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Semen On Hand Rub Eye Hiv Risk

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Volunteering at a HIV Clinic

Hii Dr BobHow was your trip to NYC, and your general health? I understand that you have tons of queries in your mailbox so perhaps you might have overlooked my query. So I thought of sending it again in the hope that you will address my query,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...completely nonexistent. You are correct: HIV is not transmitted via handshakes. Likewise it is not transmitted by rubbing your eyes after a positively charged handshake. Neither worry nor HIV testing is warranted. Continue to read through the... Read more »

risk of exposure to eyes (EYE EXPOSURE) (SEMEN and EYE CONTACT)

I have read two different responses on your boad about the risk of getting semen in your eyes. I... Read more »

gay..touched his semen...wiped ..sniffed..hiv fear (HIV FROM SNIFFING, 2009)

dear doctor, I WENT THROUGH ALL UR FORUMS BUT COULD NOT FIND SIMILAR QUESTION....SO PLZ HELP...i... Read more »
Articles
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 »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...don't have sex, many senior women aresexually active and some are injection-drug users. Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...bleach is in contact with what's being cleaned for at least 2 minutes. This is different from the usual guidelines for killing HIV. The Hepatitis viruses are hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...prepared in case you get sick and need to stay home for a week or so; a supply of over-the-counter medicines, alcohol-based hand rubs * (for when soap and water are not available), tissues and other related items could help you to avoid the... Read more »
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HIV semen on vulva?

Posted by yummychocolate, 1 Reply
...some fingering and foreplay and I might have gotten some of his semen on my clitoris or labia minora(inner labia). Is this a risk for getting HIV assuming he has it? If so, high or low? Read more »

Am I infected?

Posted by scaredofhiv, 2 Replies
...put on a condom, meaning that she has had unprotected sex with multiple partners in the past. Assuming the worst (that she is HIV+ and she inserted my penis into her vagina at some point before I put on the condom), what is the probability that I... Read more »

can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
...doc I have not seen any visible signs of blood on her lips when I have started kissing. After 2 days i had an ache near to my eyes(Upper side due to sinusitis blockage).That pain withered away within 5days.Then I had no problem for sometime.Now... Read more »

OCD, eye, and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...soap) with fresh water. I did I put my hands under the water and rinsed my nose. As I did this, I through some water inside my eye. now I am afraid that if that stain was blood, then I may have become infected with HIV, because I touched the... Read more »