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Hiv is difficult to catch

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
It's difficult but..: Having unprotected passive anal intercourse with an HIV positive man not taking treatment gives you about a 1% chance per event of catching the virus.... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
HIV: Onset of symptoms, if they occur at all, will be somewhat variable, but generally occurs in the first 2-4 weeks after infection.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Unprotected sex, IDU: Hiv infection is acquired through unprotected sex, injection drug use, or transfusion of hiv-infected blood products. As HIV infection progresses unt... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Yes: The amount of lubrication has no correlation to risk of HIV transmission.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Depends: It greatly depends on how high risk the woman was; commercial sex worker? Iv drug use? How many sexual partners? Nature of sexual intercourse? If you ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Unlikely: Depends on what was in the trash. Unless there was blood stained materials or excrement in the trash you are not at risk.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Good: If sexually active without a condom, pretty darn high.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No risk at all: Nobody ever catches HIV from blood or body fluids in the environment. Don't worry about it. The virus dies quickly when outside the body, especially w... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 44 years experience
Possible but remote: Theoretically yes but assuming that the blade was used on an HIV infected person whose skin was cut by the blade and the blood on the blade was trans... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: I am not sure what you would do with urine to think that HIV could be spread through it. The answer is no even if you drink it.

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