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Is Hiv Transmitted By Tears

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Microscopic tears in skin & other ways of HIV transmission

Hi, Dr. Bob. I appreciate you. I was recently diagnosed as HIV positive. My current boyfriend had to undergo PEP, but he is standing by me & we are still working on the future. What is hard for me to bear is that the hospital (public health) where...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...boyfriend:1.He could never have sex with you ever again.2.He could contract HIV from kissing you.3.He could contract HIV from your tears.4.He could contract HIV from microscopic tears in his skin if he touched you.Hmm . . . and four different... Read more »

Paper Cut (TEARS)

I was recently working with a child who is HIV positive. The child had to receive vaccinations and... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chinese Farmers With HIV/AIDS Threatened With Tear Gas After Protest for Medical Files

...reported rough treatment highlights the Chinese government's lingering hesitance to fully acknowledge the incompetence that led HIV to spread widely in Henan. After denying for years that AIDS was a problem, the government has recently become... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Small Tears in Placenta Likely Associated With Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission, Study Says

... Small tears in the placenta of HIV-positive pregnant women might allow the virus to pass from the woman's blood to the infant during delivery Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Small Tears in Placenta May Be Relaying HIV to Babies

... Mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT) may be occurring via small tears in the placenta during birth, a recent study suggested. Without treatment, Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...blood supply is screened very carefully and the risk is extremely low. There are no documented cases of HIV being transmitted by tears or saliva, but it is possible to be infected with HIV through oral sex or in rare cases through deep kissing,... Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...Hi everyone, I have good reason to be worried that I have HIV, and am waiting the time to be retested (first was negative, which was about one month after I think I could have been infected, Read more »

Is This True?

Posted by SelfRevelations, 5 Replies
...Hello, Newbie here. I was recently talking to a male (HIV-)friend of mine about the transmission of HIV/AIDS. He has a female friend in the nursing health field & she told him that Read more »

TRANSMITTING HIV TO NEWBORN TWINS/NEED ADVISE?????

Posted by Jessie, 3 Replies
...husband come to me, upset, crying and concerned about his brothers two newborn twins and the fact that me and my husband are both HIV+. Apparently, the brother confronted my husband about being with the newborns and washing his hands each time... Read more »

Shoud I get tested

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...pressure. I didn't see him disinfect that instrument before put it on my eye ball. As far as I know, HIV virus does exist in tears and on eye linings. I checked the website of related regulation organization. It was recommended that those... Read more »