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What Is The Risk Of Getting AIDS From Shaking Hands

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? Can I get HIV from injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been infected with HIV from being stuck by needles in non-health care settings? Are lesbians or other...
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stressful hand shake.,.,please helppp.,

i was in th meeting this morning with several Arab people.,after the meeting i hand shake with each and everyone of them.,but all of a sudden my nose got itchy so i inserted my small finger inside my nose,.after that i realized that the hands that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. By the way, sweat does not transmit HIV!I'd recommend you keep your fingers out of your nose. Not Read more »

HIV and Air Donating where answered or not

I have searched the archives, and Have found some ref. to this,but could you please help me? how long does HIV stay infectius after cumming? if i guy jacks off and cums, wipes off with a towel,gets dressed and then cums and shake my hand which had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...temperature and humidity, viral load, amount of ejaculate, etc. However, in the scenario you mention above, your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent, OK?By the way, would't it be more polite to shake hands before doing the dance with no... Read more »

worried sick about HIV risk and symptoms

Dear Dr. Franscino,I am very worried about my potential exposure to HIV and worried that the symptoms I had suffered are a sign of ARS.On my way to a clinic in West Hollywood I had noticed I had a bleeding cuticle. I noticed the bleeding about 5...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Franscino. So, you can just call me Dr. Bob. Shaking hands with "a couple of gentlemen" at a West Hollywood clinic is not a risk for acquiring HIV, even if you had a bleeding cuticle! Would you freak out if you shook my hand. I, too am HIV... Read more »

Truth about oral sex and hiv - mixed messages received from a test counselor (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX, 2010)

I have been tested at 3 months, 6 months and a year all negative. I was told that I should test up until six months from a possible exposure. The year test was the start of yearly testing I want to begin as part of my routine exams. I also tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...read much more about this controversy and conundrum in the archives of this forum.Regarding the HIV transmission/acquisition risk of oral sex, I do not agree with the information given by the counselor. See below.Dr. BobPlease post this... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

...Fact Sheet 494 has more information on individual drugs and HIV. Drug and alcohol treatment to stop drug use can lower your risk of HIV infection. Injection and Infection HIV infection spreads easily when people share equipment to use drugs.... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...this practice does not have FDA approval. Stavudine does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Dosage Form/Administration Always take this medication as your doctor... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Talking to Youth About HIV/AIDS

...Young people need information, skills, and support to protect themselves from HIV. Positive communication about sexuality and risky behaviors can have a profound influence in helping young people to establish individual values and in making... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...first antibody tests to determine the presence of the virus. These tests were put to valuable use testing blood supplies and at-risk patients. Researchers also worked to develop the first anti-HIV medication, called AZT, which had a recommended... Read more »
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shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
...it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either. What's my risk? Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick Read more »

please put my mind at rest!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi all, I know the story I will explain is low risk I just want to double check with all of you that im fine! I was in africa volunteering, and cut my finger with a razor blade Read more »

I hope my throat problem is anxiety not HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have been worrying sick about HIV, but I havent had any kind of sex, shared needles, or had a transfusion. My throat feels life the sides rub together when I swallow. Read more »