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Odds Of Contracting HIV Casual Contact

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of the United States (US) population in 2006, they accounted for 17% of new HIV infections in the 50 states
Ask the Experts

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 met that they are HIV positive. I know it is just my ignorance of this disease but I admit I'm a little nervous and I shouldn't be. I know most...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...means to those of us who are infected and how HIV is and is not transmitted. Please "pay it forward" by helping us increase HIV/AIDS awareness in others who may also benefit from such enlightenments. Give your dad a hug from me. OK? Dr. Bob... Read more »

I use the same bathroom as an HIV infected person

My room-mate, (let's call him JUNKMAN) is HIV +. While I can assure you that I am quite straight, I am extremely concerned about getting HIV from either the toilet seat or the shower. I'm not being paranoid, it's just this guy is flamboyantly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you're straight as a lawn dart and Junkman is gay enough to bottom for Liberace, the only way you are going to contract his HIV infection using the same bathroom is if you decide to have unsafe sex with Junkman.HIV is not transmitted by casual... Read more »

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
...basic information about HIV from the archives.Dr. BobFacts for LifeWhat You and the People You Care About Need to Know About HIV/AIDS2006Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat is HIV? What is AIDS? How quickly do people infected with HIV develop AIDS?... Read more »

chances of contracting through body contact

how small of a droplet of blood is needed to contract the hiv virus? a fellow nurse at work was brushed up against by a cna who has aids virus,also i need to know the confidentiality laws in regards to aids and the work place. thankyou dm
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...The issue is not how small the blood droplet is. The issue is that it can't do any HIV-related harm unless it comes into immediate, intimate contact with another person's bloodstream or mucous membranes. Confidentiality Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A risk of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...to the blood or joints. This condition can be life threatening. In addition, people with gonorrhea can more easily contract HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. HIV-infected people with gonorrhea can transmit HIV more easily to someone else than if... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...their HIV disease. In addition, some of these people may unknowingly be transmitting HIV to other people. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation strongly encourages people who are at risk for HIV to be tested regularly. Whether or not to take the HIV... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

... Women and HIV in the United States Women represent the fastest growing demographic of HIV infections worldwide. In order to work on reversing Read more »
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Can I get AIDS from ....???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Can I get HIV from playing someone's guitar ? If they have AIDS ? Read more »

Why women are at the highest risk for HIV

Posted by 2FarGone
...I've really been struggling with this idea as of late. I live in Vancouver which (in terms of HIV/AIDS demographics) is largely gay or IV drug using. I'd imagine there are also women in the city who have HIV although if they Read more »

Contracting HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...If a person has AIDS and affected another person, will that other person have AIDS or will he/she be HIV+? Me and my ex-boyfriend broke up about Read more »

Blood Contact

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I was wondering if there was a possibility of contracting hiv through a small amount of blood on chapped lips... Read more »