Have There Been Any Cases Of Transmission Of Hiv By Skin Contact

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...it is possible for either partner to become infected with HIV through performing or receiving oral sex, though it is a less common mode of transmission than other sexual behaviors (anal and vaginal sex). There have been a few cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal...
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Worried HIV Case Manager

Dear Dr. Bob,I feel embarrassed to ask this question but I have to. I am a case manager for HIV positive people. I interact with my clients alot. We hold a support group and plan activities together. Part of my job is to also educate the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...way. No how. It can permeate mucous membranes (lining of the vagina, urethra, etc.). Consequently if an HIVer's "sore" comes in contact with your intact skin, there would be no transmission risk. However, it's always good hygiene to keep sores... Read more »

Microscopic tears in skin & other ways of HIV transmission

Hi, Dr. Bob. I appreciate you. I was recently diagnosed as HIV positive. My current boyfriend had to undergo PEP, but he is standing by me & we are still working on the future. What is hard for me to bear is that the hospital (public health) where...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Health Center for Sexual Misinformation??? The information your boyfriend was given is blatantly false. My advice would be to contact your local AIDS service organizations and advise them of the load of twaddle your boyfriend was fed. Perhaps... Read more »

Skin Abrasion

I was bitten by mosquitos on the thigh and had to scratched it to ease the itch. Thus this resulted in skin tear/abrasion (no blood visible).However, it was probably after a GOOD 5-6 hours before I was involved in intimate body hugging and the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...skin. HIV needs to come into contact with the mucous membranes or bloodstream, and it is unlikely that this happened in your case. Sexual transmission of HIV is known to be spread through the following three ways: 1) Anal sex, receptive or... Read more »

Love Bites and HIV

Hi. Can you tell me the risks of transmission of HIV via love bites? Without biting through the skin, could love bites created by sucking the skin with the lips cause any transmission?thanks
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...HIV. So the risk of transmission through being bitten is theoretical only, and highly unlikely. There is at lest one documented case of HIV transmission occuring through an uninfected person being bitten by an HIV infected person. It was clear... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...swimming in the same pool as someone with HIV. Some people talk about "shared body fluids" being risky for HIV, but no documented cases of HIV have been caused by sweat, saliva or tears. However, even small amounts of blood in your mouth might... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...in the general population. HIV negative MSM are 20 times more likely to be diagnosed with anal cancer. Their rate is about 40 cases per 100,000. HIV-positive MSM are up to 40 times more likely to be diagnosed with the disease, resulting in a rate... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...systems are healthy. Hepatitis can lead to serious scarring (cirrhosis) of the liver and liver failure, which can be fatal. Many cases of hepatitis aren't treated because people either don't feel sick at all, or think they have the flu. The most... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...reduce risk substantially. Even though it is the safest thing to do, some couples do not always use barriers. If this is the case, you can still practice some kind of harm reduction. Practicing Safer Sex Sometimes the place to start in... Read more »
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organ donor had hiv in window period

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
...federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC and other public health officials are investigating the Chicago cases. But they emphasized that the risk of getting any disease from transplanted organs is less than 0.01 percent.... Read more »

testing for HIV Aids: urgent pls help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...rolled on the bed. the fluid must have gotten intach with my penis cuz otherwise i wdnt hav contracted ghonorrea. do you think HIVAids virus can be that 'sly' as the ghonorrea virus have prooved to be? but for sure i din get back i.e din have... Read more »

Divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...most likely will not transmit, but what exactly is most likely? Most likely is not good enough. I know there is no documented cases, but how would a case like this be documentated? There is no way they would ever know that way. To make matters,... Read more »

can you get HIV from fingering

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