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Touching Tears And HIV

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Microscopic tears in skin & other ways of HIV transmission

Hi, Dr. Bob. I appreciate you. I was recently diagnosed as HIV positive. My current boyfriend had to undergo PEP, but he is standing by me & we are still working on the future. What is hard for me to bear is that the hospital (public health)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,They told your boyfriend:1.He could never have sex with you ever again.2.He could contract HIV from kissing you.3.He could contract HIV from your tears.4.He could contract HIV from microscopic tears in his skin if he touched you.Hmm . . . and... Read more »

HIV From touching a shirt that may or may not had a blood stain on it?

Good Morning I started working and they had me do trash pick-up and sweeping but I forgot to wear... Read more »

Paper Cut (TEARS)

I was recently working with a child who is HIV positive. The child had to receive vaccinations and... Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Healing Touch and Melting Stress

Illustration by Carol-Anne Pedneault From the hug that comforts a crying child to the hand that steadies the shoulder of an anxious friend, touch can be a powerful tonic. As a long-term survivor of 24 years and counting, I am constantly... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Small Tears in Placenta May Be Relaying HIV to Babies

Mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT) may be occurring via small tears in the placenta during birth, a recent study suggested. Without treatment, 25-35 percent of babies born to HIV-positive mothers become infected, resulting in an estimated... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Small Tears in Placenta Likely Associated With Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission, Study Says

Small tears in the placenta of HIV-positive pregnant women might allow the virus to pass from the woman's blood to the infant during delivery and could play a role in mother-to-child transmission, according to a study published on Tuesday in PLoS... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chinese Farmers With HIV/AIDS Threatened With Tear Gas After Protest for Medical Files

On Nov. 21 in Beijing, authorities roughed up and detained 15 AIDS patients from Henan province -- the epicenter of a state-sanctioned, blood-buying scandal in the 1990s -- who were demanding better medical care and access to their medical records.... Read more »
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tear and more tears.

Posted by 1cantstopcryndc, 3 Replies
after ending a 3.5 year relationship with someone who is HIV+ a year ago and being SO responsible, i tested positive last week. i feel like my world is coming to an end. i have no one to turn to and i can't function. while i know my diagnosis... Read more »

My child touch blood of my HIV+ Husband

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My husband is HIV+
He cut his finger bad and ran into the bathroom and he was dripping blood on the floor.
My young daugher touch the blood and ran to the basement ( I was washing clothes) and said "daddy is bleeding, daddy is bleeding") Although im... Read more »

confused about exposure to tears of a positive patient

Posted by Faith77, 1 Reply
An HIV positive patient came to our hospital with perhaps tear duct block and I was asked to do Syringing of the eye by the ophthalmologist. I did the procedure without gloves because it is easier and also saw the nose with an endoscope. later on... Read more »

Protects sex with no Condom tear 100 % safe??

Posted by nikhil
I read that condom provided 100% protection if it was used correctly and there was no slippage and breakage. I had a huge relief as I had protected sex with a possibly infected csw.

But trying to understand more about HIV, I went into a lot of... Read more »