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Getting HIV From Shaking Hands

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Masturbate after shaking hand with HIV person.

Mr. God I know you very busy and have a lot of thing to be done. But every word you reply us will give us more knowledge about HIV, and more people to join to the battle against HIV. Here is my short story: A week ago, I went to a party to meet my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Dear Sticky Fingers,Neither your handshake nor subsequent shaking hand poses a risk for HIV. If HIV were that easy to catch, it would have wiped out the whole planet years ago.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Shaking hands with positive man with cut on nose.

Hey,I'm being REALLY paranoid but I just need to settle my anxiety. Yesterday I shook hands... Read more »

Unusual hand shake

I recently shook hands with an hiv positive man. He had dry/peeling hands. Is there a risk of... Read more »
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TheBodyPRO.com

Shaking the Status Quo: 2012 HIV/AIDS Conference Research Highlights

It is virtually impossible to point to a single piece of research or conference presentation as the seminal study in a particular subfield this year, so we won't attempt to pass such a judgment. Instead, we take you on a guided tour through... Read more »
Housing Works

CDC Shake-Up Could Be Good for AIDS Prevention

Who should replace this lady? Julie Gerberding's tenure as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director is over on Inauguration Day . AIDS advocates are hoping that her departure will mark the end of a politically charged era of the CDC... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Getting Useable Knowledge From Research Into Your Hands: Practical Use of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

The notion of "using research to inform programming" has been getting a lot of buzz recently. It is true that the application of current research findings can be an important part of what makes HIV programs and services effective. However,... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

5 Ways Adults Can Help Young People Avoid Getting HIV/AIDS

No one can turn back the hands of time, but with the benefit of hindsight, we often wish that we had made different choices or had had information to help us make a better decision. Cory and Jah were diagnosed with HIV at about age 16. Now 25, they... Read more »
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shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
2 years ago at a concert, this guy cut him self in a mosh pit. He shook my hand and had blood on it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either.

What's my risk? Read more »

Just took the test & shaking!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

I just took my first HIV test ever. I have had unprotected sex several times but I have had no sex for the past 4months.

I wanted to make sure I waited the correct amount of time so that I can start my new sex life, free of HIV thoughts and... Read more »

Getting HIV result tomorrow

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I am very scared. I have been told that the risk was very low and so low that one of the ASO counsellers would bet everything she has that I would be ok. With the sympthoms I have, I am quite certain that I've already been infected. My life has been... Read more »

I want to believe hiv cant be caught this way. but

Posted by nicejack, 3 Replies
Hi I have a question. I read that shaking hands is NOT a method of getting hiv. Well I shoke hands with a person who has hiv and am fearful that I may have been infected. Heres why, I had a chunk of skin missing from the side of my finger and after... Read more »