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Is Sharing A Cigarette Safe

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Hepatitis c sharing a cigarette and marjuana cigarette

Hi I recently and regret sharted a cigarette and marjuana pipe with someone who has hepatitis c. I was wondering what if the likelyhood of contracting the virus....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I wouldn't consider you at risk.Intranasal cocaine use - with sharing of straws - is considered a possible route of HCV transmission because with recurrent use, cocaine can erode the nasal passages. Thus, the normal protective layer of the... Read more »

BLOOD ON CIGARETTE!!!!

Hey doctor, I'm frightfully worried about an incident. I was at work and a colleague and I... Read more »

Sharing cigarettes

Dear Dr BobFirst off I would like to say that you are a marvel and this is a fantastic website you... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Smoking: It Doesn't Make Living with HIV Any Easier

Recent research has examined whether cigarette smoking speeds progression to AIDS. Studies have shown that HIV-positive smokers are more likely to develop Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) and develop PCP more quickly than non-smokers. These... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Ask the HIV Specialist: How Safe Is Safe?

Helen C. Koenig, M.D., M.P.H. Q: I am in a relationship with an HIV-positive man with an undetectable viral load. I am negative. We refrain from oral and anal sex. Last night while masturbating some of his semen got on my hand and I had an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Breast Milk Sharing Is a Trend Despite Government Warning

For the first time, Food and Drug Administration advisers met Dec. 6 to collect information and seek public comment on formal human milk banking. Though casual milk sharing among mothers was not on the meeting agenda, it is a concern to FDA. On its... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Carolina: SHARE Informs Students About AIDS

Students at the University of South Carolina (USC) are using World AIDS Day to elevate the profile of sexual health on campus. "We want to keep students, our campus, and the community alert and not condone risky behaviors," said Ebony Allen,... Read more »
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risk from sharing a cigarette

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
this may sound stupid, but what are the risks of getting hiv by taking a drag of a cigarette from someone who is positive? i let someone take a drag off my cigarette and found out later he is positive.

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cigarette burn

Posted by Anonymous
I have searched everywhere for a similar case and have found nothing. I burned my finger pretty bad with a cigarette while drunk (very, very smart). Later in the day, I had got into a deep kissing session and fingering for a few minutes with that... Read more »

How Safe Is Safe?

Posted by dancin_man, 4 Replies
I am newly diagnosed gay male who is trying to navigate his way through dealing with this process. Obviously testing positive brings up a whole array of issues dealing with sex, and I wanted to use this forum to raise my issues/questions, and get... Read more »

sharing my story

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
After reading several of these posts, I felt it necessary to share my story. I had an unprotected sexual encounter (vaginal sex) with a girl whom I did not know. Like most of you, I was extremely concerned about my chances of contracting hiv. ... Read more »