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Smoking After Someone Risk Of Getting HIV

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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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Stopped in to smoke a cigar and ended up getting mine smoked

Hi Dr. Bob,I am a long time fan of you and this site. Thanks for everything you do. Just made a $100 donation. I stopped in at our local cigar shop near closing time, picked out one of my favorites ended up getting a unprotected BJ from the young...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I hope you realize your post probably just sent hundreds of readers out to their local cigar shops at closing time hoping for a similar experience. Your roulette analogy is a good one in that it emphasizes that each spin of the wheel gives... Read more »

Risk of HIV in surgical smoke

yesterday in OR, assisting with appendix removal on HIV positive patient. Smoke evacuator from electrocautery device only worked intermittently, could smell the smoke. Is this an exposure risk?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The good news is no. Any little virus would be vaporized and not infectious. There is no risk here at all.DW... Read more »

HIV and smoking? Risk?

I posted an earlier question but if I had a sore in my mouth. After smoking the blunt I licked my lips several times and a put my tongue on the mouth sore. Did I make the risk go higher by doing that? I really need to go get tested. What's the...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:HIV is not transmitted via inanimate objects like this. You were not at risk.In health,Richard... Read more »

HIV risk and cancer diseases (smoking)

Dear Dr. Conway!My question is very simple but also very interesting on how humans feel the potential risk for something. Both unsafe sex and smoking are very dangerous activities but it seems to me and others that many people fears more to get HIV...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Life is a series of risks that are taken or not by people as a function of the pleasure or benefit of the activity balanced against the risk. With sex, there is clear short term gratification balnced against a low risk of a long-term negative... Read more »
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PLEASE HELP! what are the risk of me getting infected?

Posted by Timeless, 2 Replies
Im a guy and I dated this guy few months back. We had sex more than once, all we did was just oral sex and rubbing our bodies and penis together and french kissing, we never had anal sex, there was once he did ejaculate in my mouth and i swallowed... Read more »

Getting tested tomarrow, High risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I got tested a couple of years ago and was neg. But my bf was a iv drug user before I ever met him and he had lots of gf that used drugs and cheated on him. I did not realize the extent of his use till his family informed me of it. I have not told... Read more »

HIV meds and SMOKING

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
Snippett from POZ Magazine...

What a Drag: Smoking and HAART Butt Heads

by Nicole Joseph

May 10, 2006Smoking is bad for your healththats not news. But the nearly 70% of people with HIV who light up on a regular basis might be interested to know... Read more »

Risk of HIV from receptive fellatio ...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
After getting myself involved in a possible HIV exposure through receptive (giving) fellatio, I resarched the net like mad to get an idea of the risk I put myself under. I have gotten my conclusive 12-week ELISA (negative), but continue to resarch... Read more »