible for Low Prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Country

Supportive family values and strong family bonds, in addition to the practice of monogamy, have contributed to the low prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Sri Lanka, Health Care and Nutrition Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said recently at the second Asia... Read more »
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My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 2 Replies
Hi there,

I have a had a fear of AIDS for the past 6 years. So bad that I could not study for my final exams. this fear is not due to unprotected casual sex or needles, Ive only had one partner in my life.I once had bad acne on my chest and back, and... Read more »

I urge your kind/prompt reply !!! PLZ Cant handle

Posted by radicalhonesty, 2 Replies
Dear adviser,

First of all, I do appreciate your kind check and reply to my below case as soon as you have some time:

I did HIV test for my girlfriend on 27 June 2010 (Rapid and Eliza) both are negative.
she broke up with her ex on April 2010, she... Read more »

Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... Read more »