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Can You Get AIDS From Holding Hands

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Ask the Experts

Hand Holding at Meetings

Can HIV be transmitted from hand holding if you have a small cut on your own hand, but aren't able to view their hands? I have recently become paranoid of hand shaking, or holding hands with people at addiction recovery meetings. I am ashamed...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV transmission cannot occur during casual contact. You are overreacting, take a breath relax and shake someones hand without reservation!Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

Hand Holding

Can HIV be transmitted from hand holding if you have a small cut? I have recently become paranoid... Read more »

Transmission with coughing/frottage/hand holding?

My HIV-negative boyfriend and I are very intimate, although we don't have intercourse. We hold... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Black Prides Hold Historic HIV Forum

HIV activists meeting in Chicago recently heard some good news in a generally discouraging portrait of the epidemic among black men who have sex with men (MSM). Participants at a June 30 conference sponsored by the Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus... Read more »
Iris House

HIV Education at All Ages: What Does the Future Hold? Call for Workshop and Poster Abstracts

Iris House: A Center for Women Living with HIV, Inc., is now accepting Workshop Proposals and Poster Abstracts for our annual two-day Women as the Face of AIDS Summit in New York City. Monday, May 5, 2014 will provide opportunities for people living... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Editorial, Opinion Piece Respond to Hold on PEPFAR Reauthorization Legislation

Two newspapers recently published an editorial and an opinion piece about a group of seven Republican senators, led by Sen. Tom Coburn (Okla.), that is blocking a vote on measures (HR 5501 , S 2731 ) to reauthorize the President's Emergency Plan... Read more »
Women Alive

San Diego Lesbians Dispel Myths About HIV Conference Holds Safer Sex Workshop

The workshop "Safer Sex for Bisexual & Lesbian Women", was creative, fun, and sexy. It is refreshing to see young lesbians coming forth to ensure that such workshops are included in the women's conferences programs. "Kudos!" to Melissa Bernstein... Read more »
Connect With Others

Hold my hand (Dating possibilities)

Posted by Theshadow, 1 Reply
I'm 24 black, male, educated fit and good looking living in the general New York City area. Have always dreamt of having a nice wife with kids and hopefully that becomes a reality. Been thinking about dating recently so if you love God more than... Read more »

Holding down a job

Posted by Anonymous, 19 Replies
I was recently infected and am concerned about holding down my job. May I ask if other folks continued going to work after testing positive? If so, for how many years were you able to work? I can't quit my job, since I really need the money. I'm... Read more »

I'm taking my treatment into my own hands now

Posted by taurusthecat, 5 Replies
I'm not happy. I have been asking my doctor for ages if I can go on some kind of HIV drug therapy and I keep getting stalled. I've been pos for 8 years and over time my energy levels have gone down and down, my body is just fighting this virus as it... Read more »

All I am holding on to

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Tomorrow (Tuesday) I send in my 3 month test. Needless to say, I am scared to death. I have thought about some things though.....My exposure was low risk (I was blown by two guys and rimmed by another in a bath house - I did not see any blood). I... Read more »