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What Is Considered Casual Contact

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Can you get HIV from coming in contact with a + person's snot?

Okay, I know it's gross, but....if a person is infected, and the caretaker comes into contact with used Kleenex that is still moist, is there a risk of infeciton?Thanks in advance.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There are no cases that I am aware of where HIV was transmitted that way.MH Read more »

Please answer Dr. Bob (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

This may sound naive but I was wondering, I have a new woman who just joined at our office and I... Read more »

Im so scared (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

I am 29 years old with 3 children and a husband. I just found out today that my father who has been... Read more »
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Alabama: HIV Inmates to Get More Contact With Other Inmates, Commissioner Says

... New policy changes will allow segregated HIV-positive inmates in Alabama's prison system to have more contact with the general inmate population, Corrections Commissioner Richard Allen said Wednesday. Alabama segregates HIV-positive inmates Read more »
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Connect With Others

transmission throgh food?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...food, does the person who eats the food(without being aware of the blood) run into risks? Is it still considered to be casual contact? Is the mucous membrane in mouth easily infected? Read more »

New Baby

Posted by jayinpdx, 3 Replies
My sister just had a new baby. Unfortunatly I am not allowed to hold him because she is afraid that he will get HIV from me. I have told her time and again that that is not the way it works. That you cant get this simply from touching or kissing... Read more »

Contact dermatitis

Posted by Anonymous
...There is so many HIV rash's im aware but is this one, contact dermatitis one of them ? please help me please ? Read more »

What types of contacts & levels of contacts since?

Posted by Anonymous
... What types of contacts and levels of contacts have you had since getting tested?... Did you hold hands? Did you hug? Did you kiss? Did you...? Oh my Read more »