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Under What Conditions Is There Potentially A Risk Of Hiv Transmission By Urine

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potential risk from water splash

Hi Doctor,Please, please answer my question as i am a little ocd about this thingI am very very anxious about this situation that I have. So, a few days ago I had to use a public restroom. It looked clean, but I do not remember looking inside the...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There is no risk here, K from Europe. Infection with HIV requires a number of specific conditions to be met including a sufficient amount of virus (inoculum) getting to target cells which can then be used to propagate the replication of HIV.There... Read more »

A question regarding HIV transmission risk (mere paranoia?)

Dear Dr. Frascino,I have a question regarding potential HIV exposure. My roommate is HIV positive, and I usually have no problem with it (bathroom sharing etc.). However, I am a bit leery sometimes regarding food preparation: Today, while grating...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Concerns similar to yours are quite common in this forum. (Have a look in the archives!) The answer is invariably the same: no risk. Blood in the marinara (or carbonara) or even some special sauce on your Big Mac is not an HIV risk. Unless... Read more »

HIV transmission through an inflammatory condition of the navel - elucidation

Dear Mr Frascino,You wrote to me that my HIV acquisition risk is ''negligible''. What does this mean - should I get tested or not? What do you suggest?Please, elucidate. I have cognizance of your work-load, hence that is the last...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Nick,I do not feel HIV testing is medically warranted; however, if you have difficulty shaking your HIV fears, an HIV test may be helpful psychologically for peace of mind. I continue to recommend you have your navel problem surgically... Read more »

potential transmission

I was at a public bath/sauna in Asia where men were sitting on plastic chairs and washing themselves, including shaving and brushing teeth (including spitting). I was unaware of the risk but I sat down on a tiny chair and felt a saliva like...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It's possible (by a real stretch of the imagination), but there's no evidence that HIV is transmitted this way. Remember, sex and sharing needles are the known routes of transmission for adults. HIV is not transmitted through casual... Read more »
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Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello.
I just felt compelled to share an experience regarding potential HIV expousure through a tiny skin abrasion on the penis. In a trip abroad last year, I topped for a man of unknown status. I wore a condom, but after ejaculation I noticed that... Read more »

Potential Infection Through Natural Skin Condoms

Posted by DathanielTDK, 1 Reply
So here's my situation. Just under a week ago I hooked up with a woman I had never met, she basically coming up to me and asking if I'd like to "go party". I said sure, she told me to meet her in her hotel room. I went and got a condom out of my... Read more »

Potential HIV risks please help

Posted by 613, 3 Replies
OK, Just for clarification, I have considered taking an HIV test when I 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... Read more »

Potential HIV symptoms. Please ADVISE!!!

Posted by arthurriga, 2 Replies
Hello im a 29 year old male and very scared. 
About 6 weeks ago I have had protected sex with a sexual worker while being intoxicated.
She performed oral sex on me for about 15 minutes in a condom. Then I took off the condom and went to... Read more »