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Sharing Soap And Hiv Risk

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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 »

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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Important: Share YOUR take on Living With HIV.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies


There are a lot of people out there today spreading the idea that living with HIV is now just "a piece of cake", "no worse than living with diabetes", and so forth. As a result, the urgency to fund research into the development of a vaccine and... Read more »

Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
Dear Expert,

I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you!

I am scared over the incident told below!

Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always... 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 the HIV window period...

I am a 25 year old female that engaged in oral sex with a man that I... Read more »
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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 »

Laundry soap bottle risk

My question is My husband got groceries and when I was unloading the bag I noticed soap was spilled all over in bag the lid was not on tight but was on almost on all the way on. The laundry soap is usually clear but it was reddish it spilled on my...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiNo risk of HIV transmission this way. Even it were blood in the detergent, first the ingredients in the detergent would kill the virus and HIV once it leaves the body begins to die and is unable to infect.HIV transmission can only occur when there... Read more »

Concern!Sharing soap

Dr. Aberg,My boyfriend is HIV negative and I am HIV+, I am always being very careful after sex because I do not want him to be in contact with any form of the virus (We use condoms). An example: after sex in the shower, is it safe to use the same...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
I am glad to hear you are practicing safe sex. HIV dies relatively quickly when outside the body. You do not want to get any of your semen (sperm) on your partner's mucosal surfaces or open skin. You can use the same soap. The best thing to do... Read more »

bar soap as lube. risk?

Hello Dr. Bob, about 2 months ago i had an encounter with another guy, which involved some love making in the shower. It mostly involved massaging, kissing, and rimming/fingering. My penis was hard and covered with soap, and in the heat of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,What do I think about this? Hmmm . . . I think it's shocking in this day and age that neither of you is aware of your HIV status, that both of you are willing to have unprotected anal sex and that Mr. Bubbles your shower boy-toy thinks... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cell Phone Soap Operas Promote Condom Use, HIV Awareness

A new campaign aims to provide women with messages about HIV awareness, safer sex and condom use through a series of 12 soap opera vignettes that can be viewed on a cell phone, the AP/ Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Rachel Jones, an... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ghana Radio Stations Launch HIV/AIDS Soap Opera Project

Ten radio stations in Ghana recently launched a pilot project that aims to promote awareness about HIV/AIDS through a soap opera, the Accra Mail/ reports. The project is funded by the Ghana AIDS Commission under the National... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Cell Phone Soap Opera Campaign to Promote HIV Awareness

The New York Times on Sunday examined a campaign that aims to provide women with messages about HIV awareness, safer sex and condom use through a series of soap opera episodes that can be viewed on a cell phone. Rachel Jones, assistant professor... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vancouver Study: Suburban Drug Users at Risk to Share Needles: Downtown Users Tend to Use Needle Exchange

Findings published in last week in the international journal AIDS indicate that the Vancouver drug users most likely to engage in sharing needles are single, young, male, live outside the city and get their needles from sources other than... Read more »