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Myths persist about how HIV is transmitted. This section provides the facts about HIV risk from different types of sex, injection drug use, and other activities. Table of Contents How Is HIV Passed From One Person to Another? How Well Does HIV Survive Outside the Body? Can I Get HIV From Anal Sex? Can I Get HIV From Vaginal Sex? Can I Get HIV From Oral Sex? Is There a Connection Between HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted...
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transmission through cut on hand...

Hey, I was recently at a party, and a friend of mine (unknown HIV status) opened a bottle of wine. He cut his finger while opening the bottle, and it was bleeding. I'm not sure if any blood got into the wine. I have been panicking since then...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Relax, Max! I see absolutely no reason for you to be "stressed/depressed" or even minimally concerned. Your HIV risk from the episode you describe is completely nonexistent, OK? So chill out and stop worrying! Why not have another... Read more »

"immediate hand to cut/sore/wound transmission, possible?"

I had sex with this GRO girl, i paid for. I was using condom during the entire sex. Then after i cum inside her, with the condom on,i fingered her and i immediately pulled out my penis and immediately removed the condom off. And immediately...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,While contact being immediate is important, it also needs to be direct. This most certainly didn't happen in your situation. Therefore, if you had any "risk" it's negligible.The reason that... Read more »

Transmission through cuts on hands serving drinks

My friend is wondering the likelihood of transmission through an odd instance. They were at a party and the person making drinks had a large bowl of some kind of alchoholic punch. He dipped a cup into the punch and handed it to my friend, who...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,This is indeed an odd instance! No, not the question about getting HIV by ingesting food served by a waiter with a cut, but rather because you were at a party where they were serving punch! Was it a retro party? Were people doing the Hokey... Read more »

Oral sex and hand job risk on HIV Transmission

Dear Shannon. First of all pardon me, english is not my mother language and i still learn it. i'm male 30 years old. Last month, at the end of may 2012 i had sexual activities with male. we both deep kissing, he gived me blow job (oral) and i...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi1. You cannot get HIV from what you have described.2. There is no risk if you do not have an opening, cut or sore on your penis and as long as the pre cum hasn't been in the air very long. HIV begins to die once it is outside of the body.3.... Read more »
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Am I at risk? Open cuts on hands...

Posted by Gka978, 2 Replies
First, I'm sorry if this seems like a trivial question. My next step will be addressing anxiety issues

I have two scratches/cuts on my right hand, both from a new kitten who thinks my hand is a toy. I shook hands with someone who could be considered... Read more »

Risk of transmission?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I was at this bar, decent place but the bathroom was very dirty, I am female, I went to pee and of course I didn't seat on the toilet, I pulled down my jeans almost to my knees, I don't know if they touched the floor but the floor was dirty, I swear... Read more »

HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
hi there. first i must say I have terrible anxiety over this possible exposure. 10 days ago, i was at a barber shop with my father. he was getting his hair cut. the barber was gay. afterwards the barber came over to me and shook my hand. i didnt... Read more »

HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »