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Drug Use and HIV

...then get injected along with the drug by the next user of the syringe. This is the easiest way to transmit HIV during drug use because infected blood goes directly into someone's bloodstream. Even small amounts of blood on your hands, cookers, filters, tourniquets, or in rinse water can be enough to infect another user. To reduce the risk of HIV and hepatitis infection, never share any equipment used with drugs, and keep washing your hands...
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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 »

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 »

HIV Infection via Hand Job and Kissing in Manstrual blood

I hired a bar girl in Bangkok 3 days back and I donot have the condemn as I did not intend to have sex. I did not touch her vagina, no frenck kiss, or sucking of boobs/vagina, and neither she had any. I only had few kisses over her mouth and other...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Stressed John,You hired a bar girl for a "one night in Bangkok" experience and didn't have a condom because you "did not intend to have sex"???? You really weren't planning to bang cock in Bangkok? Hmm. Hard to believe you hired a hooker just to... Read more »

Unusual hand shake

I recently shook hands with an hiv positive man. He had dry/peeling hands. Is there a risk of transmission there. I don't remember if I washed my hands after. I have read that you can't get hiv from a handshake, but what about from someone with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You have read that "you can't get HIV from a handshake." And now read this as well: You can't get HIV from a handshake from someone with dry/peeling palms." OK?I'll leave some 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 »

Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
...positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist Bump the other day and I... Read more »

Possible HIV transmission/infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...private parts when I went in. I occupied the adjacent urinal and was just about to ease myself when he suddenly extended his hand and touched the crotch area of my still-zipped jeans and hurriedly left the scene. I was disgusted by his act... 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 »