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Can You Get HIV From Shaking Hands

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Masturbate after shaking hand with HIV person.

Mr. God I know you very busy and have a lot of thing to be done. But every word you reply us will give us more knowledge about HIV, and more people to join to the battle against HIV. Here is my short story: A week ago, I went to a party to meet my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Dear Sticky Fingers,Neither your handshake nor subsequent shaking hand poses a risk for HIV. If HIV were that easy to catch, it would have wiped out the whole planet Read more »

Shaking Hands

Hello Dr BobRun Accross Web Site --- Which Said Shaking Hands, Touching Or Holding Hands Can... Read more »

stressful hand shake.,.,please helppp.,

i was in th meeting this morning with several Arab people.,after the meeting i hand shake with each... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...scratched? Can HIV be transmitted by being spit on by an HIV-infected person? Can I get HIV from casual contact (shaking hands, hugging, using a toilet, drinking from the same glass, or the sneezing and coughing of an infected person)? ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Yemen Times Examines HIV/AIDS Surveillance, Discrimination Related to Disease in Country

...Ministry of Public Health and Population report. Misconceptions included the belief that HIV can be transmitted through shaking hands, hugging and mosquito bites, as well as sharing drinking glasses and plates. Discrimination also has been... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

...transmit HIV during drug use because infected blood goes directly into someone's bloodstream. Even small amounts of blood on your hands, cookers, filters, tourniquets, or in rinse water can be enough to infect another user. To reduce the risk of... Read more »
The Body

HIV/AIDS: A New First Impression

...childbirth, just like a lot of other diseases. (And decidedly not, by the way, through spitting, sharing sandwiches or shaking hands .) HIV can't be cured, and it's dangerous. But it can be prevented, it can be treated, and the pandemic can be... Read more »
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I want to believe hiv cant be caught this way. but

Posted by nicejack, 3 Replies
...Hi I have a question. I read that shaking hands is NOT a method of getting hiv. Well I shoke hands with a person who has hiv and am fearful that I may have been infected. Heres Read more »

shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
...2 years ago at a concert, this guy cut him self in a mosh pit. He shook my hand and had blood on it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either. Read more »

me again

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...a condom..after i had sex i took off the condom and checked to see if it was torn...it wasnt..i then proceeded to wash my hands with water ...i then use my hands to take some water to wash out my mouth...can hiv be transmitted that way...i... Read more »

please put my mind at rest!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...HIV when exposed to air dies so I know this poses no risk). The following day (with a plaster on) I shock a couple of peoples hands (who were positive) - I did not see any blood on their hand (and I doubt they would shake my hand if they did). ... Read more »