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Do People Catch AIDS From Picking Your Nose

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Picked my nose after touching semen

I recently came into contact with semen of unknown HIV status at a sauna - the semen was on a seat and I touched it with my fingers as I left the room I was in - I wiped my hands to rid of the semen and being an idiot I picked my nose (probably...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou are fine. The chances of getting HIV this way, none. The virus dies within minutes of leaving the body and if it had been sitting there that long, you touched it, wiped it off and picked your nose, all that time in between and the wiping of... Read more »

hepatitis from picking nose with dirty finger nails

If you pick your nose with dirty fingernails is it possible to get hepatitis?If you had just wiped the floor with your hands then picked your nose straight after (accidentally of course)?is it possible that traces of (potentially infected) blood...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
No.If this is something that you find yourself thinking about often and that causes you undue stress you may want to think about the source of that anxiety.Why is Hepatitis itself a concern? Are you around people with Hepatitis a lot?Hope this is... Read more »

HIV / Picking your nose?

Hi bob, a few quick question. Met with a sex worker and she gave me a long protected blow job (I could feel her teeth once in a while, hopefully the condom was still intact, she didn't bite) and then I had very brief protected sex with the same...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You've never seen a nose-picking question here before? Hmmm . . . actually there have been quite a few. It's a nasty, but quite common habit. Just take a look at the guys on either side of you next time you're stuck in traffic, and... Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Saliva is not considered to be an HIV transmission risk unless it contains visible blood. See below.Dr. BobDr. Bob, very worried. Saliva came in touch with open wound,Nov 14, 2007 Dr. Bob, An escort was licking my face, later i realised that i... Read more »
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Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »

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 hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist... Read more »

on picking up the pieces

Posted by DAPRINCEZZ, 3 Replies
So here I am 20 years old and dying to live but living to die but then again aren't we all?? I decided to take the time to share my story with you all on hiv. I was seeing this guy, everything about him was great and before you know it we were... Read more »

Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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