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Terms Used in This Fact Sheet Antiretroviral: A medication that prevents a retrovirus, such as HIV, from making copies of itself. Anti-HIV medications are also called antiretrovirals. Antiretroviral therapy (ART): The recommended treatment for HIV. ART involves taking a combination of three or more anti-HIV medications from at least two different drug classes every day to control the virus. CD4 count: The number of CD4 cells in a sample...
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Hiv by bed sheets

Hi, I'm a 13 year old boy and I'm in a panic and paranoid. Can you get HIV from a bed sheet with dried blood or dried semen on it.( I need a yes or no answer with facts or examples please) I had stay at a Best Western Hotel on 11/08/13...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiNot to worry!You cannot 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 timeHIV transmission can only occur when... Read more »

Paranoid Over Bed Sheets

The Body:Thank-you so much for the wonderful work you do answering the questions of all us worriers. I have a question regarding dried blood on hotel room sheets. Normally, I check the linens out before I sleep, but I failed to do so last night....
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There is no risk from the situation you're talking about. Dried blood does not transmit HIV. And while dried blood <i>can</i> transmit Hepatitis B and C, it would still need to get inside your body.... Read more »

Found blood on pillow in hotel,could I catch a STD?

Dear Doctor,About 2 years ago my friends and I went on vacation and stayed at a motel. After waking up in the morning I realized that there was alot of dried blood on the pillow itself that I had slept on but not the pillow case. My question is is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Was the name on the motel sign "Bates Motel" and did the proprietor look anything like Tony Perkins? OK, never mind. No, you are not at any risk from sleeping on the bloody pillow. Relax, no testing is warranted or recommended.What I... Read more »

HIV or other blood transmitted disease

HelloLast week I went to stay at a hotel. I used the hairdryer that was kept in a drawer. Now the hairdryer had a sharp bit of plastic at the front. While using it I accidentally scratched myself with it. I'm worried what if somebody else who...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Doesn't sound like a risky situation at all. There's the fact that HIV dies after being outside the human body for very long. Then with that and other STDs, that bit of hard plastic would've needed to have... Read more »
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HIV from bed sheets?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi!

I'm just wondering if there's any possibility to get HIV from bed sheets. I've slept in crappy hostels where they don't change sheets every day (I got crabs from one of the hostel beds I slept in!). If the person who slept in the bed before me... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted this way?

Posted by jacob123, 2 Replies
I know ive asked a similar question but it still paranoids me. Lets say a s small amount of HIV+ blood went in the water(not visible). Then 10 minutes later, someone drinks that water. What are the chances of catching HIV? Because i was playing... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through nose-mucousmembrane

Posted by madeinkorea, 1 Reply
Hi All,
Can HIV be transmitted through nose mucous membranes?
My exposure was, accidental nose picking with unknown person's blood in my fingers? Only after the nose picking incident I realized that the person I had handshake was bleeding and I was... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

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