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Hiv In Household Settings

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

... How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can
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HIV transmission between children

I'm researching the topic of HIV and transmission between children who are playmates and/or classmates. I have not found any documented cases of an infected child transmitting the virus to someone else, even a sibling. I am a teacher and would...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...between children, to my knowledge. The December 1997 CDC AIDS Surveillance Report, figure 7, lists 2 children who were exposed to HIV-infected blood in a household setting and 10 who were infected by an adult. The law is on your side; several... Read more »

when dementia sets in with full blow aids,

How long can a person live with Dementia when they have full blown aids?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Several years, provided they are healthy otherwise and/or taking HIV meds and antibiotics to protect them against opportunistic infections. Read more »

Careless Roommate has HIV

Sometime back a friend of mine with HIV moved in with me, because he had no other place to go. I love him and he's my best friend but he's not always careful. We don't use the same toothbrush or razors, but there have been times that he has used my...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...having casualcontact with your friend, and you are not directly exposed to his blood, youare not at any risk of infection with HIV. The only way you would be atrisk, is if he was bleeding, and his blood got directly into your bloodstreamwithin... Read more »

Haven't seen a question like this

My question is how likely is it that I could have contracted HIV from a toothbrush of a man I don't know the HIV status of? Should I be tested? I am sooo worried right now! Thank you.
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Transmission is unlikely in household settings (including sharing toothbrushes, eating utensils, etc.). Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Network Structure Among a Household Sample of Urban African-American Adolescents in an Endemic Sexually Transmitted Infection Setting

...endemic rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The authors note that while such networks play a key role in STI and HIV transmission, relatively few empirical reports exist about their structure, owing to the challenges of collecting... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sony Teams Up for World Cup Anti-AIDS Campaign

...collaboration among Sony, the UN Development Program, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency, giant TV screens will broadcast HIV/AIDS prevention messages between soccer matches to thousands of fans during World Cup competition this... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...including infections with hepatitis viruses and other infections of public health importance (e.g., human immunodeficiency virus [HIV], sexually transmitted disease [STD], and tuberculosis [TB] infections) 1 . In 2000, >8 million inmates of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV and Its Transmission

... Introduction How HIV Is Transmitted HIV in the Environment Households Businesses and Other Settings Kissing Biting Saliva, Tears and Sweat Read more »
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Baby-boomers living with HIV

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
...Baby-boomers living with HIV We lived through the fifties and sixties, with reminders from our parents to appreciate the things that they never had in the Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...household staff, read this article and seriously you cant say that atleast one person outside of a healthcare was infected with HIV through a needle, im not trying to cause trouble or be an ass im just posting some research thts it ok thts all im... Read more »

you were right!!!....about SSI/SSDI

Posted by soimnotalone, 1 Reply
...that panic attacks always works, well I did not have to really perform, sitting there talking face to face w-some1 about your aids diagnosis is way different from discussing it over the phone, yeah I broke down like a baby (which is not like me)... Read more »