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Sharing A Shower Risk Of Getting AIDS

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Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

What Is the Risk? How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the bloodstream of another and is one of the most efficient ways to spread blood-borne...
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Sharing the same towel after shower

Dear Doctor,How are you? Thank you very much for answering all the questions for us. I am a 34 years old male. I had one lady roomate one month ago. One day, I took the shower right after her. I used the same towel she has used. After drying of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »

Getting HIV by sharing soap

Hi, I was wondering HIV/AIDS can be transmitted through sharing a bar of soapthat is used in the shower since the soap comes in contact with genital/analareas. Also, what if one person, who had AIDS, had some cut or lesion, and then washed his hands...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.HIV is not spread through any form of casual contact. This is because theHIV virus will not survive outside the human body for more than a fewminutes. Also, within this few minutes, the virus must get directly into... Read more »

Are showers a risk?

Hi, Mr. Sowadsky! I am a college student, and I was wondering if someonecould get HIV from pubic hairs on the shower walls or vaginal fluid on the shower floor. Also, in theshowers there is a shelf in which people can put their items on, and...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. You would NOT be considered at risk for HIV. The circumstances you describedare considered casual contact. HIV is not transmitted by any form of casualcontact. HIV will only live for several minutes outside the... Read more »

am i at risk of hiv by masturbating in shower (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV OR STD, 2010)

i usually masturbate in the shower and one day i noticed my own semen had entered a cut on my finger along with hot shower water. Is there a chance that my semen and the hot shower water reacted and created hiv and entered my body please help...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You're wondering if your spunk plus hot shower water reacted to create HIV and infected you? WOWZA! You must be yet another victim of abstinence-only sex education! HIV is not "created." You cannot give yourself a sexually... Read more »
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Shower guy is back

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there, I'm back with OCD going full swing. After getting my negative at 87 days. To be exact, a day after, I got a rash all over my trunk, arms , hands and some in the thighs which was a fine pink rash which eventually joined together to form one... Read more »

risk from sharing a cigarette

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
this may sound stupid, but what are the risks of getting hiv by taking a drag of a cigarette from someone who is positive? i let someone take a drag off my cigarette and found out later he is positive.

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HIV Risk in Sharing Soap (Masterbuted with the same soap)

Posted by arjun, 3 Replies
Dear Doctor,

I can understand HIV will not transmit in this way, but put my mind at rest I am asking this question.

I have severe back pain, so went for Ayurvedic Massage (Professional).

Had a massage, full oil on my body So, the person wiped... Read more »

Shower guy extremely worried

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've tested negative at 3 months. Risk is very low, possible vaginal secretions in a flesh wound. Been having tons of symptoms sice week one but what freaked me out the most was a rash a day after getting my 3 month negative. It was a really bad... Read more »