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Environmental And Lifestyle Factors Related To Hiv

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HIV environmental transmission

Ms. Southall,I'd first of all like to thank you for your time in answering my question. I've been having quite a bit of anxiety related to the possibility of contracting HIV.I am a 19-year-old male. I am not sexually active, nor do I use...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk of HIV transmission in your situation is HIGHLY unlikely! Your open wound would have to come into contact with a significant amount of blood, vaginal fluid or semen. HIV is not transmitted through saliva or sweat. The contact would have... Read more »

Environmental Transmissions and Children

My wife and I were both infected with HIV on 12/1/00. We have 4 young children. Between 4 and 8 weeks after our infection, they all came down with the flu, sore throats, each had terrible coughs, and bloody noses. Two of the children complained of...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
It is very unlikely your children were HIV infected. A number of household contact studies of children living with HIV infected parents have shown little to no risk of HIV transmission in the absence of sexual or blood exposure. Their symptoms were... Read more »

environmental hiv transmmition

Hi Dr.my quetion is that "as soon as the blood is dride the HIV virus present in it also died" this statment is true? durring shaking hands some cuts and wounds present on hands of person which is HIV possitive if my hand come in contact...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Tanks for your question. HIV cannot survive for long in dried blood. If it is still liquid (an oozing wound) then it may be infectious. Your intact skin is a great barrier against HIV infection. For you to get infected from a wound on another... Read more »

hiv in environmental treatment

Hi!I know the question has been asked like for a thousand times, so I hope it doesn't bother you to explain it a little bit to me.Actually, I would like to know, WHY exactly, fresh chewed chewing-gum, that has blood in it, is not a risk for...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hi,HIV cannot be transmitted from pre-chewed gum. There are only a few ways HIV can be transmitted:Sexual transmission. Unprotected sex between a person infected with HIV and an HIV-negative person.Blood exposure. This can occur through injection... Read more »
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unusual environmental exposure?

Posted by unusual
I need advice please. I recently used a public toilet, when i wiped myself I realised the tissue was wet. I checked the roll and it had previously been dropped in the toilet. I know its a long shot but I cant stop thinking It could have been dropped... Read more »

I've had EVERY symptom related to HIV so depressed

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
Hey guys,

I've had practically every symptom in the past year and I'm hoping to God that it's something else because i'm scared to death to get tested to find out that I'm HIV positive. I've had white tongue, swollen lymph nodes in my throat,... Read more »

HIV related AVN (Avascular Necrosis) - Bone Death

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been positive since 1987, but under treatment only since 1997. In July 1997, I was hospitalized with PCP, a viral load of 160,000,000 and a CD4 count of 8. Since the beginning of the treatment, my CD4 has risen to normal (even up to 969 at... Read more »

BIG MISTAKE, Is time a factor???

Posted by matty, 1 Reply
Tell me Please! This HIV virus, is it really that vicious and fast that by having your penis inserted in an infected vagina for only a couple of Minutes (max). That, that virus can make its way through the urethra opening and infect that person?... Read more »