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HIV Transmission

How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? Can I get HIV from injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on...
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HIV transmission from trashcan with feminine products

I am sorry to write in and ask this question because I know that there have been similar questions. However, I want to know what the risk of contracting HIV is after reaching into a bathroom trashcan and removing something that i had accidentally...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThis does not pose a risk. HIV dies once it is outside of the body, hopefully this has taught you a lesson with the worry to wash your hands, most especially when working with feminine products and your genital areas!Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

blood to blood (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES) (HIV FROM TWO HIV NEGATIVES)

If you're having unprotected sex and both of you bleed, can this cause HIV to form, or if you're both clean, will nothing happen?Sex ed never teaches you about how it forms....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Here we have another example of the consequences of abstinence-only sex education! Can there be any doubt we need to bring back science-based sex education?Questioner, HIV is a virus that is transmitted from one infected person to an... Read more »

Blood product contact-HIV risk

Dr Frascino, I have a similar question and a surgical resident, today I was in the OR for almost 8 hrs with a trauma pt, just after we started I felt a wet area over the skin on one of my legs, because I was assiting I did not pay much attention to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Prolonged exposure could theoretically increase the risk of HIV transmission.Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) should be started as soon as possible and no later than 72 hours after an exposure. I would suggest you report the incident... Read more »

Blood on toilet tissue?

Today I used some toilet roll for by behind ,after checking I noticed blood spots on the toilet roll , seemed pretty red I mean it could be from me but to put my mind at rest , if it was from someone who was hiv + who got blood on it in the factory...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,No, you can not get HIV from touching an inanimate object. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid for a prolonged period of time (for example: a blood soaked shirt of a... Read more »
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HAART in Blood vs. Tissue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Medscape, a physician Web site, published this month a study on "HIV" detection in blood vs. tissue. This highly technical paper basically says in patients taking HAART with no detectable viral load, they found plenty of HIV DNA and RNA in rectal... Read more »

HIV May Damage Brain Tissue

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Los Angeles Times Examines Research Surrounding Long-Term Effects of HIV on Brain Tissue

November 8, 2005

The Los Angeles Times on Monday examined research into the long-term effects of HIV on brain tissue (Brink, Los Angeles Times, 11/7). A study... Read more »

Possible HIV transmission/infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello,

Hope someone can enlighten me on this encounter I had.

I've come across a stranger in the men's public toilet on 21 Apr 99, he was 'sort of' stroking his private parts when I went in.

I occupied the adjacent urinal and was just about to ease... Read more »

Blood transmission...scared

Posted by SBGuard, 1 Reply
I'm a 22 year old female and I work as a security guard. A little over two weeks ago, I responded to a fight out in a parking. Two males were fighting (they were hitting each other in the ribs, face, and abdomen-which resulted in a lot of blood-and... Read more »