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HIV Infection Risk Scratching Someone

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...directly absorbed through the mucous membranes that line the vagina and cervix. In men, HIV can enter the body through the urethra (the opening at the tip of the penis) or through small cuts or open sores on the penis. Risk for HIV infection increases if you or a partner has a sexually transmitted disease (STD). See also " Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? " Not having (abstaining from) sex is the...
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Risk of infection and HIV

I read a question to Dr.Boyle about aman in CT who can't get a hip replacement because his CD4 count isnt 200 . Ilive in ny yorl and my orthopedic surgeon will not replace my hip unless my CD4 count is 400 . It was 391 and he refused saying a count...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
To my knowledge there is no CD4 criteria for performing necessary surgery in HIV+ persons. A level of 400 is arbitrary with no clear biologic justification. The risk for post surgical infection and outcomes in general for HIV+ patients is close to... Read more »

VERY SCARED ABOUT POSSIBLE RISK OF INFECTION FROM SAFETY PIN

Dear Dr, I was helping out at my kid's school show the other night, whilst cleaning up the clothes etc.. I got jabbed with a safety pin which had been left opened(been used to pin ribbon onto clothes), I didn't bleed but I did get a scratch on the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not seek testing for this safety pin prick. Yes, I think you may be correct that you have extreme worries about these infections. You may want to discuss these anxieties with your own personal physician. You may also want to think about... Read more »

Infection of HIV/HCV through a saliva-blood contact

Dear doc,Some days ago I did a scratch with small bleeding that got in direct contact with a large amount of saliva from a HIV/HCV potential infected individual. I only cleaned the saliva of the guy with my shirtand half an hour later put some...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not necessarily recommend testing for this kind of exposure. If you have anxiety however, testing is always reasonable to relieve tension. 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
Hi. Thank you for your questions.HIV is NOT transmitted through any form of casual contact, including gettinga haircut, working in a kitchen, using bathrooms etc. Let me review with youhow HIV is, and is not, transmitted.Blood, pre-cum, semen,... Read more »
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Male Circumcision Reduces Men's HIV Infection Risk by 65%, Data Re-Evaluation Says

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...Truvada or a placebo pill, according to a NIAID-NIH press release . Over an average of 14 months, participants received monthly HIV infection evaluations. "In addition, all participants were routinely counseled about safe sex practices and... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Risk of Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, I am really worried about stuff. A few months ago I had sex with a prostitute (I used a condom) and about thirty days later I had some symptoms. These were profuse runny nose, sore throat, phlegmy cough and fatigue. I also had a mouth ulcer. ... Read more »

Is this a HUGE risk for HIV infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Receptive anal intercourse that consisted of a couple of entries in and out and without ejacuation? Read more »