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How Close Dose A Person Have To Be To Catch AIDS

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Ask the Experts

Close contact with hiv infected person

If you live or have close (non-sexual) contact with someone who is hiv infected, it is reasonable to believe that you may come into contact with some of their blood on the bathroom sink, on door handles, in the shower, or anywhere one might cut...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,There are 2 things you must do immediately:1. Stop worrying about casual indirect contact. It is not a risk for contracting HIV.2. Stop popping pimples and scratching off scabs. That's just plain gross.Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

Can someone contract HIV just by living with the person?

This person lives with two other people and they do not know of their "status" they do not sleep... Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Care Center for Low-Income People With HIV/AIDS Closes Doors

...serving low-income and homeless people with HIV/AIDS for 25 years, Vital Life Services in Oakland's Golden Gate neighborhood has closed down -- a casualty of the recession. VLS was the only place locally that served two hot meals daily to... Read more »
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HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: Up Close & Personal - Fortunata Kasege

...and remained standing for a few minutes, clapping. I was overwhelmed. ... Here I am, telling my business, right in front of people. I didn't know how they were going to react! The outcome was remarkable. ... The pastor from the community said,... Read more »
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HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: Up Close & Personal - Teniecka

...now are her biggest source of support. Her faith also helped her get through the tough time after her diagnosis. She wants people to know that, "Yes, there is life after testing HIV positive. Yes, you will feel very terrible at first, but life... Read more »
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HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: Up Close & Personal - Cathy Olufs

...others like herself. Since leaving prison in 1996, she has given up drugs and has dedicated herself to working with HIV-positive people. Cathy is now the education director at the Center for Health Justice, providing HIV education inside... Read more »
Connect With Others

regarding this person who is putting people down

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I USED TO THINK THIS WAS A GREAT WEB SIGHT BUT ALL I FIND IS PEOPLE THAT DON'T CARE ABOUT OTHER PEOPLES FEELINGS. MY HIV DOCTOR SAID I HAVE TO TEST UP TO 12 MONTH BECAUSE OF MY EXPOSURE. PLEASE GIVE PEOPLE A BREAK! IM SURE NOBODY Read more »

Foreplay with HIV person

Posted by travis, 2 Replies
...Hi. What's the risks of havinf a foreplay with a HIV positive person? By foreplay, I mean no sex, blowjob or cunnilingus. Just mutual masturbation and little kissing. thx Read more »

a close shave!

Posted by kenya, 3 Replies
...apprehensive about going to the barber shop (kinyozi) to get my hair cropped and my beard shaved. anyone with an idea how i could get a close shave? enjoy your weekend! Read more »

Seeking insight into living w/ HIV; not HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...currently enrolled in a course entitled: chronic illness and family and have chosen to research HIV/AIDS and how it impacts individuals and their families (families to me are anyone that the person is close to...family is not limited only to... Read more »