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AIDS Infection Risk Getting Scratched

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Nail scratching ((HIV infection)) (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2011)

Hi Dr. Robert,I had sex with a lady that I don't know. I used a cndom, but my concern that she was scratching me with her fingernail, the scratch was in my arm about 1 cm. I am worried that there was a fluid that include HIV under her nail.I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Tom.Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail (break). HIV is not transmitted via nail scratching. See link below.Dr. Bob<a... Read more »

Risk of HIV+ Vet Assistant transmitting to coworkers through animal scratches/bites?

We have an HIV+ Vet Assistant who is very prone to getting scratched and bit. If an animal... Read more »

Scratches from infected person

I was robbed by a transvestite in Brazil, who scratched me his nails while taking my car cd!!!Is... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World AIDS Day Focuses on Gender Inequalities That Lead to Increased Risk of HIV Infection for Women, Girls

AIDS advocates and health workers on Wednesday marked World AIDS Day by focusing on gender inequalities that can lead to an increased risk of HIV infection among women and girls, the AP/Long Island Newsday reports (AP/Long Island Newsday ,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS 2010: Study Finds Microbicide Containing HIV Drug Lowers Infection Risk in Women By 39%

A microbicide gel containing Gilead's HIV drug tenofovir used by women before and after sex has been shown to reduce their risk of HIV infection by nearly 40%, according to a study unveiled at the International AIDS Conference-AIDS 2010 , Reuters ... Read more »
TheBody.com

Getting to Zero Infections Among Young People in the Bronx

For our World AIDS Day 2011 section, we wanted to capture the diversity of the AIDS community. So, we reached out to people across the world -- regular contributors and those who have never written for us before -- and asked them to guest blog.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk of AIDS Rising for Older Adults

The number of those 50 and older infected with HIV is increasing at twice the rate of those under 50, according to experts on aging at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston who are targeting older Americans for safer sex education. More and more... Read more »
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Infection throgh scratches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

Hope someone can advise.

I've always been served by this HIV positive beautician for about 2 years and have not feared for my life before. BUT since 11 Oct 1999, I've been living in fear of contracting HIV.

On that day, while she was massaging... Read more »

For the worried well about Bird scratches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It is impossible to become infected with The HIV Virus from Birds.

Dr. Anonymous 2001

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HIV from Scratch

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
To Whom it May Concern:
Here is my dilemma. A couple of months ago I visited a "titty bar" and received three lap dances. During one of the dances I felt the dancer scratch my neck with her fingernail. Throughout the remainder of our session... Read more »

PLEASE HELP! what are the risk of me getting infected?

Posted by Timeless, 2 Replies
Im a guy and I dated this guy few months back. We had sex more than once, all we did was just oral sex and rubbing our bodies and penis together and french kissing, we never had anal sex, there was once he did ejaculate in my mouth and i swallowed... Read more »