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Contracting Hiv From Used Hair Trimming Machine

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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...the skin. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances in the blood, such ascholesterol and triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in the breasts, back of the neck (buffalo hump),visceral fat in the belly, or round lumps that appear under the...
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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 Read more »

risk and promised to donate

Dear Dr Bob;I am devastated and frightened. About 7 weeks ago I notice two pimple like things on the base of my penis where condoms dont cover. Its not really painful. Went to the doctor and she thought I recently contracted herpes. I have been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Herpes, if that's what you have, is much easier to contract than HIV. It only requires skin-to-skin contact. It would be extremely unlikely that you contracted HIV if indeed you always practiced Read more »

Regarding transmission through hair removal

Thanks for all your insite and time helping all those affected by this disease but I think you are gonna needlessly scare alot of people with your answer to this persons question. Either that or contact the c.d.c. and let them know of a new way of...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...You are right about that. I think the risk of HIV transmission from a hair removal device is infinitesimal. The point that I wanted to make (didn't work though) is that someone with HIV infection using Read more »

HIV Transmission and Laser Hair Removal

I read an answer of yours to someone else's question but just to clarify, can HIV be transmitted through the lasers used for hair reduction?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...have never heard of a case being transmitted in this way, nor would I understand how this could occur. So I would say that HIV cannot be transmitted through the lasers used for hair reduction. Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...of Yourself Introduction Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fats also stores energy. There are different types... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fats also stores energy. There are different types... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
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Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
...asking this question but I still have a question (maybe due to the fact that I do not have medical knowledge). We know that HIV does not survive for very long outside the body. Actually as soon as the body fluids that contains are dried then... Read more »

Hair Bumps

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...attached to my hair, one bump per hair and i have quite a few of them so could anyone tell me what this is and if it is linked to HIV or not ? Follicilous or how ever you spell it is I heard Read more »

hair loss?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...In the last year I have lost alot of my hair, has anyone else experience this as a problem or is it from something other than HIV? Read more »

Loss of Pubic Hair

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is loss of pubic hair a symptom of ARS/HIV? Does anybody know? Read more »