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Can You Get AIDS From Sharing A Cigarette

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risk from sharing a cigarette

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
this may sound stupid, but what are the risks of getting hiv by taking a drag of a cigarette from someone who is positive? i let someone take a drag off my cigarette and found out later he is positive.

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HIV Activist Shares His Experiences with Facing AIDS Initiative

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HIV Activist Shares His Experiences with Facing AIDS Initiative
Guest Blog - Editors Note: Bradford McIntyre, an HIV activist who runs the Positively Positive: Living with HIV website in Canada (www.PositivelyPositive.ca) has participated in... Read more »

Would you like to share your story?

Posted by Anonymous
I'm a student and have recently gotten involved in a project which aims to find out about women's issues in HIV/AIDS. Is it different living with the disease being a woman? Are there specific problems women face being infected? I'm trying to find... Read more »

Would you like to share your story?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone, I'm a student and am trying to find out about issues women face being HIV infected or having AIDS. I don't know if you would agree, but I think women's issues still don't get enough attention.
I'm looking for someone who would like to... Read more »

Just wanted to share this..

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've been an HIV worrier for over 2 months now since I started displaying weird ongoing symptoms. All my exposures were over 5 years ago. Tested neg 2 times last month on ELISA at different labs, plus my husband also tested neg. I'm thinking maybe... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Hepatitis c sharing a cigarette and marjuana cigarette

Hi I recently and regret sharted a cigarette and marjuana pipe with someone who has hepatitis c. I was wondering what if the likelyhood of contracting the virus....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I wouldn't consider you at risk.Intranasal cocaine use - with sharing of straws - is considered a possible route of HCV transmission because with recurrent use, cocaine can erode the nasal passages. Thus, the normal protective layer of the... Read more »

saliva on a cigarette.

can someone contract hiv from sharing one cigarette with someone how is infected when their saliva was on the cigarette shared....
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:No. You cannot transmit HIV via saliva on a cigarette. Only four fluids are able to transmit the virus. Those four fluids are blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk. HIV is found in saliva, but not in sufficient enough... Read more »

HIV FROM Cigarette Contamination.. PLEASE HELP

Dear Dr Bob:I am constant worried 24/7. In early May this year, I was sharing a cigarette with a person who is HIV positive. About a week later, I came down with a low grade fever, chills, inability to sweat and recognize hot warm weather...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV risk is completely nonexistent. Your "symptoms" are not at all consistent with or worrisome for HIV. Even though I do not feel HIV testing is warranted, if you continue to perseverate on this non-exposure, get a single rapid... Read more »

Sharing cigarettes

Dear Dr BobFirst off I would like to say that you are a marvel and this is a fantastic website you are helping a great many people.I have two quick questions about sharing cigarettes.1, If a person gave me one of their cigarettes and I smoked it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,So the cigarette was just rolled and you are passing it between you . . . . OK, now just what kind of cigarette was this and did you get the munchies shortly afterward? There is no HIV risk from sharing "cigarettes," even if you happen... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Smoking: It Doesn't Make Living with HIV Any Easier

Recent research has examined whether cigarette smoking speeds progression to AIDS. Studies have shown that HIV-positive smokers are more likely to develop Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) and develop PCP more quickly than non-smokers. These... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Smoking Tobacco and HIV

If you have HIV or AIDS and smoke cigarettes, you put extra stress on your body. Smoking weakens your immune system, making it harder to fight off deadly infections like fungal thrush, oral hairy leukoplakia (caused by the Epstein-Barre virus), as... Read more »
Office of National AIDS Policy

Grant Colfax, Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, Shares How HIV/AIDS Impacted His Life

This week, the 2012 International AIDS Conference is being held in Washington, D.C. The Conference provides an opportunity for Administration officials to reflect on the effect that HIV/AIDS has had in their own lives, and how far weve come in the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

African Grandmothers Raising AIDS Orphans Share Experiences With Canadian Grandmothers Ahead of XVI International AIDS Conference

About 100 grandmothers from 11 African countries last week traveled to Canada for a four-day gathering to share with about 200 Canadian grandmothers their experiences of caring for their grandchildren, who have lost parents to AIDS-related... Read more »