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HIV and the Brain

Table of Contents Introduction HIV-Associated Brain Problems Diagnosing HAND Treatment for HAND Help for Memory Problems Taking Care of Yourself Introduction The brain is a very important organ. It controls every function in our bodyand allows us to think, see, feel, touch, hear, smell, and move. The brain andthe spinal cord make up the central nervous system (CNS). While we do not know exactly how it happens, scientists...
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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 »

Massage and hand relief risk

Dear Dr BobIve looked threw the archives under "can you have safer sex" but i cant understand how a massage and mutual masturbation has been classed as low risk? Shouldnt it be no risk? Especially a massage ?The last 4 months ive been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Tony,I am not responsible for what others write, but I can tell you the scientific facts concerning HIV transmission. HIV is not transmitted by massage or mutual masturbation, unless there are extraordinary extenuating circumstances, such as both... Read more »

blood on hands

I was recently exposed to the blood of a known HIV+,HCV+, and HBV+ individual in a health care setting. Only a small amount of blood got on my hand and I had no visible cuts/wounds on my hand (at least that I could see). Immediately after the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It sounds like the information you received was accurate. Your skin--including the skin on your hands--serves as an effective barrier to the bloodborne viruses you describe (HIV and hepatitis B and C) if there are no visible cuts or lesions on the... 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 »
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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 »

Hand job and vaginal fluid am i at risk of HIV?

Posted by Sayed, 1 Reply
Dear Experts,

Please reply my query.I had an exposure last month with sex worker.We did not do any anal/vaginal sex.She only gave me hand job 3 times.In the 2nd episode of hand job she checked her vagina that either her menstrual blood coming or... Read more »

Blood on hands= HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Last week I went to a concert and there a guy busted his head open. I didnt come into contact with him and they took him off to get it checked. A few minutes later I saw him and we shook hands because we thought the band was good. Anyways I noticed... 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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