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Showering Risks

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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 it's...
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... Read more »

I Donated: Followup on anal poke in shower question

Dr. Frascino:No question...just a big thank you for answering my question and doing it so fast. It... Read more »
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HIV Transmission

...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 with no significant dental problems) ... Read more »
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Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...transmitted by casual contact such as: Being a friend to someone who is HIV positive Hugs Dancing Sharing food or drinks Using a shower, bath, or bed used by an HIV-positive person Kissing (between people with no significant dental... Read more »
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Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily... Read more »
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Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

Table of Contents Older Women: An Overlooked Group Calling Attention to Transmission and Prevention Getting Tested for HIV HIV began mostly as a disease of young men, but today the epidemic impactspeople of all ages, including older... 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 »

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 »

shower stalls and hot tbs

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Has there been a study to see if people have gotten infected from shower stalls or hot tubs ? Read more »

Once again, Shower guy says bye

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just got my test results once again and it is negative. It is now 4 months and at least 3 weeks since the rash. So I have to say that's it and I have to say goodbye to this board. Just for your info, my symptoms started at week 1 with a swollen... Read more »