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Odds Of Contracting HIV Casual Contact

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Ask the Experts

Can a child contact HIV from a carrier who's "dads friend"? (CASUAL CONTACT, HIV BASICS)

My daughters (5) and her father, is in a relationship with a girl who is a HIV Carrier on medication. Can the virus be given to my child? I want to make sure to protect her from getting it. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First of all, there is no such thing as an "HIV carrier." Someone is either HIV positive (infected) or HIV negative (not infected).Next, HIV is not transmitted by casual conduct and you should have no fears about your daughter... Read more »

THANK YOU...you opended my mind (HIV TRANSMISSION, CASUAL CONTACT)

I wrote to you about 3 to four days ago about my fear of contracting hiv by casual contact with my... Read more »

New Friends have HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION, CASUAL CONTACT)

My wife met a nice couple and we have been hanging out with them. They told her when they first... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Increased Condom Use, Less Casual Sex Among Youth in Zimbabwe Helping to Reduce Spread of HIV

A "generational shift" toward less casual sex and increased condom use among young people in Zimbabwe is helping to reduce the spread of HIV in the country, researchers have said recently, the McClatchy/ Miami Herald reports (Bengali, McClatchy/... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Romance in Digital Age: Casual Sex Is Having Unintended Results for More Young Adults in Florida

The number of college-age students getting STDs is rising, with about 36,000 Floridians in their early 20s having contracted chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis in 2010. That amounted to about 3 percent of the age group. New HIV case numbers also have... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines Why Merck Vaccine Candidate Might Have Increased Likelihood of Contracting HIV

Trials of Merck 's experimental HIV vaccine were halted in September 2007 because the drug might have increased the likelihood of contracting the virus rather than preventing it, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of Experimental... Read more »
Save One Life

Overcoming the Odds: Barry Haarde -- First Person With Hemophilia and HIV to Bike Across the USA

Barry at Astoria-Megler Bridge in Astoria, Oregon -- at the starting line. Photo credit: Dan Machnik Photography. Barry with Laurie Kelley, founder and president of Save One Life, who joined the ride on the last day from Manchester to... Read more »
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to the CASUAL CONTACT guy

Posted by mental_case
look i am trying to help you here but...
you have an awful weird definition of CASUAL contact!
there is not an exchange of cum or blood in casual contact it is that simple.
WHAT YOU ARE RELATING IS NOT CASUAL CONTACT!
in life anything can happen and if... Read more »

What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »

Can I get HIV from fingering? Casual encounter and terrified about it

Posted by WorriedGgirl, 2 Replies
My boyfriend broke up with me and I was really sad and feeling really unattractive. So a friend told me to hock up with someone and I contact a guy from craigslist. I went to his house and we had sex, and I felt my vagina opening tearing a bit (I... Read more »

HIV - through hand contact?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm currently feeling absolutely petrified and shocked with an insistent belief that I have contracted HIV.

The tragic incident occurred with a prostitute who first had her fingers inside her vagina and then used that hand to rub my penis for some... Read more »