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Risk Of Sharing A Cigarette

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hepatitis C an sliva

My Aunt has just found out she has hep C. I have a 4 month old son who she has kissed on the cheek,also my husband has shared cigarettes with her as well is it poss that my family now has hep c and should we now be tested also??
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...HCV is transmitted mainly through blood to blood exposures. I would not consider this a risk to share cigarettes and kissing is certainly not a risk at all. No testing required. 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 »
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

Ten Things Transgender Persons Should Discuss With Their Health Care Providers

...desirable feminizing (or masculinizing) effects, but carries its own unique risks. Estrogen has the potential to increase the risk of blood clotting, high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar and water retention. Anti-androgens such as... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Health Concerns for Gay Men

...hepatitis B infection among gay men, most members of the gay community are unaware of this vaccine. Most gay men who are at risk of this infection have never been vaccinated, despite the availability of the vaccine. A strong effort needs to be... 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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risk from sharing a cigarette

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...this may sound stupid, but what are the risks of getting hiv by taking a drag of a cigarette from someone who is positive? i let someone take a drag off my cigarette and Read more »

im going nuts plz help!!!!!!!

Posted by Jayjay28, 4 Replies
...fact that i was so stupid bout now knowing my status after a year and putting somebody that i really care about and love at risk, however i thank God very much that he came into my life cuz if it wasnt for him i wouldnt be here writing and... Read more »

Sharing shaving razors?

Posted by Carrie, 8 Replies
...My boyfriend (poz) and I (neg) were wondering if HIV can pass threw sharing the same shaving razors. The concern is obviously that if he nicks himself while shaving his face and gets blood on the razor, Read more »

Scared

Posted by Janes, 5 Replies
...am positive, I think there's a big chance this 9week test will be positive, is that correct?. It's very difficult for me to share this at this moment with the people I love. Don't want to put them in the kind of fear, stress I am in right now,... Read more »