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Chances Of Catching AIDS From Touching Pubic Hair

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...an HIV-positive woman unprotected oral sex (if you're providing the mouth; this is a much lower risk than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you getting HIV. If you're curious about whether specific sexual acts are riskier than others, check out...
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HIV by eating a pubic hair?

I was out eating at a diner and took a bite of my crepe when I felt something odd in my mouth and took it out to only find a pubic hair. Can HIV be passed this way?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I'm really curious how you knew the hair in your crepe was actually a pubic hair! Oh never mind. It really doesn't matter, because even if it were a pubic hear, your HIV risk would be nonexistent. Dr. Bob Read more »

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Hello, hope you're doing well :)I had a super duper quick question. My friend that is HIV+ baked some cupcakes/cake the other day, I grabbed one and ate it then felt a hair in my mouth. I pulled it out and it looked like a pubic hair. It was on the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Cause for panic? Nope.Are you over-reacting? Yep. Dr. Bob Read more »

I am the Woman you Helped before with a Son -- Please Help Once More

Dr. Bob,Here I am again, I am the woman that told you about my son being OCD along with a few other things. I am now have him in therapy for his HIV fears. Thank You for your advice. It seems to be helping. As I told you before, I do not know how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and your son had bleeding cuts in his mouth and on his fingers. Period. By the way, how does one distinguish an eyelash from a pubic hair???? One would think they would look somewhat similar, no? Oh, never mind.I'm delighted your son is in... Read more »

Pubic Hair

Dear Dr. Bob,You are the greatest psyhcologist! I have a question for you that may be odd.One day i was sleeping at my friends house on his bed while he and some other friends were playing video games. (I just came back from vacation and I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Pubes,I'm the greatest "psyhcologist"??? What's a psyhcologist???You're worried about getting HIV from a stray pubic hair stuck on your Mr. Happy??? You are absolutely correct: your question is indeed odd.The short answer is no. The longer... Read more »
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Infection vs anxiety and test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i had a low/medium risk encounter (had proctected sex, but during foreplay my penis touched her pubic hair, and had oral sex unprotected for small time). since then i exprienced tyrhoid inflamattion (difficulty to breath), light abdominal Read more »

white pubic hairs

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, recently some of my pubic hairs seem to have a white coating on them. Like, the hair is dead or something. It seems to grow with the follice as well. I've Read more »

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...I know the topic here mainly is hiv.. but I would like to know if anyone knows about pubic lice (crabs), how long does it take for you to notice? I had an encounter Read more »

flesh wound transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...superficial). What if vaginal fluid from my finger was washed down to my wrist via a drop of water. The girl also touched her pubic hair and maybe her genital area and touched my wrist a minute or 2 after.altough her hands were wet from water. I... Read more »