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Do People Get HIV From Pubic Hair

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HIV by eating a pubic hair?

I was out eating at a diner and took a bite of my crepe when I felt something odd in my mouth and took it out to only find a pubic hair. Can HIV be passed this way?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I'm really curious how you knew the hair in your crepe was actually a pubic hair! Oh never mind. It really doesn't matter, because even if it were a pubic hear, your HIV risk would be nonexistent. Dr. Bob Read more »

Hey Doc!! PLEASE ANSWER I" M SO PARANOID!! AND I WILL DONATE

Doc!! First off i just wanna say what your are doing is so nice and wanna say GOODJOB. Well I had... Read more »

My Doctor says HIV can travel down pubic hair - worried

Hi Doctor Bob,I had sex with a girl of positive status but I used a condom. I am 22 and really... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS

...moreinformation on HIV, go to the section on TWP website called HIV: TheBasics . Pubic Lice ("Crabs") Pubic lice live in the pubic hair and can be transmitted by skin-to-skincontact. They can also be spread through infected clothes and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hair Samples Can Be Used to Measure Effectiveness of Antiretrovirals, Researchers Say

...projects in Uganda with African hair. It works on fine hair. It works on gray hair. One thing is that people ask can we use pubic hair for these measurements. And we don't' think that those are going to be useful because hair in those areas... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 What Does the Research Show? ... Read more »
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pubic lice

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I know the topic here mainly is hiv.. but I would like to know if anyone knows about pubic lice (crabs), how long does it take for you to notice? I had an encounter Read more »

folliculitis?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I KNOW symptoms do not equal hiv, and I KNOW I need to see a doc for symptoms, but I have to wait until I get paid. I have a red bump on my leg a little smaller Read more »

DONT SHAVE PUBES

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...the abrased skin are an entry way for hiv...it is now proven Read more »

white pubic hairs

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, recently some of my pubic hairs seem to have a white coating on them. Like, the hair is dead or something. It seems to grow with the follice as well. I've Read more »