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The 4 Ways To Contract Hiv

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Can I contract HIV/AIDS this way?

Hi! I'm very concerned. I, personally, don't participate in any HIV risks behavior, but my uncle whom I was living with, has AIDS. Last month, before I moved out, I accidentally dropped my partial denture in my uncle's bathroom sink...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Thanks for writing in. You were not at risk in this situation. You are correct, HIV does not live well outside of the human body. Even if there was blood in the sink, and virus in the blood, it would have been unable to infect another... Read more »

Can I contract HIV/AIDS this way?

This may sound silly, but it's a legit question, so I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. I... Read more »

Do we contract disease the following way?

I got a forwarded email which said that a woman got AIDS because he ate some food which was cooked... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bahamian Minister of Health: Illegal Immigrants Among Those Most at Risk of Contracting HIV/AIDS

Speaking Tuesday at a regional summit on HIV/AIDS, Bahamian Minister of Health Dr. Hubert Minnis said prevention efforts targeting undocumented immigrants are hindered by their fear of apprehension, language barriers, stigma, lack of economic power,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

People With HSV-2 Are Probably Two to Three Times More Lkely to Contract HIV

Doctors are warning that genital herpes (HSV-2) -- which is believed to infect an estimated one in eight Australians -- can facilitate HIV infection. Dr. Darren Russell, director of Cairns Sexual Health, said people with HSV-2 are probably two to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CMS Officials Investigate Case Involving Four Transplant Recipients Who Contracted HIV, Hepatitis C From High-Risk Organ Donor

Health officials from CMS , which oversees organ procurement programs and hospitals in the U.S., are investigating the three hospitals involved in the case of four transplant recipients in the Chicago area who in January contracted HIV and hepatitis... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Rumor Control: Can I Contract HIV From an Experimental AIDS Vaccine?

Absolutely not. Here's how vaccines work: They help train our bodies to ward off diseases. They trick the body into thinking it already has an illness. This triggers the immune system to build an army of defenders, called antibodies, to attack the... Read more »
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Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
7 weeks ago I made the stupid mistake of having unprotected sex with this girl, a one-night stand. I was having [vaginal] intercourse with the girl for maybe 10 minutes at most, when I felt like I was about to ejaculate, so I pulled out (I wasn't... Read more »

My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 2 Replies
Hi there,

I have a had a fear of AIDS for the past 6 years. So bad that I could not study for my final exams. this fear is not due to unprotected casual sex or needles, Ive only had one partner in my life.I once had bad acne on my chest and back, and... Read more »

Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
I am seriously concerned. Yesterday, I had a guy give me a blow job and then we masterbated each other. The thing that concerns me is that some of his cum ended on my penis when he finished. Although the cum landed in the middle on my penis, it... Read more »

What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »