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What Is The Risk Of Getting HIV From Picking Your Nose

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nose secretions mixed into food. (NASAL MUCOUS AND HIV, 2009)

Dr. Bob, One of my friend who is HIV positive, i invited him and he was eating spicy food, so his nose was leaking, so he used his left hand finger to clear the nose, and was using the same left hand with a spoonto take the curry from the bowl. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...spoon and into your curry are remote at best. 2.Nasal mucous that does not contain visible blood is not an HIV-transmission risk.3.Absolutely nothing (including HIV) survives in a spicy curry!So relax Max! If your buddy's boogers wound up in the... Read more »

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Fingering & HIV infection(Via Nose)

Posted by chirs, 3 Replies
...accidently used the same finger to dig his nose(after 1 mins). Can HIV get transmitted via nose(mucus membranes)? What's the risk if no cuts or wounds found inside nose while subject A digged his nose? How servere is this case? Is there any... Read more »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
...transmission possible? (I didn't have a bloody nose or anything) Thank you. I'm freaking out over this. Is it a potential risk or am I just paranoid? Read more »

Risk of Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...happened mid-February, around the 16th - 20th. No obvious rash - no obvious swellings - albeit an itchy jawline. What is my risk of being infected with HIV? Should I be tested? Please answer - since then I have been really stressed and afraid.... Read more »

Can Semen In Nose Cause HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...past thur. i caught a cold which included a stuffy, runny nose, sore throat etc. i had taken otc drugs like, robotussin, afrin nasal spray and advil for overall discomfort. right away i thought i was showing signs of hiv until my little... Read more »