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Hiv Infection And Open Cuts

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Chances of HIV Transmission via Lukewarm Jaccuzi

How likely am I to have been infected with HIV if I had an open cut on my foot while in a public lukewarm Jaccuzi?Can HIV survive in any water (hot or cold) and thus be transmitted?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk would be nonexistent, whether the Jacuzzi was steaming hot, icy cold or somewhere in between.Dr. Bob Read more »

Where does HIV have to travel in order for a heterosexual male to get infected?

Dr. Bob,If a heterosexual male was having unprotected sex with a female, where does HIV have to... Read more »

TERRIFIED, drug free virgin asks "does semen + dirt = HIV contamination?" Donation given

So I cut my hand on some glass and i bled quite a bit.I immediately wanted to sooth and moisturize... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...pregnancy. How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? Unless you are 100% sure that you and the people you are with do not have HIV infection, you should take steps to prevent getting infected. People recently infected (within the past 2 or 3... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...Guarantees! What Do the Numbers Mean? What Activities Are Most Risky? What About Oral Sex? What Increases the Risk of HIV Infection? The Bottom Line What's My Risk of Getting Infected With HIV? Most people know how HIV is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...Know What You're Doing Set Your Limits The Bottom Line How Does HIV Spread During Sex? To spread HIV during sex, HIV infection in blood or sexual fluids must be transmitted to someone. Sexual fluids come from a man's penis or... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...the body through the urethra (the opening at the tip of the penis) or through small cuts or open sores on the penis. Risk for HIV infection increases if you or a partner has a sexually transmitted disease (STD). See also " Is there a connection... Read more »
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Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...the presence of mind to discard it? I can't understand. Now I have to live with the thought that I may have exposed myself to HIV infection. I mean, the toilet paper which came into contact with the seat actually also came into contact with my... Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

i really need to know

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
please help, i want to know if i can get aids from sleeping with a guy whom sleep with another girl who might have aids without him getting it. or is it impossible for him not to get it. does he have to get it in order for myself to get it? Read more »

How is HIV passed from one person to another?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...body through a vein (e.g., injection drug use), the lining of the anus or rectum, the lining of the vagina and/or cervix, the opening to the penis, the mouth, other mucous membranes (e.g., eyes or inside of the nose), or cuts and sores. Intact,... Read more »