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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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FOLLOW UP HIV SPREAD FROM FOOD PREPARED BY HIV+ person

Thank you for responding to my question "HIV SPREAD FROM FOOD PREPARED BY HIV+ person" yesterday. I do appreciate and value your time. The situation is actually my child who ate a hot dog handled by a person that got the blood on the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
When we discuss HIV transmission we always have to discuss broad possibilities. In an abstract sense what you need to transmit HIV is virus and an opening for it to get into the body. Yes, both of these were potentially present in the circumstance... Read more »

HIV SPREAD FROM FOOD PREPARED BY HIV+ person

Can you get HIV if the person preparing your food got blood on your sandwich and you ate it right away??? This is of great concern to me. Please help me PLEASE! I donate money often...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
HIV is not easily tranmitted through the GI tract...that is eating food. Even the rates with oral sex have been too low to quantify accurately. I would not consider this to be a high risk situation. Best,JoePS I would answer the same even if you... Read more »

Question on oral hiv spread

Can hiv be spread simply by an infected person rubbing their genitals and then touching your mouth?...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
The answer to this question would be no, HIV cannot be spread by someone touching their genitals and then touching another person's mouth.DR... Read more »

HIV AIDS SPREAD

Help me i kissed a prostitute are their chances that i got the disease...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:HIV is not spread through casual contact. You were not at risk.In health,Richard... Read more »
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Man who spreads lies about HIV origins

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Here's one crazy man who's spreading lies about HIV, particularly in the black community: http://www.all-natural.com/horo-3.html

I guess it's easier to believe in these theories than the fact that HIV spread from chimps to humans and throughout the... 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 »

Spitting Spreads HIV, believes 1 out of 10

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
according to BBC News, a recent report finds that 1 out of 10 people in the UK still think HIV can be transmitted through spitting or kissing. even more alarming is that 1 out of 5 don't know it can be spread between a man and woman. Read more »