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Do People Get HIV From Touching 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 »

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 »

Early Pubic Hair Loss

Dear Doctors,Is hair loss likely to occur early in HIV infection? Like during/straight after ARS?... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

Hair strands might help determine the effectiveness of antiretroviral drugs for HIV-positive people, researchers from the University of California-San Francisco said recently, VOA News reports. Monica Gandhi of the university and colleagues have... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Education: "People Are Afraid to Touch Them"

Oxford University and South African researchers are working on a two-year study of child caregivers in families affected by HIV/AIDS. More than 7,000 people in three South African provinces -- about 6,000 children and 1,500 guardians -- will be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"We Feel So Attached to Them": Med Student Overcomes Fear of HIV to Cuddle Children and Touch the Dying in the Slums of India

Prior to starting her second year of medical studies at University of Alberta (UA) this fall, Aisha Khatib is spending this summer working as an HIV/AIDS educator in Pune, India. Khatib is working for the Deep Griha Society in Pune, which is south... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Awareness Gets MTV Touch

MTV will reach out to teens and young adults today on World AIDS Day by airing two programs on HIV/AIDS. The shows, which feature pop stars Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake, are being supplemented by MTV's news broadcasts and its campaign... Read more »
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Loss of Pubic Hair

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is loss of pubic hair a symptom of ARS/HIV? Does anybody know?

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white pubic hairs

Posted by Anonymous, 3 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 searched and searched but I don't see anything about this, not even on this site. I... Read more »

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 two months ago, but until today this feeling started.. like a sensation in the... Read more »

Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
Hallo. I have read a lot of articles before asking this question but I still have a question (maybe due to the fact that I do not have medical knowledge). We know that HIV does not survive for very long outside the body. Actually as soon as the body... Read more »