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Risks Of Contracting AIDS From Touching Vomit

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...HIV epidemic in Hispanic/Latino communities. Behavioral risk factors for HIV infection differ by country of birth. Data suggest that Hispanic/Latino men born in Puerto Rico are more likely than other Hispanic/Latino men to contract HIV as a result of injection drug use. By contrast, sexual contact with other men is the primary cause of HIV infections among Hispanic/Latino men born in Central or South America, Cuba, Mexico, and the US. ...
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Female Park Ranger + $50 donation

Hello doctor! I am a female park ranger and the other day one of my co-workers (another female park ranger) had an incident at the park where she said a homeless man vomited on her. She went to use the restroom to clean up and when she came out, not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...dude "Upchucking Chucky" barfed directly on you and your various hand/skin ailments the HIV risk would still be nonexistent. Vomitus that does not contain visible blood is not considered a risk for HIV transmission.Thanks for your support of The... Read more »

Possible vomit in eye

Dear Dr. Bob,I am a nursing student. I have developed an intense fear of both contracting and trasmitting bloodborne pathogens. I have read your archives and current posts extensively, and so I do feel my knowledge has increased considerably. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Nursing Student,Your reasoning and assumptions are correct. Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent.Having "an intense fear of contracting and transmitting blood-borne pathogens" is going to be an ongoing challenge for you should you continue in... Read more »

When working as a volunteer health care worker, is it possible I contracted the HIV virus?

Two summers ago I volunteered in a developing country. I work mostly in a clinic for men and women living with HIV and AIDS. I often had to change incontinent residents and their soiled bedsheets. I would also have to lift them up while another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...without AIDS are infected with a virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV), which can be spread in urine or saliva. Wash your hands after touching urine or saliva from a person with AIDS. This is especially important for someone who may be pregnant... Read more »

AIDS after death

my wife works as an undertaker. Does the AIDS virus live after death and can she contract AIDS from working with body fluids of corpses?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infectious bodily fluids. Dr. Bob Worried. May 1, 2006 If you defile a corpse of someone who had died of AIDS, is it possible to contract it even after their death? Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, If you are defiling corpses, worrying about... Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

...in 2006. Heterosexual sex is the most common mode of transmissionamong women in the US. Nearly three quarters of HIV+ women contracted the virusthrough sex with an HIV+ man. Heterosexual sex is also the main source of HIVtransmission for women... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you getting HIV. If you're curious about... Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...Enlarged or tender liver Cold or blue hands and feet Abnormal heart beat Weight loss It's important to get in touch with your health care provider right away ifyou experience symptoms. Early identification of lactic acidosis is... Read more »
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Seriously Needing Advice

Posted by dale30, 3 Replies
...various "signs and symptoms" and all sorts of other stuff. It is safe to say that I am rather anxious or paranoid I make have contracted this disease during our sexual adventures. I wouldn't be so paranoid if this sinus/congestion would subside... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she pulled out a Condom from her hand bag and tried to... Read more »

Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
...water and dry it up. I am concern because online it talks about how you can get HIV if any contaminated fluids goes as far as touching the glans. Please confirm if this is true or not. I have no visible cuts in my glans or in body of my penis.... Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...make things even worse by possibly getting this girl pregnant). I saw my doctor, and she said it's less likely for a guy to contract HIV from a girl -- in other words, not nearly as likely as it is for a girl to contract HIV from a guy via... Read more »