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Shaking Hands With A Cracked Skin

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hand shake

I gave some cans to a homeless person that lives in my neighborhood (probably a crack-bum). He was so grateful, he shook my hand. I was skeptical about shaking his hand, but I did not want to offend him. I had a small skin peel that had a red...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, it would be wonderful if Bush would fund appropriate HIV research. Apparently, we need to spend a bit more on basic HIV education as well. HIV transmission from a hand stroke??? No, no, no! Not even with your small skin peel or the... Read more »

$50 donation about "cracked skin"

I know you hear a lot of questions about "shaking hands" but please hear me out. Today I... 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 »
2010 Poetry Month at

Three Poems by Mike A.

Crack Instead of Oatmeal Smoking crack getting beat life on the street but wait this is life among the elite yankee from maine appearing SANE enjoying boytoy who smokes and beats tellin him he ain't nothin but white meat reality IS crack... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Can We Make Crack Cocaine Smoking Safer?

People who smoke crack cocaine are at risk of acquiring HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B from the physical injuries caused by smoking crack, and also through condomless sex. 1-4 While needle and syringe programs (NSPs) are well established as HIV... Read more »

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 »
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 »
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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.

What's my risk? Read more »

red skin on hands

Posted by Anonymous
After about 1 month after the possible (but unlikely) exposure I have observed a number of transient red areas at the back of my hands. They have irregular shapes, different sizes, and look like pressure marks. They are slightly redder than the rest... Read more »

muscle spasm/tremors/shaking/tremble/jerking

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does anyone here has such symptoms????? really appreciate your advise. Read more »

Just took the test & shaking!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

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 »