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AIDS Infection Risk Touching An Open Scab

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...transmitted orally. These cases are all attributed to ejaculation in the mouth (i.e., exposure to semen, not exposure to vaginal fluid or pre-seminal fluid). If there is infected ejaculate, vaginal fluid, or blood present, the risk for infection is higher. How much does it increase the risk? We can't say for sure. Certainly, not to the level of risk from ejaculation inside an anus or vagina. And we can definitely say that there are only a...
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HIV and HCV raises infection risk??

if i used condoms for both oral and vaginal sex and partner had both hep c and HIV are the odds of contracting both at same time higher than e.g. those of getting HIV alone?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...This is a good question although there aren't very good data on this topic. Some information suggests that HIV infected patients have higher levels of HCV virus in their blood. However, it is not clear that this translates into a higher Read more »

risk of exposure to eyes (EYE EXPOSURE) (SEMEN and EYE CONTACT)

I have read two different responses on your boad about the risk of getting semen in your eyes. I did something stupid and was jerking a guy and when he ejaculated, some go in my eyes. I wiped with a tissue and then immediately rinsed with water. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that's is it possible in any capacity for a man to give hiv or aids to oneself. Like say some of your own cum just a little bit touched a cut that was mostly healed or looks dark red. Basicaly. Can you give yourself HIV? Response from Dr.... Read more »

HIV Infection Risks??

Please comment on some issues that I am concerned about. What is the risk ofHIV infection thru getting a hair cut? If it exists, what would be expected level of preventativepractices for hair care workers? What is the risk of infection thru eating...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...pre-cum, semen, vaginal secretions, blood, orbreastmilk. The virus must get directly into your bloodstream through some fresh cut,open sore, abrasion etc. Transmission must go directly from 1 person to the other veryquickly.....the virus does not... Read more »

hiv or hep from scab

is it possible to get hep b or c or hiv from an infected person by shaking hands if say i had a scab on myne or having them sit on my bedding
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...No, we are only concerned about active blood exposure to an open wound. Dr. M Read more »
Articles
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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision Reduces Men's HIV Infection Risk by 65%, Data Re-Evaluation Says

... Routine male circumcision could reduce a man's risk of HIV infection through heterosexual sex by 65%, according to final data from two NIH -funded studies conducted in Kenya and Uganda Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Daily Oral Antiretroviral Reduces HIV Infection Risk in MSM by 44%, Study Finds

... A study that included nearly 2,500 HIV-negative men and transgender women who have sex with men has shown that a daily dose of Truvada, a pill containing the AIDS drugs Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in the United States: Impact on Lifetime Infection Risk, Clinical Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness

...to identify critical input parameters. In a cohort with a mean age of 34 years, the results showed PrEP reduced lifetime HIV infection risk from 44 percent to 25 percent and increased mean life expectancy from 39.9 to 40.7 years (21.7 to 22.2... Read more »
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A question about risk of infection

Posted by jack949, 2 Replies
Hello, this must sound so stupid it's embarrassing already, but yesterday I was masturbating a woman for about 10 minutes, and after that, without washing my hands I went to have a pee. Now I read on the internet that the head of the penis is where... Read more »

hiv infection risk PLEASE help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
ok a few hours ago i had a bleeding bit at the skin on the bottomcorner of my index finger so i went and got a bandaid. i had just washed the cut and tryed to put the bandaid over it the first time but didnt manage. i then looked again and there... Read more »

Blemishes and scabs- HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I had a low risk exsposure. I have a bunch of little neeldepoint-sized scabs all over my legs and arms, and I have many small light brown blemishes. Are these HIV symptoms? Read more »

Risk of Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...the 16th - 20th. No obvious rash - no obvious swellings - albeit an itchy jawline. What is my risk of being infected with HIV? Should I be tested? Please answer - since then I have been really stressed and afraid. Read more »