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Do People Get AIDS From Sharing A Joint

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Ask the Experts

Possible to transmit through sharing a joint?

I know that Hiv isn't passed through saliva, but the memory of sharing a joint with someone with an unknown status and that had been with many many people unprotected still continues to worry me. He had split his face open the night before (i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Nope! See link below.Dr. Bob<a href="http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q187213.html">Marijuana "Joint" sharing and possible transmission?Sep 12, 2007</a>... Read more »

Marijuana "Joint" sharing and possible transmission?

Three weeks ago I was at a party and shared a joint with two other people, one of whom was gay. I... Read more »

Sharing a joint of marijuana

I have smoked a joint of marijuana with a guy who is HIV positive. I did not use mouth but fist... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N.-Led Joint Report Examines HIV/AIDS Among Young People Ages 10-24

An estimated 2,500 young people are infected with HIV every day worldwide, and young women and adolescent girls are most at risk of contracting the disease because of biological and social factors, according to a report released on Wednesday by a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Joint Statement on People-to-People Contacts Issued by President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin

Excerpt: "We will also continue to support our partnerships in the critically important area of health care. Our priorities are fighting infectious diseases as tuberculosis, improving maternal and child care in order to reduce maternal and child... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIH Announces It Will Share IP Rights to Some AIDS Drugs in UNITAID Patent Pool

The NIH announced Thursday "it will share intellectual property rights on some AIDS drugs in a patent pool designed to make treatments more widely available to the poor," Reuters reports. The move makes the NIH the "the first research institution... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Leaders, AIDS Activists Gather in Washington to Discuss "Shared Responsibility" in Tackling Disease

An article on the UNAIDS webpage reports on "a high-powered breakfast meeting that took place in Washington, D.C., on 18 April," which "brought together leaders in the response to AIDS with members of the United States Congress, the administration,... Read more »
Connect With Others

experience to share

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just want to share my experience with everyone here because like many others,I also got quite a tremendous amount of support while I was going through the HIV window period...

I am a 25 year old female that engaged in oral sex with a man that I... Read more »

Another link to share:

Posted by PVS, 1 Reply
I was cleaning out old favorites from my web browser and stumbled upon one of the links I bookmarked during the height of my HIV anxiety window period..hehe...I'd like to share this with everyone and hope you can take comfort in it. == PVS

Update on... Read more »

News I shared yesterday

Posted by rainbowhisperer, 2 Replies
Thank you for all of the positive thoughts that you all shared with me. You know this sight really isnt just a positive one for all you HIV positive people too. I think it is positive for all kinds of people. I am going to let you all know some... Read more »

Important: share your take on Living With HIV

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply

Hi,

There are a lot of people out there today spreading the idea that living with HIV is now just "a piece of cake", "no worse than living with diabetes", and so forth. As a result, the urgency to fund research into the development of a vaccine and... Read more »