Mar 14, 2010
Hi, Dr Bob!
I sent an anvelope postal mail..it came back? I was wondering it if was me having a temporary bout of Dyslexia or soemthing. Could I please get a mailing address (I know it's probably here a million times, though).
My question is (and I will try to keep my grammer correct!) A superficial needle scratch. Maybe not enough to break the skin, but enough to make a red mark or sort of puffy. Maybe even a little red dot.
Is that enough to transmit HIV..or anything?
Thank you! (I hope you are having better weather than us in the North East right now!)
| Response from Dr. Frascino
The general terminology is that non-intact skin could pose a risk. A superficial scratch that does not break the skin would not be considered a potential risk for HIV acquisition.
Donation information for The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on the foundation's Web site at (www.concertedeffort.org). The foundation's address is:
The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation 1000 Fremont Avenue, Suite 145 Los Altos, CA 94024
I think we tend to always have better weather than the Northeast!
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