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Risk Of HIV Transmission From Touching Spit

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HIV in spit?

I was at work today and a customer was very heated that I wouldn't allow him to use a credit card that belonged to his wife. We have rules that no one but the card holder can use a credit card... he was unhappy and even looking drunk (happy 4th of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...anxiety levels a bit or you wouldn't hear a single thing I was trying to tell you!)Regarding your three risks:1. Risk #1. The risk of HIV transmission from a handshake is nonexistent, unless both of you were actively dripping blood in massive... Read more »

spitting on penis (SALIVA, 2009)

dear doc,i have read your site and you are doing a great job by helping out people in need and i... Read more »

Swallowing

I was reading some of the questions on this site concerning HIV and swallowing, I'm exclusive with... Read more »
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A Telling Tale of Trick or Treat: Remember to Spit, Don't Swallow!

...gaggle of horned-up hotties in a jacuzzi. Hopefully those participating in these casual sex-a-thons realize the increased level of risk and take appropriate precautions against STDs, including HIV. Disclosure becomes more of an issue when an... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...safer sex to riskier sex. Each time you engage in a sexual activity, you choose (whether consciously or unconsciously) the level of risk you are comfortable with for that moment. Safer sex often involves use of latex condoms, latex dental dams,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...having sex) Not sharing needles Masturbation Abstention from sex Please see the sections on Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV from Sexual Activities and from Injection Drug Use for additional information. Ways in Which... Read more »
The Body

New Nebraska Bill Proposes Increased Penalties for Spitting on Cops if You're Living With HIV or Hepatitis; Media Fails in Its Reporting

... Even though HIV and hepatitis C are not spread through the transference of saliva, that scientifically proven fact didn't stop Nebraska State Read more »
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Breast Sucking

Posted by ryan2, 3 Replies
...did ,suck it 4 times and she pulled away,then i teasted somthing on my tonge .i said goodby and drove off drinking water and spitting it out 3 weeks later texts book symptoms major Flu(sour throat ,head ache,fever,chills sweating,ext) after... Read more »

My friend is freaking out...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...her that (1) the cut must have started to heal by then, even if it didn't look like it; (2) her boyfriend would have to have HIV (though he's a bit sketchy and had been away in Europe for 3 weeks, so who knows); (3) saliva isn't considered... Read more »

HIV

Posted by shadow1
...that this disease is spread. HIV is spread: 1. by having sex without a condom. Vaginal and anal sex carries a high risk. The risk of getting HIV from oral sex is low. 2. by sharing needles and/or syringes to inject drugs or steroids. 3. from... Read more »

Did Something Really Stupid & Now Feeling Guilty

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I am poz and have been without sex for almost a year (my lover is neg. and don't want to touch me.) Yesterday, I went to a bookstore to find someone to jerk off. I met a guy there who started jerking me off and then started Read more »