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Can You Get AIDS From Hugging

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Ask the Experts

HIV transmission and hugging

if you have a friend with aids and you hug them will you get it...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
You cannot get HIV from hugging. BY... Read more »

Need a Dr.Bob/Dr. Steve hug

Hi Dr. Bob,As a newly diagnosed young lady, I do need a big hug from the hottest HIV doctors out... Read more »

Big hugs!

It has been a few years now since my scare with HIV and I thought I would let you know you are... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China Taking HIV/AIDS Epidemic More Seriously, Challenges Remain, Global HIV/AIDS Advocates Say

China has taken "cautious steps" forward in fighting HIV/AIDS, including providing no-cost HIV/AIDS-related services and implementing HIV prevention measures, some global HIV/AIDS advocates said recently, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Support Center Opens in Itaewon, South Korea

The Korea UNAIDS Information Support Center has opened recently in Itaewon, Seoul, to provide foreign residents with information and counseling on the disease. "Due to the language barrier, it was difficult for immigrants in Korea to obtain... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Little Nkosi, Icon of AIDS Struggle, to Move Audiences Once More

At the 2000 International AIDS Conference in Durban, a tiny 11-year-old made a simple plea on behalf of all HIV/AIDS patients. "Don't be afraid of us, we are all the same," implored Nkosi Johnson. "You can't get AIDS if you touch, hug, kiss, hold... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China: UNDP, Company Launch Yao Ming, Magic Johnson TV Ad to Fight Discrimination Against HIV/AIDS Patients

The UN Development Program and Beijing-based Epin Media will collaborate to promote a TV commercial that aims to increase AIDS awareness and discourage discrimination against patients. The 30-second public service announcement, which features NBA... Read more »
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Hugs

Posted by Imaginethis, 1 Reply
I'm new to The Body and have been reading many of the posted messages. I wish I could give all my gay poz brothers a BIG HUG just to acknowledge your courage and share a little comfort. I've been so moved by your messages and the challenges many... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Advocate

Posted by Roxie
Hey there!
My name is *Roxie* and I've been coming here for a while and after seeing what a great resource place this is, I want to become more involved!
I've tried to contact volunteer locations in and near my area...but have not found the time to... Read more »

Close friends have Aids

Posted by Anonymous
We (my husband and I) have recently learned that our dear friends (and neighbors) have AIDS. They are a gay couple, and one has full blown AIDS and the other says his is "undetectable", although I am not certain what that means. My question is... Read more »