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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

How Does Hiv Spread Spread Throughout The Body

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...mild-to-moderate symptoms Someone is said to have AIDS when he or she has a substantially-weakened immune system or develops certain opportunistic infections (OIs) common to AIDS How Is HIV Spread? HIV is spread through the following body fluids: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen ("cum") and other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk HIV is not spread through these body fluids: Sweat Tears Saliva...
Ask the Experts


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 outside of the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...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 you describe, but the actual risk is... Read more »

Can I spread the rash to others

Hi Im a newly HIV postive patient and I have been take Atripla. Out of no where I got a rash that covers the whole top half of my body. Now my question is could I spread this rash or any other side effects related to something dealing with skin to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...without stopping the offending drug though that needs to be carefully evaluated by your HIV provider. A drug rash will not spread to other persons you are in contact with. KH Read more »

Legislation (laws) Criminalizing the Intentional Spread of HIV

Rick,I have been hearing about many legislative bodies (the US Congress, as well as the legislatures of many US states) who are passing laws criminalizing the intentional spread of HIV.Are these laws necessary? Has intentional spread of HIV been a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. The majority of people who are infected with HIV take steps to prevent the transmission of the virus to other people. However, there are some people who are aware that they Read more »

HIV spread by blade used by barbers?

I am scared whether HIV/AIDS can be spread by the blade used by the barbers. I got a cut by that way and I am curious whether it can be spread like that? Your prompt attention will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much for your advice.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...HIV really does not live outside of the body long enough for transmission to occur this way. See the response to Transmission through shaving.I have never heard of infection Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Might Spread More Quickly Within the Body Than Previously Thought, Monkey Study Indicates

...sharing needles, blood, if a small number of cells are transferred, the disease has a larger chance of spreading through the body quickly." Bette Korber, a LANL fellow and HIV expert, said the findings are a helpful tool to study HIV, but they... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...coughing or sneezing, sharing household items, or swimming in the same pool as someone with HIV. Some people talk about "shared body fluids" being risky for HIV, but no documented cases of HIV have been caused by sweat, saliva or tears. However,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...they look waxy. They usually don't hurt or itch. The molluscum virus is very common, and almost everyone has it in his or her body. A healthy immune system will control molluscum so that if lesions appear, they do not last a long time. People... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...penis or from a woman's vagina, before, during, or after orgasm. HIV can be transmitted when infected fluid gets into someone's body. You can't spread HIV if there is no HIV infection . If you and your partners are not infected with HIV, there... Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...All gay diseased men should have a HIV tattoo this will help stop spread HIV. Read more »


Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
...First question, should you have your partner tested for Hiv even though you are going to use condoms? Can a Std as Herpes be transmitted even if a condom is on and there are no sores present? Read more »

Photographer needs Volunteers, Local Museum Piece

Posted by Anonymous
...week event in September. I'm looking for volunteers willing to be photographed in my piece, which will be full, half and tight body shots as well as photos of the back of your head. I'll be able to explain in detail if you're interested but it's... Read more »

Question About Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...does the hiv virus affect the muscles at all? my left foot seems to be twitching for no reason.. and different muscles in my body feel like they have been strained... could this be a result of the hiv infection spreading? Read more »