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Sharing A Cigarette Scared To Get Tested

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Smoking a Cig with someone who has hepatitis B or C

I just fount out that a friend has hepatitis C. We shared a cigerette and the next day she told me that she has it. Is it possible to catch it if she has hepatitis C OR B. I know she said she has C, but reading up on it hepatitis B scares me as...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...The main recommendation for HBV prevention is that chronically infected patients should not share personal items that may have blood on them like razors or toothbrushes...Sharing a cigarette would not be on my list of risk Read more »

re scared straight

Here is how I see it. Correct me if I am wrong. Chances of me getting HIV from giving a blow job... Read more »

Thank you. re Scared straight

Guess am just freaked out about my possible exposure and somehow believe I will be that one in a... Read more »
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HIV Transmission

...insect, the insect does not become infected and cannot transmit HIV to the next human it bites. There also is no reason to fear that a mosquito or other insect could transmit HIV from one person to another through HIV-infected blood left on its... Read more »
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From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...a healthy uninfected person's. I said, "What are you going on meds for?" He said his doctor wanted him to, and he agreed out of fear and ignorance. I said, "You need to find someone who specializes in HIV." He asked me to go tell that to his... Read more »
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Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...a healthy uninfected person's. I said, "What are you going on meds for?" He said his doctor wanted him to, and he agreed out of fear and ignorance. I said, "You need to find someone who specializes in HIV." He asked me to go tell that to his... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...can happen for any number of reasons, including guilt, stress or obsessive-compulsiveness. The key is to realize when your fears about HIV are legitimate and when they're not. Keep in mind that, if you're worried that something you did put you... Read more »
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Scared

Posted by Janes, 5 Replies
...correct?. It's very difficult for me to share this at this moment with the people I love. Don't want to put them in the kind of fear, stress I am in right now, maybe it's nothing, and it's all because of the enormous amount of fear, stress etc.... Read more »

im going nuts plz help!!!!!!!

Posted by Jayjay28, 4 Replies
...situation its like i think about him and i go right back down to my depression mode and i cnt even express thos feelings to him at fear that ill bring him down also i just wish that i could show him exactly how i feel and wats going on inside of... Read more »

Professional in NY feeling alone

Posted by Phoenix1012, 22 Replies
...Hi everyone, I tested positive in January of this year. Since then, I have been carrying around the shame of having caught this. You see, I am in the Read more »

Are there any long lerm POZ folks around

Posted by rickincattco, 18 Replies
...years to get this much support help. I am curious to hear from people that have been positive for over ten years or more to share their experiences and I know there are 20 year veterans too. Lets hear from you. Thanks. Cheers Read more »