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Picking Your Nose Do I Need To Get Tested For HIV

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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 »

HIV / Picking your nose?

Hi bob, a few quick question. Met with a sex worker and she gave me a long protected blow job (I... Read more »
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HIV Health Checklist

...three shots. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C . Flu shots are recommended in the fall for all people with HIV. FluMist nasal spray should not be used by people with HIV. People with HIV should not receive tetanus and diphtheria ... Read more »
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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...water can also help reduce fever. For a stuffy nose, breathing moist air from a hot shower can help. Using a decongestant or nasal spray with phenylephrine in it can help clear or dry up a stuffy nose. If your nasal drainage is thick, the... Read more »
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An Overview of Prezista (Darunavir, TMC114)

...daily taken with ritonavir 100 mg twice daily by mouth and with food. Note: For treatment-experienced patients, genotypic testing (a test to determine if a person's HIV has mutations and where those mutations occur) is recommended. However,... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My daughter is HIV positive. Last year she gave birth to a healthy little girl. I was there for the birth and went into the delivery room. She soon Read more »

Sweating

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...overweight either. Any chance that I am seroconverting at this late day in the game? I am also having a runny nose like post nasal drip. i am considering testing again at the 12 month mark. Any ideas?? Read more »

Can Semen In Nose Cause HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...past thur. i caught a cold which included a stuffy, runny nose, sore throat etc. i had taken otc drugs like, robotussin, afrin nasal spray and advil for overall discomfort. right away i thought i was showing signs of hiv until my little... Read more »

Possible Exposure & Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and I did lightly kiss a few times and a couple of times by accident I kissed her nose. Is there any risk of infection from nasal mucous especially if she had been snorting drugs? 2) I did suck her breasts. 3) We did grind with her on my lap... Read more »