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can you get hiv from smoking a cigarette

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Please refer to this nih article. Aids education prev. 2009 june; 21 (3 suppl): 28-39.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Low risk, but the: Practice of smoking discarded butts is a very bad idea. You are exposing yourself to many infections, e.g., herpes, infectious mono, helicobacter, hpv ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Smoking: Hookah is like smoking and you can die from smoking it as you would from cigarettes. E cigarettes have less of the toxins but still have undisclosed c ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Mostly the same ones: you get from cigarettes you DON'T pick up off the ground. I am going to assume you have a computer and pay for an internet service, so I am concerned ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: The microbe is extremely fragile.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: If you had unprotected sex with that person you can get it. Also, if you performed unprotected oral sex on a male partner with it you can get a gonoc ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
No: It's statistically impossible to contract HIV from sharing a drink or smoke or toilet seat or bus seat or the air we breathe.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Its possible: If the other person has a cold sore you could pick up the virus on your mouth or lips.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably note: Oral cancers that are due to smoking are the result of chronic irritation from daily exposure to the toxins in cigarettes or smokeless tobacco. This ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
hives: Are not likely to be related to smoking.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably: Smoking is addicting. If you are around a lot of smokers, you might be inclined to smoke yourself. Obviously, you are not addicted to smoking until ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Apparently not.: Studies have started to show that marijuana appears to fight cancer rather than cause it. Studies in california have appaently demonstrated that mar ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tyson
26 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Oral cancer from "carcinogens" in the smoke which still contact and "injure" the mouth, nose, as well as potential damage from heat.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: Hiv is obtained through seminal fluids or blood. Unless you are smoking a blood-laden or semen-laden cigarette, you are at no risk. Saliva will not tr ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not known: It takes years for cancer to develop and electronic cigarettes have not been around long enough. However, no good can come from using any tobacco prod ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Odds are tiny, BUT: there are things you can get if the cigarette has enough of the smoker's saliva on it. For one thing, oral herpesvirus infections, which can cause ev ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: Smoke is a bronchial irritant, and could definitely contribute to airway inflammation ("bronchitis.").
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Nelson
44 years experience Critical Care
No: Smoking predisposes to many chronic lung, heart, and blood vessel complications and smoking-related lung disease such as emphysema or chronic bronchit ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Fresh air.: You need to get clean air into your system in that situation. Get away from the smokers and breathe some clean air.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: One can get high from second hand marijuana smoke, if he is in an enclosed space with a smoking person for a long enough time. The amount of active in ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Smoking headache: Try not to smoke - then you will not get a headache.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Roth
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It is not likely that you will be able to obtain the euphoric high related to smoking heroin. That being said, if the person does not inhale deeply, o ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No: This is not a common means of transmission of hepatitis. Highly unlikely.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
No: Stds are not spread by that small of amount of saliva on an inanimate object like a cigarette. They are spread by infectedbody secretions but saliva ... Read More
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