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Sharing Soap And Hiv Risk

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...heart disease, asthma and kidney disease. In one study, fifty-seven percent of children who had been hospitalized as a result of 2009 H1N1 have had one or more "higher risk" medical conditions. Young children are also at high risk of serious complications from 2009 H1N1, just as they are from seasonal flu. And while people 65 and older are less likely to be infected with 2009 H1N1 flu , if they get sick, they are also at "high risk" of...
Ask the Experts

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
...smallconcentrations that nobody has ever been infected through them. However, ifany body fluid is visibly contaminated with blood, the risk of transmissionexists.The HIV virus must get into the bloodstream in order to infect you. If itdoesn't... Read more »

Sharing Toys

Why is sharing sex toys risky. Wouldn't the virus die while exposed to air in between usage? Sharing sex toys seems to conflict with other activity that's deemed low risk.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...general, it seems that sharing sex toys with a partner would be low-risk. However, it is difficult to generalize on the level of risk because it will vary depending on the circumstances. The length of time that elapses between sharing a toy... Read more »

Big Risk? I don't think so sweetie

Hi Doctor Bob,I recently read in the paper, a story about HIV and high risk behaviors. This article was picked up by the general press and is now out there. This so called educator who counsels students said "Oral sex is a big thing with this young...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...wasted on another "faith-based" rather than science-based program. You're doing a heck of a job, Dubya!As for jumping off your soapbox, don't! Stay up there and tell it like it is loud and clear! Science and common sense will eventually vanquish... Read more »

Sharing Sex Toys...

Hi. Please help!! My question is that, Would it be risky to share sex toys with my HIV positive galfriends. (as in sharing a dildo at both ends)? and Is it safe for a girl to masturbate once or twice every day? is it too much or does it cause any...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...partner would be low-risk (there's no evidence that anyone has been infected this way). It is difficult to generalize on the level of risk because it will vary depending on the circumstances. The length of time that elapses between sharing a toy... Read more »
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Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...or common cold. People with HIV are more likely to get complications from the flu, such as pneumonia. They are also at higher risk of dying from the flu. Therefore, people living with HIV are considered a priority group to get a flu shot in order... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...transfusions, accidents in health care settings or certain blood products (See below for detailed information about the actual level of risk for each mode of transmission) Mother to baby (before or during birth, or through breast milk) ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...safer sex to riskier sex. Each time you engage in a sexual activity, you choose (whether consciously or unconsciously) the level of risk you are comfortable with for that moment. Safer sex often involves use of latex condoms, latex dental dams,... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...don't have sex, many senior women aresexually active and some are injection-drug users. Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other... Read more »
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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 »

Important: Share YOUR take on Living With HIV.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
...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 »

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 »

Help? (sorry, prob TMI)

Posted by ratsstar, 2 Replies
...chance I have been infected, what are the risk to my roommates (who I have no sexual contact with, but we share a bathroom (soap/mouthwash)/kitchen (plates/cups/utinsels) /sometimes clothes (shirts/pants) ).. and yeah, i know i sound ignorant,... Read more »