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Do People Catch HIV From Shaking Hands

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Masturbate after shaking hand with HIV person.

Mr. God I know you very busy and have a lot of thing to be done. But every word you reply us will give us more knowledge about HIV, and more people to join to the battle against HIV. Here is my short story: A week ago, I went to a party to meet my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Dear Sticky Fingers,Neither your handshake nor subsequent shaking hand poses a risk for HIV. If HIV were that easy to catch, it would have wiped out the whole planet Read more »

stressful hand shake.,.,please helppp.,

i was in th meeting this morning with several Arab people.,after the meeting i hand shake with each... Read more »

Shaking Hands

Hello Dr BobRun Accross Web Site --- Which Said Shaking Hands, Touching Or Holding Hands Can... Read more »
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Drug Use and HIV

...overdose of a medication can cause serious side effects. An overdose of a recreational drug can be deadly. At least one death of a person with HIV has been blamed on mixing a protease inhibitor with the recreational drug Ecstasy. Some ARVs can... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

... How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Read more »
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What Is the Craziest Myth You've Heard About HIV/AIDS?

...Leiden, The Netherlands The craziest myth I've ever heard about HIV is that it can be transmitted by sharing a cup with a person.    Michael Rivera, Latino Community Services , Hartford, Conn. The craziest myth from way back... Read more »
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Older People and HIV

... How Many Older People Have AIDS? Why Are Older People Getting Infected? Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? Is HIV the Same in Older People? Read more »
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Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
...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 Bump the other day and I had scrathes from... Read more »

Possible HIV transmission/infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Primary HIV infection. I'm having these illness since 10 ~ 15 May 99, which is about 3 weeks after the "EXPOSURE"? 3. Can a person catch HIV in such freak accidents ... where no SEX, DRUGS is involved ? All views are welcomed. Thanks! ... Read more »

shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
...2 years ago at a concert, this guy cut him self in a mosh pit. He shook my hand and had blood on it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either. Read more »

please put my mind at rest!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...know HIV when exposed to air dies so I know this poses no risk). The following day (with a plaster on) I shock a couple of peoples hands (who were positive) - I did not see any blood on their hand (and I doubt they would shake my hand if they... Read more »