The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

List Of Ways You Can Get Infected With Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

HIV infected this way ??

fews day ago i and my boyfiend went to hotel and had sex. Unfortunately, he torn my vagina( about 1 cm long). can i got hiv infected by sitting on the bed?? ussually, those kinds of bed are dirty. in case of someone else having hiv stained blood or...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Very sorry to hear about your injury! I'm glad it healed so quickly though.. if it bothers you anytime soon please talk to a doctor about it. That said..You had no risk for HIV from this. None. Even if someone with HIV... Read more »

Scared about a possible strange way to be infected through oral/deep kissing

Dear Dr. Frascino,I'm an Italian guy from Milan that he's really scared about a possible... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland: City Seeks to Reach Those at Risk of HIV Infection in Unconventional Ways

The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) is boosting HIV prevention outreach through support of "ballrooms," or underground dance parties for young, black or Hispanic men who have sex with men (MSM). In November, some 400 MSM and transgender... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Trial Looks at Ways to Reduce HIV Transmission and Increase Access to Care and Adherence to HIV Meds Among HIV-Infected IDUs

Noting "a lack of effective behavioral interventions for HIV-positive injection drug users (IDUs)," the authors of the current study sought to evaluate the efficacy of an intervention to reduce sexual and injection transmission risk behaviors and to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms One Way Philippines Can Stop AIDS, Says UN

The Philippines needs a refocused political commitment to curbing new HIV infections, the UNAIDS country coordinator said recently. If Filipino leaders do not muster the courage and take clear stands on issues such as promoting condoms to help... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Latin America Progresses in Curbing AIDS, but Still Has Long Way to Go

The annual number of new HIV infections in Latin America has changed relatively little in recent years, the UN reported ahead of World AIDS Day. Following steady declines after 1996, new infections have since the early 2000s leveled off, with 92,000... Read more »
Connect With Others

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »

could I be infected in this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a hair cut in a hair salon yesterday. When the barber lady washed my hair, she also massaged my scalp using her fingers for a few minutes. Unfortunately, one rash on my scalp was broken by her scratch, and bleeding a little bit. I began to... Read more »

Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »

Related to HIV in any way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
It's now 9 weeks after my possible encounter. I plan to get tested in another 4. My question is as follows:

For 2 weeks now I have been experiencing random pains that last seconds and strike any part of my body (generally my limbs). As this is... Read more »