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Can You Get HIV From Casual Contact

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Grandfather and HIV (CASUAL CONTACT, 2009)

My mom said to email you, I'm 15 and just found out my grandpa has HIV. I'm so scared because my grandpa hugs/holds me for LONG periods of time(like 5 minutes), he also ALWAYS kisses my face, cheeks and when he's hugging/holding me, he kisses the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...means to those of us who are infected and how HIV is and is not transmitted. Please "pay it forward" by helping us increase HIV/AIDS awareness in others who may also benefit from such enlightenments. Give your dad a hug from me. OK? Dr. Bob... Read more »

Re: HIV transmission Risk, WILL DONATE (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

Hi Doc,I just thought of another question after typing my original ones (below). #4. Would the fact... Read more »

Child's Casual Contact with HIV infected person

Hi,Every week, I bring my two year old with me to visit my grandmother. My cousin also lives with... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Survey Finds Americans Less Concerned About HIV/AIDS

... Americans are increasingly complacent about the spread of HIV/AIDS and yet continue to stigmatize the disease, recent reports suggest. Just 6 percent of the respondents considered HIV/AIDS to Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

... Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Re-Using and Sharing Needles Unprotected/Unsafe Sex Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...found to be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Annan to Contact Libyan Government Over Death Sentences of Bulgarian Workers Accused of Infecting Children With HIV

...allowed poor sterilization practices at Al Fateh Children's Hospital in Benghazi, where the children were infected ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 5/11). Many human rights groups and Western governments have denounced the sentences, saying... Read more »
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Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
...I have a friend who is hiv positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake Read more »

just tested positive and CD4 already at 33!

Posted by PozFromHongKong, 2 Replies
Hi all, This is my first post. I am a newly poz from Hong Kong, I got tested back in October. I got my first lab results yesterday and my CD4 is at 33 and VL is 29,000, so the doctor put me on meds right away (I taking Truvada + Efavirenz). I was... Read more »

Could I get HIV/STD from random people's drinks?

Posted by jacko2217, 2 Replies
...also poured out some people's unfinished drinks into my glass to drink with myself and some friends. Do this put me at risk for HIV, STDs or anything else? I'm thinking about gettin tested, just as an afterthought. Read more »

Can I get AIDS from ....???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Can I get HIV from playing someone's guitar ? If they have AIDS ? Read more »