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Risk Of AIDS Transmission From Drinking Water

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Please Help-Transmission by sharing drinking water cup

Dear Mr. Kull,I am very much worried about this incidence, your advice will be very much helpful.Recently I happened to drink water from a cup, that is used by a few people, at a party. is there a chance of hiv transmission, If there is any blood...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Peter,No one has been infected by sharing a drink with an HIV positive person. Water will not kill HIV, but that really isn't the issue here. HIV is just not spread by casual contact. There have been several studies that examine the risk of... Read more »

Can I get infected by drinking water out of someone's bottle with HIV if i have cavities?

Please help me- I accidentally drank water out of someone's bottle who has HIV, and i am very... Read more »

Oral Sex Risk (MAGNETIC COUPLE ORAL SEX TRANSMISSION RISK, 2011)

Hi Dr. Bob,So I've been seeing this guy for a little while now. He's great and I... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Is Drinking Water in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Safe for Infant Formula?

In developed countries, HIV transmission from mother-to-child has decreased dramatically by the use of antiretroviral therapy and replacement of breast-feeding with infant formula. In developing countries, short-course zidovudine and nevirapine... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Eight Strategies to Trim Transmission Risk in People With HIV

Table of Contents First Step in Positive Prevention: Telling Partners Second Step to Positive Prevention: Undetectable Viral Load "Drinking the Kool-Aid" on Treatment as Prevention Risk Screening and STI Testing for Positive Prevention ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Examine Reducing Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission While Breastfeeding, Effect of Herpes Treatments on Transmission

HIV-positive women who are breastfeeding can reduce the risk of vertical HIV transmission if they take the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for up to six months after giving birth, according to five CDC - and NIH -funded studies conducted in Africa... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN/PlusNews Examines Efforts to Increase Access to Safe Drinking Water Among HIV-Positive People in Sudan

IRIN/ PlusNews on Monday examined efforts to increase access to safe drinking water among HIV-positive people living in Sudan. According to IRIN/ PlusNews , people living with HIV are especially vulnerable to diseases that can be spread through... Read more »
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Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello.
I just felt compelled to share an experience regarding potential HIV expousure through a tiny skin abrasion on the penis. In a trip abroad last year, I topped for a man of unknown status. I wore a condom, but after ejaculation I noticed that... Read more »

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 »

Transmission Risk?

Posted by grcboy77, 1 Reply
Hi,

Recently I rubbed a girl of unknown HIV status through her jeans. It felt a little damp. About 5 minutes later I thoughtlessly picked a pimple which bled. What is my HIV risk? Read more »

Female to Male Transmission Risk (Dr Bob)

Posted by Sprite1, 3 Replies
And just as I was entering the home stretch a little bit calmer...

Dr Bob's answer to the question "I've heard that female to male transmission is very low" has really scared me.

http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Current/Q187720.html

Why do... Read more »