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Touching Skin Risk Of Getting AIDS

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...an HIV-positive woman unprotected oral sex (if you're providing the mouth; this is a much lower risk than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you getting HIV. If you're curious about whether specific sexual acts are riskier than others, check out...
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HIV/AIDS CLINIC-NURSE NEEDS ADVICE. Donation added!

I work at an HIV/AIDS Clinic in a urban setting. I usually am OK with working there and rarely have fears. 1. I used the restroom directly after our HIV patients (like as he walked out, I walked in) I sat on the toilet seat and DID NOT use a seat...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Nurse Betty,Your fears are irrational and unwarranted.1. "Is this a risk or should I go back to not even letting it bother me and do my job without worrying?" Definitely the latter! The only way you Read more »

HIV Risk with Precum Through Underwear

Hi Dr. Frascino - I am scared to death and I will more than happy make a donation to your wonderful organization. I had a massage performed my a male massage therapist who performed the massage in his underwear. He got on top of me and began to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...pre-cum-soaked-underpants-covered joystick against your naked butt cheeks, including delving into "the valley of the cheeks" but never touching the anal verge, is completely nonexistent! HIV testing is not warranted medically. However, if my... Read more »

Will donate, PLEASE, Is there an occupational risk?

I work in the emergency department at a hospital as a registrar. My job includes receiving patient's into the computer for treatment, registration, insurance-- no clinical or medical. My contact with patients is limited and is as follows: placing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The HIV-acquisition risks from the incidents you describe are completely nonexistent. If HIV were transmitted that easily, it would have wiped out the Read more »

Aids risks

I have heard from a stall, people having sex at disco. I couldn't help but wonder how many times in the past this may have happened. I have used the bathroom many times.This is my question, supposing someone who had sex, was infected with HIV/AIDS...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...HIV is not transmitted by casual contact, such as touching a faucet, door handle or sharing a bathroom. It requires intimate contact like sex or sharing a used needle with someone who Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The... Read more »
The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

...result of rape or sexual abuse. If a woman uses drugs, alcohol, or sex to escape the pain of prior abuse, she may be at increased risk of getting infected due to shared needles, unprotected sex, or impaired judgment. Many women with HIV have a... Read more »
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Potential HIV risks please help

Posted by 613, 3 Replies
...get my yearly physical here are my risks 1. Received oral sex from a woman in 2006 (unprotected) 2. fingered the same girl 3. touched blood of 2 different people at different times and had no cuts on my hand 4. Wrestled and afraid I got... Read more »

am i in high risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...have deep kissing recently (1 month ago) with a guy (stranger). because my gum and teeth bleed easily. do u think i'm in high risk of getting HIV. 5 days later, i have fever and sore throat but recover within a week. do u think i'm in high risk.... Read more »

touching wet blood on floor

Posted by 613, 4 Replies
...accidentally got one of my fingers in it. I wiped it off on my pants as there was no water. I had no cuts on my finger. Is my risk zero? Read more »

Was I put at risk

Posted by ravens01, 5 Replies
...trouble with vein and removed the needle causing blood to come out. She took off the tip of her glove to find another spot and touched a bit of the blood. So of course I now an obsessing that she gave me HIV that way. The "what if she had her own... Read more »