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Sharing A Toothbrush Afraid I Have HIV

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HIV Transmission

... Finding out your HIV status if you are planning to get pregnant and working with a knowledgeable health care provider and obstetrician if you are HIV positive If you protect yourself in these ways, you do not need to be afraid of getting or passing HIV by casual contact. Remember, HIV is not transmitted by: Hugs Dancing Sharing food or drinks Using a shower, bath, or bed used by an HIV-positive person Kissing (between people...
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Ongoing fear

I look forward to seeing my hiv+ friend when I return from months of working away from home and it gives us a chance to spend a few months together. We are ex partners and our sexual relationship finished years before he tested positive, although...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...BobTHANK YOU...you opended my mind (HIV TRANSMISSION, CASUAL CONTACT) Oct 23, 2007I wrote to you about 3 to four days ago about my fear of contracting hiv by casual contact with my father. Well, I just want to thank you for making me see how... Read more »

Child's Casual Contact with HIV infected person

Hi,Every week, I bring my two year old with me to visit my grandmother. My cousin also lives with her and is HIV positive. I learned this a few months ago, when he started receiving treatment after actually being categorized as having AIDS. He is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...BobTHANK YOU...you opended my mind (HIV TRANSMISSION, CASUAL CONTACT) Oct 23, 2007I wrote to you about 3 to four days ago about my fear of contracting hiv by casual contact with my father. Well, I just want to thank you for making me see how... Read more »

Im so scared (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

I am 29 years old with 3 children and a husband. I just found out today that my father who has been living with me for 2 months has HIV. I need to know what kind of precautions should I take with my kids and the family being around him?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...chapped lips form the cold along with a little cold sore from the cold too.I am so in distress I have been avoiding my family for fear of passing along this virus. My husband is now thinking other things about me because I will not get intimate... Read more »

Re: HIV transmission Risk, WILL DONATE (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

Hi Doc,I just thought of another question after typing my original ones (below). #4. Would the fact that I get Cold Sores occasionally make it more likely for me to transmit HIV in the below circumstances? Specifically the one with the milk? I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...chapped lips form the cold along with a little cold sore from the cold too.I am so in distress I have been avoiding my family for fear of passing along this virus. My husband is now thinking other things about me because I will not get intimate... Read more »
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The Body

Recently Diagnosed With HIV? African Americans Share Their Advice

...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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Groups Allege Calif. Agency Shared HIV Patient Data

...attorney Elizabeth Gill said California specifically prohibits the release of patients' identifying information to third parties. Sharing a person's HIV status without permission or authorization for public health purposes is a violation of state... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zambia to Share Global Funds on HIV/AIDS

...Lewis said he would get in touch with those responsible for the global fund for HIV/AIDS to ensure the country receives its share. Lewis stressed that HIV/AIDS has further compounded the hunger crisis in Zambia. He said the UN intended to study... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" forum on safe sex and HIV prevention is flooded with tons of questions every day. It's normal to be scared, especially if you don't know much about HIV. But that is why it is important to educate yourself: so you... Read more »
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Scared....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...HI, i just had one question. I live with someone who has HIV, and it really scares me cause i think that somehow i could catch it. please tell me if there is ANY way that i could catch it just from being in Read more »

Sharing toothbrushes

Posted by StupidMe, 1 Reply
...Hi all, I keep reading inconsistent information regarding the risks associated with sharing toothbrushes. So I was wandering what the real risk is. Is it zero, theoretical, negligible, low...etc? I'm asking because I Read more »

Important: share your take on Living With HIV

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
...if you wish. http://www.worldaidsday.org/ The exact page for telling your own story is at: http://www.worldaidsday.org/Share-your-story.aspx Writing your view of "Living with HIV" could help change important policies. Best Wishes. BWB. Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...still not sure if it really did sink in for him yet. i can't imagine trying to cope with something like that. I am just so scared that with him having HIV that somehow I could catch it. I know that you can only catch it if you have sexual... Read more »