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Sharing A Joint And HIV Testing

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sharing a room with someone who is HIV+

Hi,I am a 23 years old male.I have been sharing a room with an HIV+ person for the past one month.We have a double bed and he sleeps on one half of it and I sleep on the other half of it.Now, I have a few questions:I am a little worried as to should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sexually transmitted infections (STIs), recent tooth-brushing, or canker sores, which can allow the virus to enter the bloodstream. Sharing needles or syringes with someone who is HIV infected. Laboratory studies show that infectious HIV can... Read more »

Delayed HIV seroconversion can take 7 years or more

Look at the article from http://www.hivsymptomsonline.com/seroconversion.html is information... Read more »

Dang just get tested

I found out my husband contracted HIV though sharing needles. I didn't even know he was on drugs.... Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...has enough of the virus in it to infect other people. Most people get the HIV virus by: having sex with an infected person; sharing a needle (shooting drugs) with someone who's infected; being born when their mother is infected, or drinking... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...possibly occur. In the United States, HIV is most commonly transmitted through specific sexual behaviors (anal or vaginal sex) or sharing needles with an infected person. It is less common for HIV to be transmitted through oral sex or for an... Read more »
The Body

A "Negative" Outlook: Dr. Steve Natterstad Shares Secrets to a Successful Magnetic Relationship

...Ground Zeros of the epidemic in the '80s. When I joined the group up here in the Bay Area, Bob was already doing the lion's share of the HIV work at this clinic. But he was primarily interested in doing more of the outpatient work, so he welcomed... Read more »
European Commission

A Strategy for Combating HIV/AIDS in the EU and Neighbouring Countries 2009-2013

...of budget constraints. The cooperation and know how transfer of doctors, nurses and public health experts as well as the sharing of quality data will help colleagues in neighbouring countries to improve evidence based prevention, state of the... Read more »
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Straws and infection

Posted by phil, 2 Replies
...wanted to party. So I showed up and one person there I know for sure is HIV positive. I was already slightly buzzed and I shared the same rolled dollar bill with him once or twice accidentally. I started out using my own. What is the risk of... Read more »

Another link to share:

Posted by PVS, 1 Reply
...length of time after infection that it takes for a person to develop enough specific antibodies to be detected by our current testing methods. If an individual engages in unsafe sex or shares drug injection equipment and becomes infected, the... Read more »

Just wanted to share this..

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...symptoms! Main one that I am concerned about is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome- causes swollen lymph nodes (WW favorite!), severe fatigue, joint and muscle pain, memory problems, sore throat - all HIV-like! Some more diseases that doctor suggested are:... Read more »

experience to share

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I just want to share my experience with everyone here because like many others,I also got quite a tremendous amount of support while I was going through Read more »