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Do People Get HIV From Touching Tears

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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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Healing Touch and Melting Stress

Illustration by Carol-Anne Pedneault From the hug that comforts a crying child to the hand that steadies the shoulder of an anxious friend, touch can be a powerful tonic. As a long-term survivor of 24 years and counting, I am constantly... Read more »
Housing Works

Blood, Sweat and Tears: An HIV Primer

Should a person who bites a cop and who has AIDS -- or who spits at a cop and who claims to have HIV -- face extra penalties because of his or her status? Two recent court decisions may relate to this issue. On Friday, the New York Court of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Paper Cut (TEARS)

I was recently working with a child who is HIV positive. The child had to receive vaccinations and was crying. As i consoled her, i wiped tears from her face, forgetting that I had a rather deep paper cut on my finger from the day before. Can HIV be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Can tears transmit HIV? Ahhhh . . . another QTND (Question That Never Dies). No, HIV cannot be transmitted by tears, saliva, sputum, sweat, urine, vomitus, nasal mucous or feces, unless they contain visible blood.I'll reprint some posts... Read more »

Dr. Bob, very worried. Saliva came in touch with open wound,

Dr. Bob, An escort was licking my face, later i realised that i had a cut on my face. She could be HIV positive, if she is HIV positive and since her saliva comes into contact with my blood, am i at risk of getting HIV?Let me know. Thanks. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope. Saliva does not transmit HIV. (See below. I'll reprint some basic information about HIV transmission.)Thanks for your tax-deductible donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org).Stay well.Dr. BobDr.... Read more »

Hiv from touching toothbrushing (SNIFFING AND HIV, 2010)

Hello Dr Bob, Need you sincere opinion on what is happened to me.For 3 weeks I work abroad (in UK). I moved with a colleague of mine.(we share the same house, the same bathroom). First of all, I have OCDregarding HIV infection. I keep my personal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV from touching a toothbrush handle and sniffing it? WOWZA! Your OCD is OOC (out of control!). Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. Your fears are irrational and unwarranted. I'd suggest you seek counseling (psychotherapy), because,... Read more »

gay..touched his semen...wiped ..sniffed..hiv fear (HIV FROM SNIFFING, 2009)

dear doctor, I WENT THROUGH ALL UR FORUMS BUT COULD NOT FIND SIMILAR QUESTION....SO PLZ HELP...i belong to homophobic country u are the only help!! i m a gay who recently came in contact with a another gay don't know his sexual history..we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're worried about contracting HIV from sniffing a spunked-up finger? Relax Max. Your HIV-acquisition risk is completely nonexistent.I'll post below a few other "sniffing" questions from the archives.Be well.Dr. BobI smelled... Read more »
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tear and more tears.

Posted by 1cantstopcryndc, 3 Replies
after ending a 3.5 year relationship with someone who is HIV+ a year ago and being SO responsible, i tested positive last week. i feel like my world is coming to an end. i have no one to turn to and i can't function. while i know my diagnosis... Read more »

Protects sex with no Condom tear 100 % safe??

Posted by nikhil
I read that condom provided 100% protection if it was used correctly and there was no slippage and breakage. I had a huge relief as I had protected sex with a possibly infected csw.

But trying to understand more about HIV, I went into a lot of... Read more »

About the guy touching his condom....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...(also known as the paper cutter).

I think I am the only person who can relate to this guy, and I really think he does have to worry about disease. Unfortunately, he's worrying about the wrong one. The disease that he has is one I also suffer... Read more »

Touching Doors

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 3 Replies
Heard a new one yesterday. I was told that you should never touch a rest room door (especially at rest stops), because gays masturbate each other there and walk out without washing their hands. If you touch the door handle and then eat afterwards,... Read more »