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Can You Get HIV From Touching Cold Sore

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you
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PLEASE HELP A CANADIAN, WILL DONATE FOR ANSWER

Dear Doctor,I have not had a potential sexual exposure to HIV for years, (and after the one time that I did have one, I was tested and came back negative), but recently, I have had several potential non-sexual exposures:1.) Recently, during my job...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1. Nope.2. Nope.3. Nope.All three of your concerns are completely unwarranted. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. HIV testing is not warranted. I would suggest you spend some time perusing the wealth of Read more »

Mom offers $50!! (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

First I'd like to say your website is Godsend!Second, my daughter bought a few outfits at the mall, she pulled one of the pants out and noticed there was some redish stain. If it was blood from an HIV infected person, would this pose a risk? She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...should get hepatitis B vaccine whether or not they are around a person with AIDS. If the person with AIDS has fever blisters or cold sores (herpes simplex) around the mouth or nose, don't kiss or touch the sores. If you have to touch the sores to... Read more »

ONE MORE FROM WORRIED CANADIAN; DONATION COMING

hi doc,2 days ago you responded to my question regarding potential non-sexual exposures to HIV. (Question name:PLEASE HELP A CANADIAN, WILL DONATE FOR ANSWER). I described 3 different scenarios (one in which I was bled on by a customer during my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...had healed over, and was no longer bleeding), so I am not worried about that. What I am worried about is that I had pimples or cold sores (possibly oral herpes)around my mouth at the time. If I had wiped my mouth with my hand, for instance, or... Read more »

HIV - AIDS Transmission

Hi, my mom is infected by HIV, i help her appllying pain releif ointment on her back bone, i see the blood scratches on her body.. is there any chance that it is transmitted to me. Please help i am in big delima.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...should get hepatitis B vaccine whether or not they are around a person with AIDS.If the person with AIDS has fever blisters or cold sores (herpes simplex) around the mouth or nose, don't kiss or touch the sores. If you have to touch the sores to... Read more »
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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...Condoms also help prevent diseases that are spread by semen or by contact with infected sores in the genital area, including HIV. Most condoms go over a man's penis. A new type of condom was designed to fit into a woman's vagina. This "female"... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...There are two types of HSV. HSV type 1 most commonly infects the mouth and lips, causing sores known as fever blisters or cold sores. HSV type 2 is the usual cause of genital herpes, but it also can infect the mouth. Transmission If... Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...Lactic Acidosis? Lactic acidosis can develop when your cells make too much lactic acid orwhen your liver isn't working properly. HIV drugs in the nucleoside reversetranscriptase inhibitor (NRTI) class can sometimes cause these problems: ... Read more »
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Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
...had sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers. The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected vaginal sex. Next... Read more »

Dentist Appt - Could this happen ??

Posted by whatthe, 1 Reply
...guessing she must have directly touched it with her gloves before touching my mouth. OMG I've gotten two outbreaks of the uggliest cold sores. Huge! Quarter size. More than 1 spot each time. Now this has me wondering. Could I have also contracted... Read more »

Dentist Appt - Could it happen?

Posted by whatthe, 2 Replies
...Ok. Here is the deal. I had a dentist appt for a filling in November where I ended up getting the cold sore virus from the person assisting the dentist. I had noticed she had a horrible looking cold sore and every so often seemed to Read more »

Yippie what next?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...so i popped it, now it's a red sore. was hoping it was a possible side effect to the diflucan i'm taking. i've never had cold sores before in my life. maybe it's not one??? but it's red and crusted over, if i touch it if feels as it's... Read more »