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Can You Get HIV From Sharing A Joint

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Possible to transmit through sharing a joint?

I know that Hiv isn't passed through saliva, but the memory of sharing a joint with someone with an unknown status and that had been with many many people unprotected still continues to worry me. He had split his face open the night before (i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Nope! See link below.Dr. Bob<a href="http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q187213.html">Marijuana "Joint" sharing and possible transmission?Sep 12, 2007</a>... Read more »

Sharing a joint of marijuana

I have smoked a joint of marijuana with a guy who is HIV positive. I did not use mouth but fist... Read more »

Marijuana "Joint" sharing and possible transmission?

Three weeks ago I was at a party and shared a joint with two other people, one of whom was gay. I... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

ViiV Vows Joint Venture Will Help Fight HIV

On Nov. 3, drug makers Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline officially launched their joint HIV venture, a company called ViiV Healthcare. Some observers hail the effort as a way of sharing the business risks and costs of drug development. Others are wary it... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nigerian, Ugandan First Ladies Pledge to Work Jointly on HIV/AIDS Issues

Ugandan first lady Janet Museveni and Nigerian first lady Turai Umaru Yar'Adua last week pledged to work together to address HIV/AIDS in their countries, the New Vision/AllAfrica.com reports. The pledge was made in the Nigerian capital of Abuja... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIH Announces It Will Share IP Rights to Some AIDS Drugs in UNITAID Patent Pool

The NIH announced Thursday "it will share intellectual property rights on some AIDS drugs in a patent pool designed to make treatments more widely available to the poor," Reuters reports. The move makes the NIH the "the first research institution... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Leaders, AIDS Activists Gather in Washington to Discuss "Shared Responsibility" in Tackling Disease

An article on the UNAIDS webpage reports on "a high-powered breakfast meeting that took place in Washington, D.C., on 18 April," which "brought together leaders in the response to AIDS with members of the United States Congress, the administration,... Read more »
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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 »

experience to share

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just want to share my experience with everyone here because like many others,I also got quite a tremendous amount of support while I was going through the HIV window period...

I am a 25 year old female that engaged in oral sex with a man that I... Read more »

Another link to share:

Posted by PVS, 1 Reply
I was cleaning out old favorites from my web browser and stumbled upon one of the links I bookmarked during the height of my HIV anxiety window period..hehe...I'd like to share this with everyone and hope you can take comfort in it. == PVS

Update on... Read more »

HIV from sharing creams?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I borrowed hydrocortizone cream with aloe from a neighboor they had been using on the baby. If the baby had HIV and I used the same ointment could I get HIV? Read more »