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Is It Possible To Get HIV From Showering

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hiv from possible blood in shower and gym locker key

I am very nervous about my possible exposure. I was at the gym, going for shower with no shoes on when i noticed a large quantity of red stuff on the floor which looked like blood. Im not sure if i stood in it but im pretty sure i didnt and i am...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:I would not be concerned. HIV does not live well outside the body. Even if this blood was in a warm, moist area like the steam room, it would be unlikely that it would be unable to infect you. Furthermore, you had no cuts or abrasions on... Read more »

am i at risk of hiv by masturbating in shower (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV OR STD, 2010)

i usually masturbate in the shower and one day i noticed my own semen had entered a cut on my... Read more »

Can you get HIV from dorm showers?

Is it possible to contract HIV from not wearing shower shoes in public dorm showers? If so, how... Read more »
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AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Personal Perspective: HIV- UB2?

"Are you clean?" I looked down at the guy who was asking me this. As opposed to what, I wondered. Dirty? Well, I did take a shower before I left the house. So, yeah, I was clean. You see, I had been talking to this guy on a phone sex line (this... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH Scientists, Grantees Map Possible Path to an HIV Vaccine

What In an advance for HIV vaccine research, scientists have for the first time determined how both the virus and a resulting strong antibody response co-evolved in one HIV-infected individual. The findings could help researchers identify which... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Quest for an Effective HIV Vaccine Presents New Possibilities, Challenges

A vaccine that prevents HIV infection remains an important goal in the fight against AIDS, but the current top HIV vaccine candidates may not work in this way, say scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Possible Clues Found to Why HIV Vaccine Showed Modest Protection

Insights into how the first vaccine ever reported to modestly prevent HIV infection in people might have worked were published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine . Scientists have found that among adults who received the... Read more »
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shower stalls and hot tbs

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Has there been a study to see if people have gotten infected from shower stalls or hot tubs ?

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Shower guy extremely worried

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've tested negative at 3 months. Risk is very low, possible vaginal secretions in a flesh wound. Been having tons of symptoms sice week one but what freaked me out the most was a rash a day after getting my 3 month negative. It was a really bad... Read more »

OCD or possible HIV risk?

Posted by 613, 4 Replies
About 6-8 months ago my room mate had sex with his girlfriend in the shower. After they finished I used the shower, but not immediately after they were done. I washed and all, but now I worry that he may have cum all over my wash rag as a joke and I... Read more »

possible?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
thanks everybody who read this. i'm a sexually active woman but try to use condom everytime to avoid HIV, caz im so scared of getting infected, even so i can't abstain from casual sex. yesterday i had sex with a guy i met in a bar, who's status is... Read more »