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Shaking Hands Do I Need To Get Tested For AIDS

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Shaking hands with positive man with cut on nose.

Hey,I'm being REALLY paranoid but I just need to settle my anxiety. Yesterday I shook hands with my girlfriend's housemate, who has HIV. I noticed that I had a cut on my nose and there was a small amount of blood on my hand. His hands...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Have you considered that maybe the blood on your hand was your own blood, and was from the cut on your nose? Either way, I would not be concerned. You are correct in your statement, that you would basically have to rub open, seeping wounds... Read more »

masturbated after hand shake

dear Dr. someone introduced me at the coctkail bar in the hotel where i stayed an escort. she tried... Read more »

shaking hands

I am very worried--I had a cut on my palm-the size of a pencil eraser -that was exactly 2-days... Read more »
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Housing Works

CDC Shake-Up Could Be Good for AIDS Prevention

Who should replace this lady? Julie Gerberding's tenure as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director is over on Inauguration Day . AIDS advocates are hoping that her departure will mark the end of a politically charged era of the CDC... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Housing and HIV Go Hand in Hand

Philadelphia is beginning a needs assessment to better chart the intersection of HIV and housing issues for 2012-17. More than 140,000 HIV-affected U.S. households struggle with unstable housing, according to the National AIDS Housing Coalition.... Read more »
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Shaking the Status Quo: 2012 HIV/AIDS Conference Research Highlights

It is virtually impossible to point to a single piece of research or conference presentation as the seminal study in a particular subfield this year, so we won't attempt to pass such a judgment. Instead, we take you on a guided tour through... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: Step 4 - Finding Quality Health Care

Even if you don't yet need treatment, it's essential that you find a medical professional who is experienced in treating HIV-positive women. Regular checkups with an HIV health care provider are extremely important, even when you don't feel sick. ... Read more »
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Just took the test & shaking!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

I just took my first HIV test ever. I have had unprotected sex several times but I have had no sex for the past 4months.

I wanted to make sure I waited the correct amount of time so that I can start my new sex life, free of HIV thoughts and... Read more »

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.

What's my risk? Read more »

Need to shake this feeling, please help

Posted by Anxietyridden, 2 Replies
Just wanted to see if you guys could offer me some advice. 3 weeks ago i received a handjob from a high risk person. She also licked the base of my penis and rubbed the tip vigerously after fingering herself. I have been having some symptoms that... Read more »

testing negative but can't shake

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi everyone I have tested negative out to 8 months now, I can't seem to shake the fear of HIV, due to this chronic prostatitis, and mild sore throat that keeps recurring. Anyone have advice is chronic prostatis common, or common in people with... Read more »