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Probabilities of getting HIV from cunninglus

Hi Ryan,You have mentioned in sevral of your answers that there have been few cases of HIV tranmission from a female to a male through cunninglus, and therefore the probabilities of getting infected is low. I might sound a bit wierd, but when you...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You shouldn't worry, but that does not mean that you are at zero risk for infection. Having mucous membrane (like the mouth) exposure to the fluids (blood,semen,vaginal secretions) of a person of unknown risk justifies HIV testing. However,... Read more »

Touching Urine

I recently touched a door handle with the shape of an (]). My hands got wet, and I smelt them and it smelt like urine. How long does HIV survive outside the body approximately? Also, Can I catch HIV by touching the handle with my palms? Can HIV be...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Good news is that HIV is not transmitted by urine. The virus is not found in the urine or the feces. Blood, genital fluid, spinal fluid and other fluids with VISIBLE blood in them are considered infectious. Also, even if you touched a door knob... Read more »

Can I ge AIDS touching someones urinal?

I work In a hospital doing food service. I'm not suppose to touch urinals or anything like that. I howerever had to clear the table. There was a urinal with a little bit a urine in it. Earlier in the day I had a hang nail and ripped it off. I...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereNo, touching the urinal would not pose a risk for HIV transmission. While HIV is found in the urine of an infected person, it is not possible to contract HIV from contact with the urine of an HIV-positive person because there are too few... Read more »

Touching Urine Door Handle.

Hi, I recently grabbed a door handle that was previously urinated on judging by the smell of my palms. My palms were a bit wet. Can HIV get into the bloodstream from my skin through contact like this? I didn't experience any flu or anything...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-You must have either very short doors or very tall and talented people to be able to urinate directly on a door handle without creating what I would think would be a very large mess. Anyway, that not withstanding, urine does not transmit... Read more »
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Probably infected now

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I'm always careful not to sit on public toilets (I'm female), I pee while standing up, like guys do, I don't wanna touch anyone else's pee or blood or whatever. So tonight I was at a public toilet in a bar, I dropped my pants and underwear to the... Read more »

What is the probability that I have HIV?

Posted by absolute, 1 Reply
I am a hypochondriac. Hypochondriac means health anxiety or health worry. Now I am worried about HIV... So, one day I heard from friends about his auntie got infected with HIV. That time, all i know abut HIV is that its deadly, so i got curious. I... Read more »

probably just me worrying needlessly but

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i had unprotected sex a few times about a year ago with a few boys from my small suburban neighborhood. i didn't give it much thought until my mom started to read me an article about hiv/aids the other day. i suddenly freaked out intensely. i went... Read more »

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Hello folks! Have spent a few hours reading about 80 pages of posts over the last 6 months or so. Alot of people seem very informed and educated about aids on here so I was wondering if someone could kindly answer my question. I had drunken... Read more »