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Is It Possible To Get HIV From Touching Tears

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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, even small amounts of blood in your mouth might transmit HIV during kissing or oral sex. Blood can come from flossing your teeth, or from sores caused by gum disease, or by eating very hot or sharp,...
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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 »

Mom offers $50!! (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

First I'd like to say your website is Godsend!Second, my daughter bought a few outfits at the mall, she pulled one of the pants out and noticed there was some redish stain. If it was blood from an HIV infected person, would this pose a risk? She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that doesn't involve blood, semen, vaginal fluids, or breast milk. You don't get HIV from feces, nasal fluid, saliva, sweat, tears, urine, or vomit, unless these have blood mixed in them. You can help people with HIV eat, dress, even bathe,... Read more »

Paper Cut (TEARS)

I was recently working with a child who is HIV positive. The child had to receive vaccinations and was crying. As i consoled her, i wiped tears from her face, forgetting that I had a rather deep paper cut on my finger from the day before. Can HIV be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Can tears transmit HIV? Ahhhh . . . another QTND (Question That Never Dies). No, HIV cannot be transmitted by tears, saliva, sputum, sweat, Read more »

When working as a volunteer health care worker, is it possible I contracted the HIV virus?

Two summers ago I volunteered in a developing country. I work mostly in a clinic for men and women living with HIV and AIDS. I often had to change incontinent residents and their soiled bedsheets. I would also have to lift them up while another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that doesn't involve blood, semen, vaginal fluids, or breast milk. You don't get HIV from feces, nasal fluid, saliva, sweat, tears, urine, or vomit, unless these have blood mixed in them. You can help people with HIV eat, dress, even bathe,... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...Don't use outdated condoms. Don't open a condom package with your teeth. Be careful that your fingernails or jewelry don't tear the condom. Body jewelry in or around your penis or vagina might also tear a condom. Use a new condom every time you... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...without protection is very unsafe. Sexual fluids enter the body, and wherever a man's penis is inserted, it can cause small tears that make HIV infection more likely. The receptive partner is more likely to be infected, although HIV might be able... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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Posted by Me_Me, 2 Replies
...in the condoms (one above the other, as in the case of the intercourse) and it seemed intact. I am not aware if either had a tear but collectively it seemed intact i.e. no water leakage. I did not perform oral sex neither did I touch her vagina... Read more »

Joy becomes saddness....

Posted by Maricela30, 5 Replies
...because our silence is killing us and HIV/AIDS is real and we have to do something about it. I couldnt help notice that my son had tears in his eyes I wanted to think that they where tears of joy but they werent. I asked him what was wrong and he... Read more »

why anal sex is more riskier than oral sex

Posted by mick, 2 Replies
i hope i will keep posting my questions here and i'd like to ask why anal sex is more dangerous than oral sex? Read more »