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Risk of exposure from open wound and saliva

Posted by mantle198, 2 Replies
Hi I'm posting to get a better understanding of my risk exposure and gain some peace of mind, until I wait the 3 month period before I take the HIV test. Recently I had a one night stand with a sex worker, she gave me unprotected oral sex and... Read more »

OPEN WOUND

Posted by anxious92, 3 Replies
1.yesterday, i noticed that i had two little dots that were only like 5 times the size of this . each. and i saw there was a sliver of blood the length of this l and half as wide as this o; now what concerns me is that 16 hours after this, i... Read more »

Hiv transmission through contact of vaginal fluid with an open wound?

Posted by neibet, 1 Reply
What is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »

What's the definition of open wound for HIV

Posted by sweetangel, 1 Reply
What's the definition of open wound when it comes to HIV transmission. Does it have to be bleeding? Or how recent to be considered open?

I had sex with my HIV + partner yesterday, He came on my chest but little did I realize that that previous night... Read more »

Small open wound

Posted by fjallen, 1 Reply
Hi, my question is really specific and I know that it's even a bit paranoid but please take it seriously.
I (of course) know that a casual kiss on the cheek is no risk but is transmission possible if a recently infected person (4-5 weeks) kisses... Read more »
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"Risk from getting open wound and fingerprick touched"

Hi there. I just tested negative ytd 3 months post an unprotected sexual exposure. What I did was the rapid antibody hiv fingerprick test. However because I was very happy ytd i went to a thai girls disco (kind of a self celebration). one of the bar...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There is no risk for the situation you describe. Both your "open wound" and fingerprick were dried up and closed by the time they were touched. That's why I'm using quotation marks. Also, it's not... Read more »

HIV Survival, Fluids On Open Wound!!

Dear Robert,My name is Daniel, and I live in France. I have a question concerning the risk of HIV.I've had a sexual encouter with a another man. As far as I'm concerned it was safe, but due to overwhelming info. and cases concerning HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Daniel,Tu habites en France et tu m'cris en anglais ? Pourquoi ? Alors, je dois prsumer que tu penses que je parle franais comme une vache espagnole.OK, I'll respond in English.1.Oral sex carries a very low risk for HIV transmission. The... Read more »

is semen on chapped lips(wound open) considered high risk for HIV transmission?

I have been in paranoia for almost a month regarding my encounter with a guy last April. The day before we did the thing i already had this chapped lips (open wound and bleeding). the next day, it has "at least somehow subside"(no...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiWe know that oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission,however that does increase when there is open wounds on lips or gums that allow HIV to enter the body. Even with that the chances of HIV transmission occurring is very small but I... Read more »

Open wounds and mucous membranes

Hi Brian!I'm a bit confused over two transmission possibilities of HIV. Many experts agree that an open wound coming in contact with infected semen or vaginal secretions very unlikely could lead to an infection. Considering that mucous...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
It is all a matter of degree. HIV is most efficiently transmitted when the virus comes into contact with a surface that contains the cells that are susceptible to HIV infection, and that these cells, once infected, have an easy access to the... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex Before Circumcision Wounds Are Healed Could Increase Female Partners' Infection Risk, Study Says

HIV-positive men undergoing circumcision might be more likely to transmit the virus to their female partners if they have sex before the circumcision wounds have healed, according to preliminary results from a study being conducted in Uganda and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Daily Antiretroviral Dose Reduces Risk of HIV Infection Among Intravenous Drug Users, Study Shows

"A daily dose of powerful anti-HIV medicine helped cut the risk of infection with the AIDS virus by 49 percent in intravenous drug users [IDUs] in a Bangkok study that showed for the first time such a preventive step can work in this high-risk... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Open-Label Oral PrEP at 4 Doses a Week: Why Zero Infections Does Not Equal 100% Efficacy

One of the most important advances at AIDS 2014 was a late-breaker study on open label use of oral PrEP, presented by Robert Grant from UCSF. 1 The results were important for two reasons. Firstly, participants knew they were receiving active... Read more »
Visual AIDS

Visual AIDS Signs On to an Open Letter to CDC Regarding Testing, Risk of Gay, Bi and Other MSM

CDC Die-In, 1991, Brent Nicholson Earle Open Letter to theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on 2013 MMWR Report on HIVTesting and Risk of US Gay, Bisexual and other MSM [1] : A call to re-evaluatelanguage, methods and... Read more »