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What Is Defined As Casual Contact

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defining casual contact

please, tell me if the term "casual contact" includes individuals who come across inflected fluids, such as blood on a door handle or elevator button; if these indivduals had an open wound or got the infected fluid into their mouth, would that still...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...needles and syringes with someone who has HIV 3) Mother-to-infant: during birth or through breast feeding Even if you came into contact with blood on a door handle, it is very unlikely that you would become infected with HIV because:1) The blood... Read more »

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... 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 »
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Cedarburg, Wis., Will Contact Families Opting Out of Sex Education: District to Verify Parents' Intent After Policy Change

...Instruction has told the Cedarburg School Board that its opt-in policy may face a legal challenge. The school board decided to contact the parents of the 111 students after a vote to return to the opt-out policy was defeated last week. Rep.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Annan to Contact Libyan Government Over Death Sentences of Bulgarian Workers Accused of Infecting Children With HIV

...U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Tuesday said he plans to contact the Libyan government "at a high level" to discuss a Libyan court verdict sentencing six Bulgarian health care workers and a Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Army Hospital Contacts Hundreds in Insulin Scare

... A spokesperson for the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso said that by midday Friday, officials had contacted nearly 300 patients who may have been exposed to blood-borne infections such as hepatitis and HIV after receiving improper Read more »
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Contact President Obama for funding

Posted by new2this2010, 1 Reply
...Eradication research, we all may benefit one day if he sees the possibilities that this will create for HIV. Please lets all contact President Obama, he is the one person that can make some sort of change and increase funding to HELP US ALL. ... 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 »

Casual contact?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone knows if someone has been infected by casual contact? I mean, someone getting infected even tough he/she never had unprotected anal, vaginal or swallowing semen? I mean, casual contact Read more »