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Risks Of Contracting HIV From Smoking After Someone

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

... What Is the Risk? How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the bloodstream
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received oralsex 5 years ago worried about hiv

hi doc bob , i received oralsex 5 years ago from a man ,it lasted for 30 to 40 seconds ,he also licked my testes and i had some scraches on my testes due to a skin problem ,up till now this is the only form of sex i have ever had ,tell me is there...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Unprotected insertive oral sex carries only a very low HIV-acquisition risk. Your blowjob was brief, 30 to 40 seconds. If you are worried, get a single HIV-antibody test. Rapid tests provide Read more »

Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...several recent studies support my position by suggesting cigarette smoking does indeed have a greater negative impact on us HIVers than on our neggie counterparts! I'll post below details from some of these studies. In addition I'll repost some... Read more »

17 year old in need

This guy I know that is rumored to have HIV sold me his Marijuana pipe. This was a few months ago. I smoked out of it and then stopped smoking all together. I recently started to smoke again which had been 2 months later. I smoked out of the pipe...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...notice it. Think more Texas Chainsaw Massacre rather than invisible specks of blood, OK?Donations to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be sent to the foundation's office at the following address:The Robert James Frascino AIDS... Read more »

Smoking

My husband been living with hiv for the past 4 years. His health has slowly deteriorated and is wasting. he smokes quite a bit and ocassionally takes alchohol. What are the effects of smoking?? his CD4 count has gone down to 12.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,A CD4 count of 12 is dangerously low and leaves your husband at increased risk for developing an HIV/AIDS-related opportunistic infection or malignancy. Is he being followed by an HIV specialist? New, novel-acting HIV drugs have Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Smoking Might Increase Risk of Contracting HIV, Study Says

...systematic review of studies examining tobacco smoking as a risk factor for either HIV infection or progression of the virus to AIDS. Of the six studies the researchers examined, five suggest that smoking tobacco is an independent risk factor for... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

... HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult Read more »
Housing Works

Charles King Op-Ed: Shock Tactics Won't Stop HIV

...groups, including Gay Men's Health Crisis, Latinos Unidos Contra el SIDA and the National Association of People Living with AIDS in demanding that the campaign never be used again. The campaign is misguided for numerous reasons. The most obvious... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

... Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? What Are the Risks of Smoking? How Do I Quit Smoking? The Bottom Line For More Information Why Is Smoking More Read more »
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HIV Positive boyfriend who is a drug addict...

Posted by Carrie, 6 Replies
...he's walking distance from the Mayo Clinic / St. Mary's Hospital. Anyways, durring the week he was with me he was constantly smoking pot. Though it bothered me, I let him do it. The original plan was that I was going to take him back home (2... Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...doctors at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums. It raises some interesting -- and disturbing -- questions about the persistence of HIV and stigma in the United States. What's your opinion? Q: Do all HIVers deserve care? Dec 9, 2007 Going... Read more »

Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was with a hooker about a year and a half ago and I have a few questions about contracting HIV. I was wearing a condom for both oral and vaginal sex with her and I sucked on her nipples, but I hear that you cant contract Read more »

HIV & AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...I don't live with AIDS and I don't know anyone with it but I'm going to write this anyway. I donot feel sorry for the thousands of teens and adults Read more »