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Is Sharing A Joint Safe

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Ask the Experts

Possible to transmit through sharing a joint?

I know that Hiv isn't passed through saliva, but the memory of sharing a joint with someone with an unknown status and that had been with many many people unprotected still continues to worry me. He had split his face open the night before (i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Nope! See link below.Dr. Bob<a href="http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q187213.html">Marijuana "Joint" sharing and possible transmission?Sep 12, 2007</a>... Read more »

saliva in blood from sharing a joint (marijuana)

Hello Doctors,I remember about 9 or 10 yearsago smoking a joint with a couple people I did not... Read more »

Marijuana "Joint" sharing and possible transmission?

Three weeks ago I was at a party and shared a joint with two other people, one of whom was gay. I... Read more »
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Principles of Proposed Agreement on FDC Antiretrovirals Would Not Impede Drug Access, Joint Statement Says

A draft proposal on guidelines to consider when developing, evaluating and/or considering fixed-dose combination antiretrovirals is "not intended to and would not impede access to safe, efficacious and quality" drugs, according to a joint statement ... Read more »
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Connect With Others

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 »

experience to share

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just want to share my experience with everyone here because like many others,I also got quite a tremendous amount of support while I was going through the HIV window period...

I am a 25 year old female that engaged in oral sex with a man that I... Read more »

Just wanted to share this..

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've been an HIV worrier for over 2 months now since I started displaying weird ongoing symptoms. All my exposures were over 5 years ago. Tested neg 2 times last month on ELISA at different labs, plus my husband also tested neg. I'm thinking maybe... 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 »