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Risk Of Sharing A Joint

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...common mode of transmission than other sexual behaviors (anal and vaginal sex). There have been a few 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 performing oral sex has HIV, blood from their mouth may enter the body of the person receiving oral sex...
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sharing food risk during chemo

Dear Dr. Bob,I've just finished four cycles of chemotherapy and am currently in cancer remission! I do have a question though... to celebrate the completion of this, I went to dinner with a friend who just recently discovered he is HIV positive. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Congratulations on your remission! Regarding your HIV-acquisition risk, it's nonexistent for all the reasons you mention. Plus, saliva (that does not contain visible blood) is not considered a risk Read more »

sharing a room with someone who is HIV+

Hi,I am a 23 years old male.I have been sharing a room with an HIV+ person for the past one month.We have a double bed and he sleeps on one half of it and I sleep on the other half of it.Now, I have a few questions:I am a little worried as to should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...develop AIDS? How many people are affected by HIV/AIDS? How is HIV transmitted? How is HIV not transmitted? How can I reduce my risk of becoming infected with HIV through sexual contact? Are there other ways to avoid getting HIV through sex? Is... Read more »

saliva in blood from sharing a joint (marijuana)

Hello Doctors,I remember about 9 or 10 yearsago smoking a joint with a couple people I did not really know. I can recall at one time having a cut on my fingertip and gettingsomeone's saliva in it after grabbing the joint. I can remember another time...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I think that it is always reasonable to get baseline testing to know for sure about any possible risks in the past. Then continue with safe practises once you get hopefully negative results.Dr. McGovern Read more »

I am HIV+ and my best friend has hepatitis

I was diagnosed AIDS the week of 9-11-2001 and am doing ok with my meds. My best friend of 15+ years just told me he has hepatitis C. My question is, is there anything i should be conserned about while i'm around him? Knowing i am open to get...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You are not at risk for getting hepatitis C from your friend. Hepatitis C is spread through exposure to blood through injection drug use and uncommonly Read more »
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...viral load and no other sexually transmitted diseases, and has been on treatment for at least six months, that there's really no risk of sexually transmitting HIV. I'm sure that came up at the dinner table of many a magnetic couple during those... Read more »
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Poverty, Protest, Policy -- and Well-Kept Secrets of Positive Women and Risk Reduction

...cases, this is a conscious decision by both partners. Among the community working with men who have sex with men (MSM), a variety of risk-reduction strategies have been acknowledged and, while controversial, enjoy the privilege of honest... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...transfusion of infected blood used to be a way people got AIDS, but now the blood supply is screened very carefully and the risk is extremely low. There are no documented cases of HIV being transmitted by tears or saliva, but it is possible to be... Read more »
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ViiV Vows Joint Venture Will Help Fight HIV

...launched their joint HIV venture, a company called ViiV Healthcare. Some observers hail the effort as a way of sharing the business risks and costs of drug development. Others are wary it may precede a complete withdrawal from a HIV drug market... Read more »
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Straws and infection

Posted by phil, 2 Replies
...buzzed and I shared the same rolled dollar bill with him once or twice accidentally. I started out using my own. What is the risk of this activity? Is it like a bj that is theoretically possible to contract HIV, but never a case recorded this... Read more »

Sexual Relations With A Virgin- Advice needed!

Posted by scared_elf, 3 Replies
...brushes or razors but has shared electric razors (like hairdressers use to cut hair) with his friends. Risk or not? 3. He directly shares drinks and eating utensils with people. And he shares and passes around joints of marijuana with other... Read more »

experience to share

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...negative and I just want to tell everyone out there to PLEASE practice safer sex. I realise what I did was considered a rather low-risk activity, but still there is risk. I have learned alot from this experience and I hope that people out there... Read more »

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 »