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Odds Of Contracting HIV Picking Your Nose

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nose secretions mixed into food. (NASAL MUCOUS AND HIV, 2009)

Dr. Bob, One of my friend who is HIV positive, i invited him and he was eating spicy food, so his nose was leaking, so he used his left hand finger to clear the nose, and was using the same left hand with a spoonto take the curry from the bowl. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...multiple reasons:1.The chances his snot actually made it all the way down the spoon and into your curry are remote at best. 2.Nasal mucous that does not contain visible blood is not an HIV-transmission risk.3.Absolutely nothing (including HIV)... Read more »

Feeling like im always contracting hiv from bizzare conditons

Dr Bob, I want to start of by saying I am 23, I never engaged in any sexual act and never did any... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...frequently, when infected blood comes in contact with a worker's open cut or is splashed into a worker's eyes or inside their nose. There has been only one instance of patients being infected by an HIV-infected dentist. For more information, see... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...unanswered, available information shows that HIV affectsmen and women differently in some ways: When women are first diagnosed, they tend to have lower viral loads (amount of HIV in the blood) compared to men who are newlydiagnosed ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...57(36):985-989. HIV and AIDS Diagnoses 4 and Deaths At some point in life, 1 in 36 Hispanic/Latino men will be diagnosed with HIV, as will 1 in 106 Hispanic/Latina women. In 2008, Hispanics/Latinos accounted for more than 19% of the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...Bottom Line What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? HIV fraud is the promotion, advertisement, or sale of products that are supposed to diagnose, treat, or cure HIV when those products have not been proven to be safe and effective for those purposes. ... Read more »
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HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
...I have a question. I noticed I had some blood looking spots on my sleeve, after I wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person Read more »

what do you think?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...days later i was convinced i was sick, but the doc said i was dehyrated. and shortly after (a day or two) i had a very runny nose and (i don't know if they are lymph nodes) swollen nodes in my jawline. I also had a general ache in the testical... Read more »

Fingering & HIV infection(Via Nose)

Posted by chirs, 3 Replies
...person(let's say subject A-male) get infected by accidently inserting vaginal fluids(from an infected person, let's say subject B) into nose? Assuming, subject A did fingering activity on subject B who works at a night club, but after the... Read more »

Oops ... very stupid mistake

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...cases. over a third of these involve injecting drug users. In the last three month period here, 19 heterosexual people were diagnosed HIV positive. 12 picked up virus abroad and three picked it up from "high risk" people. I think i am doomed. Read more »