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Shaking Hands And Possible HIV Exposure

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...transmitted by kissing? Can HIV be transmitted by human bite? Can HIV be transmitted by being scratched? Can HIV be transmitted by being spit on by an HIV-infected person? Can I get HIV from casual contact (shaking hands, hugging, using a toilet, drinking from the same glass, or the sneezing and coughing of an infected person)? Can I get HIV from mosquitoes? Can I get HIV while playing sports? Has HIV been transmitted...
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Shaking Hands

Hello Dr BobRun Accross Web Site --- Which Said Shaking Hands, Touching Or Holding Hands Can Transmit HIV --- Can This Be TrueThanks For Your TimeTony
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Tony,Don't believe everything you read."Can this be true?" No, of course not silly boy! But you knew that already, didn't you Tony? Of course you did.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV Smoothie?

Hello Dr. Bob,Really quick. I ordered a smoothie from a store, but the guy who gave it to me gave me a weird smile when he handed it to me. I started drinking smoothie about 8 minutes later and thought maybe he bled into it and that's why he was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Let me get this straight: You think because a guy smiled at you when he handed you a smoothie that he bled into it to infect you with HIV. Yikes! Personally I think it's more likely that he put an extra 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
...keep your fingers out of your nose. Not only is it a distasteful habit, but I can assure you no one will want to shake your hand if it's covered with boogers.Dr. Bob 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 »
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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...2005, the Centers for Disease Control reviewed information on PEP. They concluded that it should also be available for use after HIV exposures that are not work-related. People can be exposed to HIV during unsafe sexual activity, when a condom... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

...transmit HIV during drug use because infected blood goes directly into someone's bloodstream. Even small amounts of blood on your hands, cookers, filters, tourniquets, or in rinse water can be enough to infect another user. To reduce the risk of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

Serodiscordant Couples What Are the Special Issues for Mixed Couples? Reducing the Risks Using a Condom Other Ways to Reduce Risk If You Are Exposed to HIV ... Having Children if the Man Has HIV Having Children if the Woman... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...who uses the toy. Rimming (licking the anus): This is very unlikely to result in HIV infection. Mutual masturbation (hand jobs) and fisting (using a hand to penetrate the anus or vagina): These are relatively low risk, as long as your... Read more »
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shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
...2 years ago at a concert, this guy cut him self in a mosh pit. He shook my hand and had blood on it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either. Read more »

HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
Please can someone give me their honest opinion on whether this is a reason for me to be concerned and tested? Im going out of my mind with worry and keep checking my body for HIV symptoms due what I believe my risky exposure. Im a 34 year old... Read more »

Hiv exposure question.. help please

Posted by uncleargyle, 1 Reply
hello. Here's my problem. I work with a person who has hiv. We were gift wrapping with a little sewing scissors.. Well, he cut himself on it (just a little prick..that's what she said.. anyway) and then about two hours later I cut myself on the same... Read more »

Scared and Worried: Possible HIV Exposure

Posted by kindahypertonic, 1 Reply
Hey everyone, I had an unprotected sexual experience February 2, 2007. The morning after having received and given a blowjob (I did not swallow nor did he) as well as a single unprotected anal insertion [i received]- no sex, as in no continous... Read more »