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Casual Contact And HIV Transmission Risk

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Re: HIV transmission Risk, WILL DONATE (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

Hi Doc,I just thought of another question after typing my original ones (below). #4. Would the fact that I get Cold Sores occasionally make it more likely for me to transmit HIV in the below circumstances? Specifically the one with the milk? I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...its way into your next-day nookie or bathroom activities? No, of course not. Frevinsakes!3. HIV is not transmitted via casual contact (see below), including milk cartons, foods or household items.4. No, even with cold sores, HIV is not... Read more »

Blood product contact-HIV risk

Dr Frascino, I have a similar question and a surgical resident, today I was in the OR for almost 8... Read more »

Mouth-to-Anus contact during Recal Bleeding: HIV Risk?

I'm an HIV- gay man. I recently had sexual contact with a man who told me it was his "first" time... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...HIV. The myth : "I'm safe because I'm a virgin." The reality: Virgin is just a label. If you have had no sexual contact at all, you're not at risk through sexual transmission. If you have had oral or anal sex, but consider yourself a... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...HIV cannot be transmitted except when certain body fluids are exchanged. Teach your children that they can greatly reduce the risk of transmission by: Avoiding contact with sexual fluids by always practicing safer sex (using condoms or other... Read more »
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Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
...I have a friend who is hiv positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick Read more »

transmission throgh food?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...food, does the person who eats the food(without being aware of the blood) run into risks? Is it still considered to be casual contact? Is the mucous membrane in mouth easily infected? Read more »

Oral Transmission rate?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was the giver of oral stimulation to a dancer at a club, are there any statitics of transmission rate for oral being the giver then the reciever. whats a good day to test, 25 days, 45 days or just a 90 day? Thanks in advance Read more »