Can You Get HIV From Picking Your Nose

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HIV / Picking your nose?

Hi bob, a few quick question. Met with a sex worker and she gave me a long protected blow job (I could feel her teeth once in a while, hopefully the condom was still intact, she didn't bite) and then I had very brief protected sex with the same...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...common habit. Just take a look at the guys on either side of you next time you're stuck in traffic, and I'll bet you'll spot a nasal excavator within moments!I'll repost a question from the archives that not only addresses the HIV risk of nose... Read more »

nose secretions mixed into food. (NASAL MUCOUS AND HIV, 2009)

Dr. Bob, One of my friend who is HIV positive, i invited him and he was eating spicy food, so his... Read more »

Can HIV particles rest in nose hair & become reactivated if nose bleeds?

Hello Doctor Bob, I know my question might sound a bit looney tunes maximus. But I wouldn't be... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...recently approved. This is a "live attenuated" vaccine. It has not been studied in people with weakened immune systems. FluMist nasal spray should not be used by people with HIV. Tetanus and Diphtheria: Tetanus is a serious disease... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...water can also help reduce fever. For a stuffy nose, breathing moist air from a hot shower can help. Using a decongestant or nasal spray with phenylephrine in it can help clear or dry up a stuffy nose. If your nasal drainage is thick, the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Daily Peptide T Nasal Spray May Be Successful in Fighting Latent HIV-Infected Cells, Study Says

...A nasal spray of a synthetic protein fragment called Peptide T may be successful in lowering the amount of latent HIV-infected cells, Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

... Facial swelling Pneumonia-type symptoms such as cough, difficulty breathing, and fever Diagnosis: Material (sputum, nasal secretions) is stained and cultured for the organism Treatment: Traditional: Intravenous amphotericin B New... Read more »