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Shaking Hands Scared I Have AIDS

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Masturbate after shaking hand with HIV person.

Mr. God I know you very busy and have a lot of thing to be done. But every word you reply us will give us more knowledge about HIV, and more people to join to the battle against HIV. Here is my short story: A week ago, I went to a party to meet my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Dear Sticky Fingers,Neither your handshake nor subsequent shaking hand poses a risk for HIV. If HIV were that easy to catch, it would have wiped out the whole planet years ago.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... Read more »

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... Read more »
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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 »
TheBodyPRO.com

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In Africa, AIDS and Famine Now Go Hand in Hand

Across southern Africa, some 7 million farmers have died from AIDS, according to official estimates, leaving many families with neither the means nor the experience to farm. The continuing AIDS crisis threatens to create chronic food shortages and... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Improving Response to HIV Goes Hand-in-Hand With Improving Overall Health Systems, Experts Say

The battle against HIV is not in competition with battles against other major diseases in the developing world, prominent researchers and experts asserted at IAS 2009. Quite the opposite: The lessons learned during the global response to HIV have... 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 »

Scared to take my first ever pill

Posted by hivstudent, 4 Replies
Tonight I am taking my first 2 pills of Kivexa (Epzicom) and Isentress.
I am scared! Shaking! And I feel like my heart is crumbing and shrinking :/
I feel good, I just do not want the med to make me feel worse
Doctor expects the best, but still I do... Read more »

scared to date + men, scared to date - too

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Although I know it is possible for men to contract HIV from women...I also know that the statistics are much lower than they are for men contracting from other men or drug use. I am afraid to date a HIV+ man because I do not want to be with a man... Read more »