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Probability Of Getting HIV From Touching Tears

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...coughing or sneezing, sharing household items, or swimming in the same pool as someone with HIV. Some people talk about "shared body fluids" being risky for HIV, but no documented cases of HIV have been caused by sweat, saliva or tears. However, even small amounts of blood in your mouth might transmit HIV during kissing or oral sex. Blood can come from flossing your teeth, or from sores caused by gum disease, or by eating very hot or sharp,...
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Paper Cut (TEARS)

I was recently working with a child who is HIV positive. The child had to receive vaccinations and was crying. As i consoled her, i wiped tears from her face, forgetting that I had a rather deep paper cut on my finger from the day before. Can HIV be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Can tears transmit HIV? Ahhhh . . . another QTND (Question That Never Dies). No, HIV cannot be transmitted by tears, saliva, sputum, sweat, Read more »

i would have been so happy to see your wedding if i was invited. i like the great work what you do here.

Words cannot explain how much you mean to the society. I would have loved to see your wedding. Not to mention, i would have bought a good present, for a nice person like you. I left my exgirl friend, because she was cheating on me. She was cheating...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Thanks for the wedding wishes. As for your HIV-acquisition risk, it's nonexistent. Tears do not transmit HIV. (See below.) HIV testing is not warranted.Dr. BobPaper Cut (TEARS)Oct 22, 2006 I was recently working with Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...pleasuring myself anally. I'm not sure that my dads cousins have AIDS, but they are promiscuous and I don't believe I had any tears in my rectum or anus. However, 3- 4 days before this happened I had stomach problems and had to wipe my anus while... Read more »

Help from Bobarama campaign needed!!!

Dear Dr. Bob, First and foremost, I just want to say you are a godsend. I, a heterosexual man, never thought I would say this to a guy but I love you, Doc. I am so touched by everything you do for the world that they bring tears to my eyes. You will...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...people and immediately think they are all psychotic, syringe-wielding maniacs hell-bent on infecting innocent bystanders with HIV-tainted blood???? Don't you think homeless folks may have a few other more pressing problems to occupy their minds... Read more »
The Well Project

Getting HIV Drugs

... AIDS Drugs Assistance Program The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) is funded by the federal government to help pay for HIV drugs for people who might not be able to afford them otherwise. Your local ADAP office can let you know which drugs... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you getting HIV. If you're curious about... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...bleach is in contact with what's being cleaned for at least 2 minutes. This is different from the usual guidelines for killing HIV. The Hepatitis viruses are hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that... Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...Enlarged or tender liver Cold or blue hands and feet Abnormal heart beat Weight loss It's important to get in touch with your health care provider right away ifyou experience symptoms. Early identification of lactic acidosis is... Read more »
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Electric Dreams

Posted by picaropsv, 6 Replies
...excited while I am unable to get an erection, one car stops and the driver compliments him on his size and I awake. This time in tears feeling undesired for life. I guess I am inviting others here to share their electric dreams. I dont know if... Read more »

HIV son's dad starting to make the the turn

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...and be there for a child who has faked my death, threatened me in anger, molested his cousin,, had addiction issues I am only touching the tip of the iceberg But here we find ourselves today. A father who wants to help. And here we find... Read more »

Lonely, Ashamed, Defeated

Posted by aloneindc, 16 Replies twice in the past year. I have always been so cautious about transmitting anything, but about a month ago I was diagnosed HIV positive. Im going crazy trying to figure out how this happened and am constantly feeling depressed, defeated, and... Read more »

Just Registered

Posted by SaltyWater, 11 Replies
...say the word) I just thought I'd register as I think this site can be a great help and although I've spent a few times with tears rolling down my face, I feel it's at least something I can lean on when I need to. I know I've got a rough couple... Read more »