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Shaking Hands And HIV Transmission Risk

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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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HIV transmission from water splash in the eye/s in public restroom

I went to a movie theater yesterday. I was splashed in the eye with water by someone who had just washed or rinsed his hands after using the toilet. I don't know this person or their HIV status. I don't know if they had cuts in their fingers, hands,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,"Is this a risk for HIV transmission?" Nope!Should you take PEP? No, of course not. What you should do is read through the archives of this forum, Read more »

Unusual hand shake

I recently shook hands with an hiv positive man. He had dry/peeling hands. Is there a risk of transmission there. I don't remember if I washed my hands after. I have read that you can't get hiv from a handshake, but what about from someone with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You have read that "you can't get HIV from a handshake." And now read this as well: You can't get HIV from a handshake from someone with dry/peeling palms." OK?I'll leave some Read more »

stressful hand shake.,.,please helppp.,

i was in th meeting this morning with several Arab people.,after the meeting i hand shake with each and everyone of them.,but all of a sudden my nose got itchy so i inserted my small finger inside my nose,.after that i realized that the hands that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. By the way, sweat does not transmit HIV!I'd recommend you keep your fingers out of your nose. Not Read more »

please answer, if you can single mom - cant shake the worry

Hi, doctor bob. I hear you're the best of the best so let's give it a shot.Last weekend I went out with some friends at a huge DT club, against my better judgement. The night was going ' ok' , until one of the people we were with sustained a foot...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Best of the best? Oh, I bet you say that to all the cyber-sexperts on this site.1. Right!2. Nope! (no risk!)HIV testing is not warranted medically. Yes, it's time to "relax Max", even if you happen to be a Maxime.Be well. Stay well.Dr. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

...Fact Sheet 494 has more information on individual drugs and HIV. Drug and alcohol treatment to stop drug use can lower your risk of HIV infection. Injection and Infection HIV infection spreads easily when people share equipment to use drugs.... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Talking to Youth About HIV/AIDS

...Young people need information, skills, and support to protect themselves from HIV. Positive communication about sexuality and risky behaviors can have a profound influence in helping young people to establish individual values and in making... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...this practice does not have FDA approval. Stavudine does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Dosage Form/Administration Always take this medication as your doctor... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...first antibody tests to determine the presence of the virus. These tests were put to valuable use testing blood supplies and at-risk patients. Researchers also worked to develop the first anti-HIV medication, called AZT, which had a recommended... Read more »
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Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
...positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist Bump the other day and I... Read more »

shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
...it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either. What's my risk? Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick Read more »

me again

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...a condom..after i had sex i took off the condom and checked to see if it was torn...it wasnt..i then proceeded to wash my hands with water ...i then use my hands to take some water to wash out my mouth...can hiv be transmitted that way...i... Read more »