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Does Washing Hands Prevent HIV Transmission

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hand washing (aids and hep c)

Thanks for answering my previous question, very interesting info. I have 1 more question, would you be so helpful and answer this question, like I said I last time I will happilly donate to your site.My question is this:Really hard to explain this,...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not expect transmission through this route. Read more »

Person with HIV not washing their hands

I have a question that relates to situation which actually happened (it may sound a bit awkward,... Read more »

did not wash hands after disposing the condoms

Dear Doctor, I had sex with a prostitute few weeks ago, unfortunately, i did not wash my... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...down on a dirty surface -- such as a tabletop that has (or may have had) blood on it -- as you could contaminate your syringe. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before using your fingers to find a vein, or even to pick up a piece of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Senate Approves Bill That Would Allow HIV-Positive Men to Have Sperm Washed, Used for Fertility Treatments

...The California Senate recently voted 35-1 to approve a bill ( SB 443 ) that would allow HIV-positive men to have their sperm washed and used for fertility treatments, the MediaNews/ Oakland Tribune reports (Geissinger, MediaNews/ Oakland... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...sex on a man. If you perform oral sex without a condom, finish up with your hand, or spit semen out and rinse with a dental wash rather than swallowing. Dental dams are squares made from latex. Put some water- or silicone-based lube on one side... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...employees should monitor their health every day, and take everyday precautions including covering their coughs and sneezes and washing their hands often with soap and water, especially after they cough or sneeze. If soap and water are not... Read more »
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HIV Sperm Washing Clinics in the US

Posted by RayWill, 1 Reply
...fertilization clinics in the southeastern United States (i.e. Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, etc.) who offer sperm washing for HIV serodiscordant couples? Read more »

Blood on hands= HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...saw him and we shook hands because we thought the band was good. Anyways I noticed some dry on my hands and I went upstairs to wash. I had no cuts or sores on my hands. The bathroom didnt have soap but I washed it repeatedly with water until... Read more »

Washing problem

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...a shower and washed my hand first and then my penis with weak water flow and soap. Did I have any risk of inflection during washing because the virus could have been on the base of my penis or on my hand and the weak water flow push the virus... Read more »

please help

Posted by johnchef, 1 Reply
...sex..but last week i fingered a girl maybe for 7 seconds..after i finished i put on my clothes and went in the bathroom ..i then washed my hands with only water and then i catch some water in my hands and washed out my mouth ..can hiv be... Read more »