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HIV transmission through nasal spray

An HIV positive friend used my nasal spray a couple of days ago. And I used it the next morning - having forgotten that he used it. I'm very concerned. I don't know if there was blood on there, cause I didn't look at the tip before...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV does not survive very long outside the body. Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. But do advise your positively charged buddy he needs to buy his own nose spray.Happy Holidays.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Any risk from sharing nasal spray

Do you think there is any chance of transmission from sharing nasal spray with someone whose HIV... Read more »

Medical nasal spray in clinical trial to flush out HIV

Recently, I saw a report on TV about a clinical trial testing a nasal spray containing (I believe)... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Daily Peptide T Nasal Spray May Be Successful in Fighting Latent HIV-Infected Cells, Study Says

A nasal spray of a synthetic protein fragment called Peptide T may be successful in lowering the amount of latent HIV-infected cells, according to preliminary results of a small human pilot study published in the current issue of the journal ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Allergy Strategies

I've got seasonal allergies and I've got HIV. Is there anything I should know about dealing with my springtime bout of sniffles, congestion and weepy eyes? -- P.H., Summerside, P.E.I. Ryan Cooper, M.D. Physician, Northern Alberta HIV Clinic... Read more »

Flu Season: Resources for Your Health

People living with HIV/AIDS are considered at higher risk of complications from influenza, including hospitalizations for flu-related heart and lung problems. Although flu activity across the United States has remained low this year, according to... Read more »

The Latest on H1N1 (Swine Flu) and HIV/AIDS

If you feel like swine flu (or H1N1, as we're supposed to be calling it) never actually left us here in the U.S., you wouldn't be far off. Flu season in the U.S. normally runs from late November through the end of March. However, thanks almost... Read more »
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post nasal drip

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
just a quick question. I heard that post nasal drip is a common sign of hiv infection? is that true? ive also heard the same about tonsil stones. i was just curious if this is true or not. Thanks for any replies Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Llevo cerca de un mes con la creencia definitiva de que estoy desarrollando El Sida. Un amigo me dijo que mi gripe de cerca de un mes, congestin nasal ya de dos semanas que no me deja respirar por la nariz y consecuente boca reseca, y un persistente... Read more »

Post nasal drip??..paranoid

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I've read quite a few posts on here now, and I know the phrase...."don't judge by symptoms" yes...I know that.

Basicly Im just looking for some info.

Symptoms (if a person ever does have them) of early HIV infection can vary by degree, and by... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just thought i would add to the comments and say that i have had the same symptoms (sore throat, mucous) for about 2 months. I have tested negative on my 3 months test (Elisa). It seems that this might be post nasal drip which causes the sore... Read more »