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Odds Of Infection Sharing A Cigarette

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...more information or have personal concerns, call CDC-INFO 24 Hours/Day at 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636), 1-888-232-6348 (TTY), in English, en EspaƱol. How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? If you choose to share sex toys with your partner, such as dildos or vibrators, each partner should use a new condom on the sex toy; and be sure to clean sex toys between each use. If you would like more information or have...
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Smoking a Cig with someone who has hepatitis B or C

I just fount out that a friend has hepatitis C. We shared a cigerette and the next day she told me that she has it. Is it possible to catch it if she has hepatitis C OR B. I know she said she has C, but reading up on it hepatitis B scares me as...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...The main recommendation for HBV prevention is that chronically infected patients should not share personal items that may have blood on them like razors or toothbrushes...Sharing a cigarette would not be on my list of risk Read more »

Infection by Sharing Food or Drink

Can a person be infected with Hepitis C by sharing foor or drinks?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Under normal circumstances, hepatitis C is not transmitted by food or water. BY Read more »

Sharing cigarettes

Dear Dr BobFirst off I would like to say that you are a marvel and this is a fantastic website you are helping a great many people.I have two quick questions about sharing cigarettes.1, If a person gave me one of their cigarettes and I smoked it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,So the cigarette was just rolled and you are passing it between you . . . . OK, now just what kind of cigarette was this and did you get the munchies Read more »

Infection Through Saliva?

Hello Dr.Rodriguez-Torres,I am worried that HIV HepC,D can be transmitted through saliva. Is this true? The activities I engaged in are sharing cigarettes,drinks with other individuals. Is this considered a risky activity? please advise Worried
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
You cannot contract Hepatitis C ,or HIV that way,unless blood is present and enters in contact with broken mucosas,or skin.This is not considered risky behavior. Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...unsafetattooing and by sharing razors, scissorsor toothbrushes. To protect yourself and others: If you use drugs, do not share or re-use needlesor other equipment. Cleaning equipment withbleach will kill HIV, but it may not stop Hep C. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...they are not at risk for HIVbecause of their age. Like younger people, older people can get HIV fromunprotected sex and from sharing needles, even needles only used for insulinshots. Women who have gone through menopause often don't think... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

... What Are Opportunistic Infections? Testing for OIs OIs and AIDS What Are the Most Common OIs? Preventing OIs Treating OIs What Are Opportunistic Read more »
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Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
Dear Expert, I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you! I am scared over the incident told below! Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I... Read more »

Sharing shaving razors?

Posted by Carrie, 8 Replies
...My boyfriend (poz) and I (neg) were wondering if HIV can pass threw sharing the same shaving razors. The concern is obviously that if he nicks himself while shaving his face and gets blood on the razor, Read more »

risk from sharing a cigarette

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...this may sound stupid, but what are the risks of getting hiv by taking a drag of a cigarette from someone who is positive? i let someone take a drag off my cigarette and found out later he is positive. Read more »

Some information that i wish to share!

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...yesterday and had a good chat with him. During the conversation, there are some information which i have obtained and would like to share with the forum. He told me that the windows period is 3 months for most cases, however he has seen patients... Read more »