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Hiv And Sharing Earings

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Sharing ear sticks

Can I get HIV by sharing earstick with a HIV negative if I have an open wound on my piercing? If the person I'm sharing with is HIV positive. Will I still be infected ?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiTheoretically it is possible for HIV transmission to occur this way. There would have to be blood on the earring and it would have to occur as the person took the earring out and then gave it to you to place in your ear. You would have to have an... Read more »

Pls Pls share with all worried wells - My story

Hi Doctor - I want to share my note with all the worried wells. I myself have been one for almost 3... Read more »
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Bloggers: HIVers and HIV/AIDS Advocates Share Their Thoughts

TheBody.com's Bloggers Devarah "Dee" Borrego: How to Talk Trans "I see so many of my trans sisters in the U.S. and around the world being severely impacted by HIV and by ignorance," Dee Borrego writes. That's why she speaks out and shares... Read more »
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Updates on National HIV/AIDS Strategy and Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Shared With Primary Care and HIV Providers

Along with several federal colleagues, I had the opportunity late last month to discuss the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the Action Plan for the Prevention Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) during a panel presentation at... Read more »
Women Alive

Living Longer and Healthier with HIV: Three HIV-Positive People Share Their Advice

IT'S BEEN SEVERAL months since the Eleventh International Conference on AIDSended. While the conference consisted primarily of medically technicalpresentations, there were a few sessions specifically intended for those ofus who are actually living... Read more »
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Recently Diagnosed With HIV? African Americans Share Their Advice

Dealing with an HIV diagnosis on top of all of life's other challenges may seem too daunting a task to face. There's a huge community out there doing it every day, though, so to those who are recently diagnosed, you are certainly not alone. Over the... Read more »
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it might help to share

Posted by newperson
I recently had possible blood contact - I assisted someone and later noticed "mystery blood" around an opened blister on my hand. I figured it was my own blood, until I started getting a metallic-like headache and sore throat 5 days later. It was... Read more »

exposure to hiv through ear!

Posted by Anonymous
i am a male who is always safe with whoever i am with, regardless if they say the r clean. i was with another guy the other day and did only safe activites. he sucked me , we french kissed. he was also licking my ear at one point. he had his tongue... Read more »

HIV from sharing creams?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I borrowed hydrocortizone cream with aloe from a neighboor they had been using on the baby. If the baby had HIV and I used the same ointment could I get HIV? Read more »

Important: share your take on Living With HIV

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply

Hi,

There are a lot of people out there today spreading the idea that living with HIV is now just "a piece of cake", "no worse than living with diabetes", and so forth. As a result, the urgency to fund research into the development of a vaccine and... Read more »