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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can purchase them without a prescription in some pharmacies in some states such as California. Needle exchanges and other harm reduction programs can sometimes also provide you with cotton, alcohol swabs, sterile...
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Cuts on Hands - Risk of Infection

When you say cut, I have heard the word "fresh cut" - what does this mean? Can you get infected through "nicks" in the skin that do not bleed?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
The only data I can refer to in responding to your question involve a case of a mother with severe excema on her hands who cared at home for her son with AIDS, and didn't wear gloves in contact with body fluids. She became infected, presumably... Read more »

percentage of transmitting HIV infected blood thru a cut on hands

To Doctor Bob.I am a nurse with patient newly diagnosed with HIV. Before he had this diagnosis, i happen to obtain blood samples from him to be send to laboratory for some routine tests.and by accident, some blood spilled on my cut hands. i have a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.All occupational exposures should be reported to your occupational health division so that the incident can be documented and the exposure evaluated and treated if needed. If you had done this, you wouldn't be panicking now, as you would... Read more »

HIV Infection via Hand Job and Kissing in Manstrual blood

I hired a bar girl in Bangkok 3 days back and I donot have the condemn as I did not intend to have sex. I did not touch her vagina, no frenck kiss, or sucking of boobs/vagina, and neither she had any. I only had few kisses over her mouth and other...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Stressed John,You hired a bar girl for a "one night in Bangkok" experience and didn't have a condom because you "did not intend to have sex"???? You really weren't planning to bang cock in Bangkok? Hmm. Hard to... Read more »

worried about hepitits- Hands are raw and I fear risk of infection

Hi, I wash my hands many times a day and have done so for many many years. Unfortunately, this has caused them to be red, sore, dry, and after such a long time, the skin has seemed to become loose and raw. My skin has the appearance of an old...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There are several things you can do to alleviate some of your concerns:1. I would see a dermatologist since you may have a condition called dishydrotic eczema which can lead to severe chaffing of hands. This can improve greatly with topical... Read more »
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stabbed myself with paperclip: risk of infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

while getting a HIV test at a clinic, I had to use the rest room.

The key to the restroom was on an improvised keychain made from twisted paperclips.

I managed to stab myself in the thumb with the the sharp end of a paperclip as I was using the... Read more »

HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »

hand job by prostitute

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I received a hand job from a prostitute. Can I get HIV/STD's from this. I am in an exclusive relationship, we don't wear condoms, do I need to be tested before my girlfriend and I have sex. I am really worried...

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