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Can You Get HIV From Indirect Contact

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indirect contact with dried blood

I recently got a small splaah on my lab coat and also have some non bleeding wound unserneath the labcoat. Is it possible for me to get any blood Bourne diseases lile hcv?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIThere is no way to acquire HIV from a lap dance. HIV can not be transmitted through clothing. See HIV101 [link] for more info on how HIV is and is not transmitted.The same is true for HCV. Going through layers of clothing is not a way for... Read more »

Indirect contact with semen

Hello,Two days ago I visited a brothel. I touched with my lips the nipples of the prostitute giving... Read more »

Indirect contact with blood

Yesterday, I was near a person who cut themself. I was trying to help them, did not touch them, but... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Could Implementation of Australia's National Gay Men's Syphilis Action Plan Have an Indirect Effect on the HIV Epidemic?

Across Australia during the past decade, incident infections of syphilis and HIV have increased, especially among gay men. Syphilis epidemics also have resurged, coincidentally with increases in HIV diagnoses, in other industrialized settings.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Initial HAART With a PI Versus a NNRTI: Discrepancies Between Direct and Indirect Meta-Analyses

Roger Chou of Oregon Health and Science University and colleagues reviewed 12 trials over 24 weeks comparing non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor-based highly active antiretroviral treatment, which can sometimes be administered once... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence and Correlates of Indirect Sharing Practices Among Young Adult Injection Drug Users in Five U.S. Cities

"Sharing of drug paraphernalia to prepare, measure, and divide drugs for injection remains an important residual risk factor for hepatitis C and other blood-borne infections among injection drug users (IDUs), especially as sharing of syringes for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Human Rights Watch Report Says Foreign Aid Indirectly Supporting Forced Labor in Vietnam's Drug Rehabilitation Centers

In a report released Wednesday, New York-based Human Rights Watch "accused the United States government, the World Bank and other international donors of indirectly funding forced labor in Vietnam's drug rehabilitation centers," Inter Press Service... Read more »
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Indirect contacts during mutual masturbation

Posted by Orso, 1 Reply
I am at my first sexual encounters, so the question may sound silly. English is not my mother tongue, so I apologize in advance for any mistakes or problems in explaining myself.

I know mutual masturbation is considered as a safe form of sex. I also... Read more »

Indirect Exposure?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently visited a strip club while out of town. During a dance I briefly touched the vaginal area of the dancer. About 10 minutes later, while driving home, I placed the finger in my mouth. I believe the fluid had dried in that time. Would I... Read more »

Contacting other HIV+ active duty soldiers

Posted by armypoz, 5 Replies
I am HIV+ and currently serving on active duty. Would like to contact other active duty soldiers of any branch that would be interested in starting support groups or other avenues of support to other active duty soldiers in their areas.

would like... Read more »

Possible HIV contact

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I came to find out that I may have been exposed to the HIV virus. The person I was with penetrated me without a condom and then we stopped for a condom. After finding out that he was HIV + I went straight to the hospital and recieved 15 days of... Read more »