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How Is AIDS Contracted?

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Ask the Experts

Can I contract aids through a cut?

I used the lavatory on a plane immediatedly after a gay guy finished.I then noticed a cut on my finger. Could I have caught something from the faucet? Very anxious- Nicki
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Very Anxious Nicki,What exactly are you worried about catching? An innate ability to accessorize? An encyclopedic knowledge of Broadway show tunes? Fashion sense? Common sense? What??????Dr. Bob Read more »

Anal sex and aids (CAN TWO HIV NEGATIVES CONTRACT HIV FROM EACH OTHER?)

my husband and i had unprotected anl sex neither of us have aids or HIV and i we are in a monogomus... Read more »

human saliva. contracting hiv

hi doc. i was at a club lastnight i was tlking to a friends that has been tested positive for hiv... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

L.A. County Officials Investigating AIDS Office Director for Campaign Fundraising Role, Might Audit AIDS Contracts

...investigation is complete. "But regardless of how this comes out, this won't have an impact on direct program services for people with HIV and AIDS," Schunhoff said. Henry and Villaraigosa could not be reached for comment, according to the Daily... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: No-Bid AIDS Contract Draws Dissent

...uncomfortable with the no-bid contract and concerned with a county investigation into charges that AltaMed provided inadequate HIV/AIDS services under other county contracts. "You have an entity ... being awarded a contract under investigation by... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Married Kenyan Youth Excluded From HIV/AIDS Programs, at Higher Risk of Contracting Virus

... Married youths are not taken into consideration in HIV/AIDS awareness programs aimed at young people in Kenya and are at an increased risk of contracting the virus, South Africa's Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Vision Report Finds Young Brides at Risk of Contracting HIV/AIDS

...marry before age 18 -- whose numbers are expected to double to 100 million in the next 10 years -- are at an increased risk of HIV/AIDS, Reuters reports. According to the report, young brides are forced to have sex before their bodies are... Read more »
Connect With Others

Contracting HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...If a person has AIDS and affected another person, will that other person have AIDS or will he/she be HIV+? Me and my ex-boyfriend broke up about 2 years ago. I haven't spoken to him since we broke up. 2 weeks ago, he contacts Read more »

Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
...penis. I immediately washed my penis with warm water and dry it up. I am concern because online it talks about how you can get HIV if any contaminated fluids goes as far as touching the glans. Please confirm if this is true or not. I have no... Read more »

My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 1 Reply
...all the time...even though my skin is healed now. I even went for an aids test when i was 18 yrs. But always fear I might have contracted it since then in public through my bad skin. I dont feel an AIDS test will help me because this fear comes... Read more »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
...wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and raw nose, is transmission possible? (I didn't have a bloody nose or anything) ... Read more »