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Do People Get AIDS From Casual Contact

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Can you get HIV from coming in contact with a + person's snot?

Okay, I know it's gross, but....if a person is infected, and the caretaker comes into contact with used Kleenex that is still moist, is there a risk of infeciton?Thanks in advance.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...There are no cases that I am aware of where HIV was transmitted that way.MH Read more »

Re: HIV transmission Risk, WILL DONATE (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

Hi Doc,I just thought of another question after typing my original ones (below). #4. Would the fact... Read more »

Grandfather and HIV (CASUAL CONTACT, 2009)

My mom said to email you, I'm 15 and just found out my grandpa has HIV. I'm so scared because my... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Annan to Contact Libyan Government Over Death Sentences of Bulgarian Workers Accused of Infecting Children With HIV

...U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Tuesday said he plans to contact the Libyan government "at a high level" to discuss a Libyan court verdict sentencing six Bulgarian health care workers and a Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alabama: HIV Inmates to Get More Contact With Other Inmates, Commissioner Says

... New policy changes will allow segregated HIV-positive inmates in Alabama's prison system to have more contact with the general inmate population, Corrections Commissioner Richard Allen said Wednesday. Alabama segregates HIV-positive inmates Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...Puerto Rico are more likely than other Hispanic/Latino men to contract HIV as a result of injection drug use. By contrast, sexual contact with other men is the primary cause of HIV infections among Hispanic/Latino men born in Central or South... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...HIV. The myth : "I'm safe because I'm a virgin." The reality: Virgin is just a label. If you have had no sexual contact at all, you're not at risk through sexual transmission. If you have had oral or anal sex, but consider yourself a... Read more »
Connect With Others

Contacting other HIV+ active duty soldiers

Posted by armypoz, 5 Replies
...I am HIV+ and currently serving on active duty. Would like to contact other active duty soldiers of any branch that would be interested in starting support groups or other avenues of support to other Read more »

Sexual contact w/ partner of unknown hiv status

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...typically you'll see the highest risk in men having sex with men, people who have sex with iv drug users and then heterosexual contact. Alright seems simple enough. Now it's time for math. Figure your % chance of just to happen across someone... Read more »

I just found out today my cousin has aids

Posted by VAmberwaves7, 3 Replies
...hospital. I was like what with and he was telling me the symptoms and I was just thinking about the site and what I have read about hiv/aids and I asked my cousin. "Has he ever had unprotected sex?" "Has he ever been tested for HIV?" And my... Read more »

Possible HIV contact

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I came to find out that I may have been exposed to the HIV virus. The person I was with penetrated me without a condom and then we stopped for a condom. After finding out that he was Read more »