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Ways Of Getting Hiv

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Ask the Experts

Alternative way of getting HIV?

I was wondering from time to time, getting HIV is only by sexual contact? Could you get HIV from from contact with the object that might contain germs that hasn't been touched by anyone else?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...HIV isn't only acquired by sexual contact, it's also acquired by contact of infected body fluids (sexual fluids, blood) with mucosal Read more »

my lover has been told that he may have HIV , and I don't know what to do

my lover has been told by his dentist that he may have HIV, I would like to talk to him about this... Read more »

HIV from saliva

HI DR Bob. You have touched on this fairly well but i cant sleep at night and am worried sick.... Read more »
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"I Talk Because": A Better Way to Do HIV/AIDS Awareness Ads

... In case you missed it, on Dec. 7 the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) began airing an HIV prevention public service announcement (PSA) with the tagline, " It's Never Just HIV. " The PSA targets young men who have... Read more »
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HIV Frontlines: In Newark, N.J., an HIV/AIDS Advocate Finds New Ways to Reach LGBT African Americans

... Listen to Audio (49 min.) Download Audio This podcast is a part of the series HIV Frontlines . To subscribe to this series, click here . Welcome. My name is Kellee Terrell and I'm the news editor for Read more »
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What Do You Think Is the Best Way to Fight HIV/AIDS Stigma?

...lives. In fact, because of the ways it creeps into and clouds judgment on other aspects of the epidemic, many who are living with HIV/AIDS and/or working in the field believe that stigma is the greatest barrier to fighting HIV/AIDS. So how do we... Read more »
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A Revolutionary New Way to Fight HIV/AIDS: CCR5 Inhibitors

... From The Body Introduction // Oliver: Learning to Adhere to HIV Meds --> var oliver = new... Read more »
Connect With Others

I want to believe hiv cant be caught this way. but

Posted by nicejack, 3 Replies
...Hi I have a question. I read that shaking hands is NOT a method of getting hiv. Well I shoke hands with a person who has hiv and am fearful that I may have been infected. Heres why, I had a chunk of skin Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...the presence of mind to discard it? I can't understand. Now I have to live with the thought that I may have exposed myself to HIV infection. I mean, the toilet paper which came into contact with the seat actually also came into contact with my... Read more »

HIV Infection

Posted by StanDuminy
...Well, there really is no such thing as safe sex. The only way to ensure not getting HIV from sex is to not have sex-but people can have safer sex. Using condoms properly every time you have sex is the best method Read more »

cd4 count

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...is there any way of getting around having an hiv test? like could i just have my doctor test my cd4 count instead. would you be able to tell from that whether or not it seemed Read more »