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Hiv Transmission Picking Your Nose

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nose secretions mixed into food. (NASAL MUCOUS AND HIV, 2009)

Dr. Bob, One of my friend who is HIV positive, i invited him and he was eating spicy food, so his nose was leaking, so he used his left hand finger to clear the nose, and was using the same left hand with a spoonto take the curry from the bowl. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...multiple reasons:1.The chances his snot actually made it all the way down the spoon and into your curry are remote at best. 2.Nasal mucous that does not contain visible blood is not an HIV-transmission risk.3.Absolutely nothing (including HIV)... Read more »

Can HIV particles rest in nose hair & become reactivated if nose bleeds?

Hello Doctor Bob, I know my question might sound a bit looney tunes maximus. But I wouldn't be... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...frequently, when infected blood comes in contact with a worker's open cut or is splashed into a worker's eyes or inside their nose. There has been only one instance of patients being infected by an HIV-infected dentist. For more information, see... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...recently approved. This is a "live attenuated" vaccine. It has not been studied in people with weakened immune systems. FluMist nasal spray should not be used by people with HIV. Tetanus and Diphtheria: Tetanus is a serious disease... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...water can also help reduce fever. For a stuffy nose, breathing moist air from a hot shower can help. Using a decongestant or nasal spray with phenylephrine in it can help clear or dry up a stuffy nose. If your nasal drainage is thick, the... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

... Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Re-Using and Sharing Needles Unprotected/Unsafe Sex Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Read more »
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Fingering & HIV infection(Via Nose)

Posted by chirs, 3 Replies
...person(let's say subject A-male) get infected by accidently inserting vaginal fluids(from an infected person, let's say subject B) into nose? Assuming, subject A did fingering activity on subject B who works at a night club, but after the... Read more »

Can Semen In Nose Cause HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...past thur. i caught a cold which included a stuffy, runny nose, sore throat etc. i had taken otc drugs like, robotussin, afrin nasal spray and advil for overall discomfort. right away i thought i was showing signs of hiv until my little... Read more »

Bleeding nose & H.I.V. :

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Last week i had a bleeding nose while i was blowing my nose, it lasted about 2 mintues & today the same thing. What does this mean? Thanks Read more »

Stuffed up nose

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Ive been having this stuffed up nose for about three weeks maybe longer and it only occurs at night for some reason and only frequently during the day, its also on Read more »