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Risks Of Contracting AIDS From Picking Your Nose

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nose secretions mixed into food. (NASAL MUCOUS AND HIV, 2009)

Dr. Bob, One of my friend who is HIV positive, i invited him and he was eating spicy food, so his nose was leaking, so he used his left hand finger to clear the nose, and was using the same left hand with a spoonto take the curry from the bowl. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...rub his drippy nose and then used the same hand to spoon out some spicy curry from a bowl. And you're worried you might have contracted HIV if some of his snot had gotten into the curry, which you subsequently ate. Hmm . . . . Dude (or dudette),... Read more »

Feeling like im always contracting hiv from bizzare conditons

Dr Bob, I want to start of by saying I am 23, I never engaged in any sexual act and never did any... Read more »
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HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
...I have a question. I noticed I had some blood looking spots on my sleeve, after I wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person Read more »

what do you think?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...i was wondering if anyone could give me an idea of what my chances are that i contracted HIV. I, like many people that have posted here, am very worried that i might have contracted HIV. I had protected sex with Read more »

Vick's inhaler sharing - possible danger?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...night I was at a bar and my friend offered me a Vick's menthol inhaler (you know, those white tube things you stick in your nose and inhale to clear it)..... I had a bit of a cold so I stuck it in my nose and took a whiff. She laughed, letting me... Read more »

Oral Sex After Shaving

Posted by Anonymous
...experienced a lot of sneezing, stuffy nose, fatigue and headaches. Should I be worried about this? Oh and what are the odds of contracting HIV if you use a condom correctly? Thanks! Read more »