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Odds Of Contracting HIV Shaking Hands

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...transmitted by kissing? Can HIV be transmitted by human bite? Can HIV be transmitted by being scratched? Can HIV be transmitted by being spit on by an HIV-infected person? Can I get HIV from casual contact (shaking hands, hugging, using a toilet, drinking from the same glass, or the sneezing and coughing of an infected person)? Can I get HIV from mosquitoes? Can I get HIV while playing sports? Has HIV been transmitted...
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Shaking Hands

Hello Dr BobRun Accross Web Site --- Which Said Shaking Hands, Touching Or Holding Hands Can Transmit HIV --- Can This Be TrueThanks For Your TimeTony
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Tony,Don't believe everything you read."Can this be true?" No, of course not silly boy! But you knew that already, didn't you Tony? Of course you did.Dr. Bob Read more »

First Time Reader -- LARGE DONATOR-- Straight from the OSCARS.

Well Dr. Bob,, This will be a Classic!! You should recognize me from my mail address but I have been told you are the Man to Trust!! So here we go. I have a ton of anxiety and huge concerns over a situation that happened yesterday. I am in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ever win with the words "the time has finally come . . . ."OK, enough Oscar babble, just in case you are really worried about contracting HIV during your star-studded meet-and-greet while having an owie on your thumb. Your chances of contracting... Read more »

Broken skin on hands

What are the chances of contracting HIV through broken skin while shaking hands with a HIV positive person? No blood was seen but suspect dry blood to be present?Since then I have had diarhea, headache and sore groin but possibly due to serious...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...You cannot get HIV infection by shaking hands.Your symptoms are due to anxiety or something else, but not HIV. Read more »

stressful hand shake.,.,please helppp.,

i was in th meeting this morning with several Arab people.,after the meeting i hand shake with each and everyone of them.,but all of a sudden my nose got itchy so i inserted my small finger inside my nose,.after that i realized that the hands that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...keep your fingers out of your nose. Not only is it a distasteful habit, but I can assure you no one will want to shake your hand if it's covered with boogers.Dr. Bob Read more »
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shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
...2 years ago at a concert, this guy cut him self in a mosh pit. He shook my hand and had blood on it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either. Read more »

Desperately seeking answers

Posted by scared_stiff_to, 5 Replies
...remainder having protected vaginal intercourse. Positive the condom didn't break or have any damage that I was aware of - washed my hands before leaving and don't recall seeing any obvious blood - should mention that she was very dry. Soon... Read more »

Free video: "Top Ten Myths About HIV/AIDS"

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...HIV positive but your viral load is undetectable, you cannot spread HIV; AIDS can be spread by kissing, hugging, or shaking hands; if you have HIV, you can cure it by having sex with a virgin; every individual with HIV will eventually develop... Read more »

shakes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...are they common in people living with hiv? i have been trembling quite a bit.............. Read more »