Can You Contract Hiv By Handling Inanimate Objects

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...percentof the US female population, yet accounted for 82 percent of all femaleHIV/AIDS cases in the US in 2006. Heterosexual sex is the most common mode of transmissionamong women in the US. Nearly three quarters of HIV+ women contracted the virusthrough sex with an HIV+ man. Heterosexual sex is also the main source of HIVtransmission for women in many other countries in Africa, South America, andWestern Europe. Sharing HIV-contaminated...
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HIV or Hep C from Handling Hospital Blanket/Sheet?

Hi Doctor, your wisdom has put my mind at ease on many occasions, but this time I feel like I experienced a new scenario that you never covered and I would really appreciate your input on this...I tend to my Mother who needs to go to the hospital...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You ask: "Am I crazy?" The answer is absolutely! You can't contractHIV or hepatitis C from merely touching a hospital blanket or sheet. Be reasonable frevinsakes!Dr. Bob Read more »

Please help, am scared, am sorry, I fingered my anus and Bleeded...!!!

Last night, i had for the first time ever fingered my anus and also for the first time i had put the backside of the floor cleaning Rod( 2 and a half fingers wide ) in my anus. I am very much afraid because this time and for the first time i bleeded...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your butt??? YIKES! Good thing you weren't anywhere near a fire hydrant or other oversized phallic-shaped object!Your fears of contractingHIV or other diseases from your mop handle-backdoor action are unwarranted. You could have caused some... Read more »

exposure risks

I recently rented an adult video tape and noticed, after handling the tape that it had dried semen on the outside of the cassette. Here are my questions.Is there any risk of exposure to HIV or HEPB or C? How long would HIV be viable outside...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
Your risks of infection are almost none , in the situation you describe.All the viruses you are concerned about will not be viable in minutes to hours.HCV can be found in the semen as it is present in the blood. The sexual trasmission of HCV... Read more »

How infectious is blood/semen stained money?

Employees are in receipt of money from the coroners office and courts. Quite often the money has blood stains or other fluid stains. How long can HIV or Hepatitis live on inanimate objects before it dies or becomes non-infectious?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc. is rife with various germs, and should be treated accordingly. Most important, employees should wash their hands after handling cash. Nancy Breuer Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

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