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AIDS Infection Risk Touching Scratch On Skin

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standing in front of an hiv infected child with and scratching my skin

I was standing at a quite a distance from the bed of an hiv infected child and then suddenly i felt an itch at my elbow. So I scratched my elbow and a tiny amount of lood oozed out of it. Should I be concerned ?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiNo need to be concerned. HIV is not airborne and you did not have a direct exchange of body from the child. You are fine.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

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... Read more »

Risk of Infection from Scratch Immediately After He Used Restroom

At work today I was giving a can of soda to a young gentlemen... It was about to fall so we both... Read more »
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UNAIDS

60 Million Africans Have Been Touched by AIDS, Says UNAIDS Executive Director

Maputo -- By continuing to devastate Africa's economies, communities, and development, HIV/AIDS has undoubtedly become Africa's biggest challenge. "Sixty million Africans have been touched by AIDS in the most immediate way. They are either living... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Pickett Fences: Pity Lust

Jim Pickett It's been a while since I've totally gone off on a rant. And there's this little incident, actually pretty minor in the grand scheme of things, that nonetheless has just been working my last frayed nerve since it happened. So I'm... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Why Do We Tolerate People Who Are HIV Positive and Spreading the Disease?

"We have all these programs and HIV prevention people are scratching their heads saying, 'How can we help people with HIV?' When it is all said and done it's up to the community to say, 'we just don't want HIV to spread.'" So says Thomas J. Coates,... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Sharing, Caring and Touching Lives . . .

National HIV Testing Day in Atlanta was a great success! Over 1,000 people were tested in four metro locations, including street outreach at Five Points MARTA Station (151 tested); Lindbergh MARTA Station (167 tested); American Red Cross (211... 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 »

Cat Scratch and Undetectable Viral Load

Posted by qqq1, 1 Reply
I recently had an encounter with a guy where pre cum got on my hand and shirt. I found out that he is hiv positive with an undetectable viral load, so he claims. After the incident I believe I washed my hands, but precum was still on my shirt and... Read more »

Precum on fresh scratch

Posted by radger, 1 Reply
Hi, I have asked this question elsewhere but was wondering if anyone else has anything to say about it. I am really really worried :-/

LONG STORY SHORT: Fresh precum from head directly onto fresh scratch between my anus and testicles. risk?

the Whole... Read more »

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 »