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HIV transmission through torn skin

Jan 6, 2009

Dr bob! I'm agonized by the wait and decide to post this question with a donation for good karma.

I've had protected sexual contact with a sex worker 3 weeks ago and while i was removing the condom, the broken skin on my index finger (i could see white flesh underneath the flap of detached skin and feeling pain) came into contact with her secretions on the condom. I'm now experiencing itchy isolated rashes over my body that will go away by itself in a few hours and reappear at other spots. Is it possible for HIV to infect me with that exposure?

Response from Dr. Frascino


Your HIV-acquisition risk would be remote at best. A single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark will give you a conclusive result one way or the other.

Thank you for your donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ( In return I'm sending you my good-luck/good-health karma that your definitive three-month HIV test is negative. I highly suspect it will indeed be negative.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob

please..doc..the STD people in my town are so inconsistent!

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