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Hiv Spread In Households

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Stopping the Spread of HIV

How Do You Get Infected With HIV? How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? What If I've Been Exposed? Treatment as Prevention The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from mosquito bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household items, or swimming in the same pool...
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passing hiv in household

Can you pass hiv on to others without sexual contact. What if you did not know you had hiv and had semen on your bed and kids slept in bed could they be infected?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,With the exception of sharing of razors, household transmission of HIV has never been documented.I think that the kids will be fine.BY... Read more »

HIV transmission Household setting

Hi there, I'm an HIV positive guy on ART 5 years and undetectable.I'm living with family at the moment, with my nephew who comes over to stay occasionally. My mind has recently started racing about HIV transmission in household...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk of HIV transmission in a household setting is nil! There has to be a direct exchange of body fluid. It is just not possible to happen in your type of setting. Your nephew is a kid and they get sick all the time just like you would even... Read more »

Killing the HIV/AIDS virus germs in the household

My husband is training to be a paramedic and during his clinicals can come in contact with the HIV/AIDS virus. I want to make sure he does not bring this home on his clothes/shoes because we have two small children. Is there a way of cleansing his...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You probably do not need to be concerned about this. It is highly unlikely that your husband would be able to transmit HIV to anyone in the household through infected fluids on his clothing. HIV does not survive in the environment long enough to... Read more »

Household contacts

What is wrong with me? I have a 20 month old daugther, born hiv negative. I am so worried about the possiablity of her getting hiv. I even had her tested once off of what ifs. Her doctors think i am nuts. I worry after every time she stays with...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
As you point out, HIV is only passed sexually and through sharing needles or receiving HIV positive blood products. HIV is not passed through household contacts (including sharing food and drink).... Read more »
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Is the triple cocktail helping to spread AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I've written what is currently the only computer application solely dedicated to the mathematical analysis of HIV. It's called HIV pathogenesis modeler, and can be downloaded at:
http://www.agmh.org/softw.htm

While using the SI model in the program, I... Read more »

Why does HIV continue to spread?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I saw a report on my local TV station that said that HIV continues to spread in American cities. Why aren't young people heeding the message and using condoms? Is unprotected sex worth a life time of being on toxic drugs? Read more »

KNOWING SPREADING HIV AROUND

Posted by Jazzy1973, 5 Replies
wHY DO PEOPLE KEEP GOING AROUND SPREADING THIS TO EACH OTHER KNOWING U HAVE THIS?

wHY CAN'T SOME ONE FIND SOME ONE THAT HAS HIV TOO?

QUESTIONS I ASS BECAUSE I KNOW SOMEONE WHO GOES ON LINE AND MEET PEOPLE AND HAVE SEX WITH THEM& AFTER THEY GET... Read more »