Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

HIV Infection Risk Touching An Open Scab

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

picking a scab open, please answer

Hello Dr. Shannon,Sry for asking more than 1 time, my english is bad, Im trying to be specific and there has been no answer yet.I had a situation where a person was picking a scab, it was open in the middle and dry on edges( it had maybe a little...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiTransmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid from prolonged period of time. All of the instances that you have described pose no risk for HIV transmission. Be well and stay safe,... Read more »

Contact with a patient with HIV, fresh blood touched my scab

Hello Erik! Thanks for answering our questions. I work as a technician in surgery and came in... Read more »

"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... Read more »
Articles
TheBody.com

This Positive Life: Marco Benjamin Lives Openly -- And On the Open Road

If you have seen an 18-wheel truck with a huge condom on the side driving through your town, then you may have seen Marco Benjamin. Diagnosed with HIV at 27 while working at an architectural firm, Marco left that job within a year to pursue a life... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Secret Love Cheats Pose a Greater Infection Risk Than Those in Open Sexual Relationships

University of Michigan (UM) researchers found lower condom use and higher drug and alcohol use among people who reported being sexually unfaithful while in a committed monogamous relationship. In a study of 1,647 people who responded to an online... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

As HIV Vaccine Conference Opens, Experts Appeal for Sustained Commitment to Global Fight Against Disease

Experts, gathered for the start of a four-day conference on HIV vaccines in Paris, called upon donors to maintain their funding support for the fight against HIV/AIDS despite the global economy, Agence France-Presse reports. "The financial crisis... Read more »
Connect With Others

Fingerring and touching anus opening

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Please help me I am making myself sick with worry. I Fingered a girl of unknown HIV status (not inside her but just the vulva). She briefly rubbed her vagina. About 10 minutes later she pressed my anal opening with the same finger. Is there a risk... Read more »

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 »

Risk of HIV infection from nail salon?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I've frequented the same nail salon from summer of 2002 until winter of 2005. It's somewhat clean, with the pedicure tubs being washed after each use, but they don't regularly sterilize the clippers or electrical buffer/filer cylinders after each... 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 »