Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

What Are Four Ways Hiv Is Transmitted

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

One in Four Female Adolescents Is Infected With at Least One Sexually Transmitted Infection, New CDC Study Finds

A new CDC study indicates that one in four (26%) female adolescents in the United States has at least one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Led by CDC's Sara Forhan, the study is the first to examine the combined national... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women With HIV Who Breastfeed Exclusively Longer Than Four Months Have Lower Risk of Transmitting Virus to Infants, Study Shows

"The amount of HIV in an infected mother's breast milk spikes when weaning begins, according to a study published [Wednesday] in Science Translational Medicine," Nature reports. "The findings are likely to add urgency to efforts to ensure that... Read more »
HIV i-Base

AIDS 2012: Four Ways to Find a Cure

Click image to enlarge. While ARVs extend life expectancy by 30 years or more, why is this not the same as for HIV negative people, and will there be a cure? The recent increased focus on these questions, especially in relation to a cure,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

CAN HIV TRANSMIT THIS WAY

Respected Dr,Im worried about an incident happened at message centre one year back.Please advice me whether Im at a risk of HIV or not.At massage centre I was given a small towel to kept on to my penis.After three minutes of body messaging,she...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereNo, 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 from prolonged period of time. In your case, the towel in... Read more »

can hiv be transmitted this way

i know that hiv can not be transmitted through salivia but i was wondering what the chances might be of transmission if someone who is hiv positive spit that may contain traces of blood and they accidentally spit in your eye while talking. and...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
My field is benefits. You need to ask one of the doctors or nurses on this panel that question.... Read more »

can HIV be transmitted this way

Can you be at risk for having HIV if you were to consume urine from a public restroom urinal?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Urine that does not contain visible blood is not considered a risk for HIV transmission. By the way how does one consume urine from a public restroom urinal??? On second thought never mind. I don't really want to know.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Is hiv transmitted by urine this way?

This is probley one of the stupidest questions but I need to ask. Can you get hiv thru wiping with toilet paper with urine on it? Example- the toilet paper dampened by falling in the toilet bowel. I had an experience where I wiped with this damp...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There are no stupid questions.There is no evidence that HIV is transmitted through urine. The urine of infected people contains antibodies to HIV, but no virus has been isolated in urine. It is also unlikely that HIV would survive in the... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 via a nitrous balloon?

Posted by vanessa1013, 3 Replies
Hi there,

Thank you in advance for reading...

I attended a "rave" like party on 8/21/10. At this party, nitrous balloons were being passed around. I took several hits...And now I am wondering if there is any chance I can get HIV from sharing a balloon. Read more »

Four week anniversary...

Posted by Blixer, 5 Replies
Four weeks ago today I got the news that I was HIV positive. Right now that seems almost like forever ago. I logged onto these boards that night when I was having a bit of a panic attack and have found some of the sweetest people on earth. Thanks... Read more »

Just tested positive four days ago.

Posted by PageofCups, 1 Reply


Hi. On June 21st, the summer solstice, Saint Lazarus's feast day (who I just found out that night that some view as the patron saint of HIV/AIDS patients and caregivers), I tested positive for HIV. My partner of five years (as of June 1) has... Read more »