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Risk Of AIDS Transmission From Sharing A Shower

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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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Sharing the same towel after shower

Dear Doctor,How are you? Thank you very much for answering all the questions for us. I am a 34 years old male. I had one lady roomate one month ago. One day, I took the shower right after her. I used the same towel she has used. After drying of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »

Are showers a risk?

Hi, Mr. Sowadsky! I am a college student, and I was wondering if someonecould get HIV from pubic hairs on the shower walls or vaginal fluid on the shower floor. Also, in theshowers there is a shelf in which people can put their items on, and...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. You would NOT be considered at risk for HIV. The circumstances you describedare considered casual contact. HIV is not transmitted by any form of casualcontact. HIV will only live for several minutes outside the... Read more »

mutual masturbation with cut in the shower

I had a mutual masturbation with a person who is very likely to be an HIV+. I was being extremely careless for not remembering I had a small cut on the top of my foot. The person ejaculated on his hands, which happened to be right above my foot...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk for HIV transmission is incredibly low to no risk. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly... Read more »

Showering and Baths

I just got diagnosed positive. With all that going on, i'm researching alot of concerns. One question is if I shower in the same bathtub as where my 4 year old son takes his nightly baths is there a danger to him being infected? Like when I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. I'm glad you are doing some research to learn more about HIV. There is a wealth of information about HIV prevention, transmission and treatment on this Web site and related links that I would... Read more »
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HIV Risk in Sharing Soap (Masterbuted with the same soap)

Posted by arjun, 3 Replies
Dear Doctor,

I can understand HIV will not transmit in this way, but put my mind at rest I am asking this question.

I have severe back pain, so went for Ayurvedic Massage (Professional).

Had a massage, full oil on my body So, the person wiped... Read more »

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 »

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 »

shower stalls and hot tbs

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Has there been a study to see if people have gotten infected from shower stalls or hot tubs ?

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