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What Is The Risk Of Picking Your Nose

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Any risk from sharing nasal spray

Do you think there is any chance of transmission from sharing nasal spray with someone whose HIV status you don't know? I did it just once, but right after he had used the nasal spray in his nose.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...cases of HIV transmission linked to any type of nasal discharges or secretions, realistically speaking, you would not be at risk of infection for HIV by sharing nasal spray. But since other infectious diseases can be transmitted through nasal... Read more »

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... Read more »

HCV risk?

I recently took a two or three marijuana tokes from a pipe that I think had been used for crack and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...true for infections related to the lungs. This is a risk for smoking marijuana as well as tobacco. Having HIV increases the risk of chronic lung disease. Smoking can interfere with processing of medications by the liver. It can also worsen liver... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...if your CD4 cell count is over 200. Which Vaccinations Are Recommended? Pneumonia: Having HIV greatly increases your risk of developing pneumococcal pneumonia. The vaccine takes 2 or 3 weeks to become effective. The protection lasts... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...transmitted diseases . Lubricant Use of lubricants can make sexual penetration more comfortable and may also help reduce the risk of condom breakage during sex. With latex condoms, however, be sure to use a water-based lubricant. Do not use... Read more »
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Bloody Nose While Kissing

Posted by Sharpie, 1 Reply
...around the upper lip and nose area. While he says he is negative, I want to be sure if I should get tested or not. Is there a risk here? I am not 100% certain if his blood entered my mouth or nose. Best, Read more »

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 »

judgement lapse / risk assessment?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hey. I had unprotected insertive anal about 5-6 weeks ago for about 20-30 seconds (truly), because the guy came. I know the risks (6.5 in 10,000, etc.) and should not have done this. This week I have been feeling tired, weak and a slight post... Read more »

Oral sex---What is the risk???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...female) with an old flame who I know had many partners. He told me he has always used protection, but I am wondering what my risk is for this stupid act. He said he was clean. I was in lust and wasn't thinking straight. He didn't cum in my... Read more »