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HIV Transmission

Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Rare Types of Transmission Avoiding Transmission How HIV Spreads Many people still do not understand how HIV is passed, or transmitted, fromone person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the virus ifyou are HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are livingwith HIV (HIV+). HIV is spread through contact with the following body fluids: ...
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HIV transmission from hands to faucet

I have an unusual question about my risk for HIV. I live with an HIV positive colleague. Few days ago, he went inside the toilet to clean up his anal area which seems to have slowly healing lesions but is not actively bleeding though I am not very...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
There is no risk for HIV from what you're talking about.Fluid with HIV needs to go immediately/directly between people. Otherwise so much time will pass that it'll die or be wiped away.It's great to hear that you're trying to... Read more »

Risk from semen on hand "Confused about transmission"

I'm wondering if there's ever been any cases of someone contracting HIV from semen on skin or through eczema on hands? I know that mutual masterbation is considered a very low risk activity, but what if someone had eczema on their hand?...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,You're very right, there would have to be "open, actively bleeding" eczema sores and then "enough fluids entering for there even to be a remote chance." I couldn't have said it any... Read more »

Oral sex and hand job risk on HIV Transmission

Dear Shannon. First of all pardon me, english is not my mother language and i still learn it. i'm male 30 years old. Last month, at the end of may 2012 i had sexual activities with male. we both deep kissing, he gived me blow job (oral) and i...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi1. You cannot get HIV from what you have described.2. There is no risk if you do not have an opening, cut or sore on your penis and as long as the pre cum hasn't been in the air very long. HIV begins to die once it is outside of the body.3.... Read more »

transmission through cut on hand...

Hey, I was recently at a party, and a friend of mine (unknown HIV status) opened a bottle of wine. He cut his finger while opening the bottle, and it was bleeding. I'm not sure if any blood got into the wine. I have been panicking since then...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Relax, Max! I see absolutely no reason for you to be "stressed/depressed" or even minimally concerned. Your HIV risk from the episode you describe is completely nonexistent, OK? So chill out and stop worrying! Why not have another... Read more »
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HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I need to ascess my risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. 6 days ago, I met up with this man that I had chatted to online and we had unprotected sex.
There was a lot of open mouth kissing and fondling. He proceeded to masturbate... Read more »

Risk of transmission?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I was at this bar, decent place but the bathroom was very dirty, I am female, I went to pee and of course I didn't seat on the toilet, I pulled down my jeans almost to my knees, I don't know if they touched the floor but the floor was dirty, I swear... Read more »

transmission throgh food?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If an HIV + man cut his hand and get some blood onto food, does the person who eats the food(without being aware of the blood) run into risks? Is it still considered to be casual contact? Is the mucous membrane in mouth easily infected? Read more »

HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »