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Risk Of HIV Transmission From Casual Contact

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Re: HIV transmission Risk, WILL DONATE (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

Hi Doc,I just thought of another question after typing my original ones (below). #4. Would the fact that I get Cold Sores occasionally make it more likely for me to transmit HIV in the below circumstances? Specifically the one with the milk? I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your door !!Blessings, CarrieResponse from Dr. FrascinoHello Carrie,Even with the additional information, your HIV-acquisition risk remains completely nonexistent. You are not putting your family or anyone else in harm's way. I suggest you... Read more »

Blood product contact-HIV risk

Dr Frascino, I have a similar question and a surgical resident, today I was in the OR for almost 8... Read more »

HIV & Herpes

Dr. Bob, Thank you so much for this amazing service you provide. I hope this doesn't sound like a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...reality: The majority of HIV-positive people worldwide are straight (heterosexual). Men infect women, and women infect men. Risk is not about labels, it is about behavior. Any person who has unprotected sex with someone whose HIV status is not... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
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A question about risk of infection

Posted by jack949, 2 Replies
...get infected from if you were in a sexual intercourse. I seriously know it sounds stupid that I ask this, but is there a big risk of infection here if the girl had an STD? Thanks for answers! Read more »

Sanitary Pads - Real risk or no risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...was already healing). My question is: if the pad was soiled with blood and came into contact with the abrasion, would I be at risk for HIV? Are there any documented cases on this? Please help me. Thanks. Read more »

transmission throgh food?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 »

Low Risk/High Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What does Low Risk/High Risk mean? I mean, how many low risk people turn positive? Obviously, high risk people have a better chance of testing Read more »