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Hiv In The Open Air

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Get the Facts
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...because the lining of the rectum is thin and may allow the virus to enter the body during anal sex. However, a person who inserts his penis into an infected partner also is at risk because HIV can enter through the urethra (the opening at the tip of the penis) or through small cuts, abrasions, or open sores on the penis. Not having (abstaining from) sex is the most effective way to avoid HIV. If people choose to have anal sex, they should...
Ask the Experts

More than love in the air

I was driving, and came to a stop. A man on a bike that is known to have HIV in our area, came riding by my car VERY FAST! He was directly on the front side of my car. As he rode by, I noticed his whole leg was bleeding down his leg, A LOT!! Now I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the wind from a fast-moving bicycle cause HIV-tainted blood on the rider's leg to be blown into your eyes as he rode by the open window of your car? No, absolutely not. Your fears are totally unwarranted. Stop worrying, OK?2.Can you donate to the... Read more »


How long does hiv survive in the open air? can I get infected from using a toilet?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...HIV is not transmitted through the air, nor can you get it from toilet seats. Read more »

a smart question

it is said that the hiv virus cant live a long outside the body, so how come it is possible that contaminated needles that have blood (that is outside the body) can transmit this virus
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Consequently, the HIV incorporated into the living cells in the blood survives longer in the needle than if it were exposed to open air.Dr. Bob Read more »

Bullet hit me with HIV

Hello Dr Bob.I am a young man who was recently in the wrong place at the wrong time. I live in a pretty rough neighbourhood. It was late at night when I was watching TV when I heard arguing outside and a woman screaming. Anyway I ran out into the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...indeed! Sounds like an episode of "The Shield" or "24!" I'm not surprised you didn't find a host of similar situations in the archives! I believe this is indeed an archival original! (Haven't had one of those in quite awhile. Congratulations!?)I... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Congo Television Pilot Featuring HIV/AIDS Stories in Local Language to Air

...Brussels, Belgium, said another local program inspired him to create the series. "I was very surprised to see AIDS patients come openly and with uncovered faces to speak of the illness on television," Wa Munga said. At the end of 2006, he... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...rectum. For use in the vagina, insert the narrow end of the condom, like inserting a diaphragm. The larger end goes over the opening to the vagina to protect the outside sex organs from infection. Guide the penis into the large end to avoid... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...touched by someone with the flu can expose you to the virus. Some people go as far as using a paper towel to turn off the tap and open a public restroom door. How Do You Treat the Flu Virus? Taking medicine to prevent or reduce the... Read more »
Housing Works

UN and UNAIDS Must Address Needs of Haitians With HIV/AIDS

...mostly in lower-lying areas, could not be maintained. Overflowing latrines have spilled sewage into the narrow walkways and open spaces where children play. Because of crowding, any disease outbreak will spread quickly. So now the government is... Read more »
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Maybe I am too worried, but I want to know.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have two questions about hiv transmission. 1. It is said that hiv open to air will survive only for 20 minutes. Is it true? 2. How much hiv injected into human's body will cause people infected? Read more »

How long...?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...can HIV live in a syrindge? Read more »

Is fingering risky???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, if a man fingers a woman, is he at risk of infection? I bite my nails all the time. My fingers almost always have exposed areas of skin on them. They dont usually bleed or anything. If I where to get vaginal fluids on my fingers, is it... Read more »

HIV Thro' Mouth Ulcer ?!?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...ulcer on my lower lip. There are 2 things I feared:- 1. That the hand soap is contaminated with blood because the cover can be opened easily. Hence, after having applied some of it on my hands, washed it then I rinsed my mouth and in that... Read more »