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HIV Risk After Touching A Bloody Scab

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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 contact with a patient who claimed he was HIV+. As per usual, universal precautions called for gloves, however, the pt had a pinprick that leaked onto...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

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Thanks for your question,There is no risk from what you're talking about. None.You had no significant openings into your body into which a significant amount of blood entered. Nothing like that in fact. You could make <i>some</i>... Read more »

OCD update - bloody towels, bloody toilet, bloody everything

Dr. Bob,Im one of the paranoid OCD people who seem to swarm to you. HIV is a common fear for... Read more »

HIV from my own semen touching a scab

Is there a possibility of me getting HIVs or any STI from semen from me, touching my own scab that... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

Safer Sex Why Practice Safer Sex? Pregnancy Guidelines Why Latex? Safe Sex Guidelines Lubricant Condoms &amp; Other Safer Sex Devices Types of Condoms ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HBO's "Angels in America" Could Provoke "Bloody" Debate Over Reagan's Handling of AIDS Epidemic, Opinion Piece Says

HBO 's adaptation of Tony Kushner's play "Angels in America ," the first segment of which is set to air on Dec. 7, is a "searing indictment of how the Reagan administration's long silence stoked the plague of AIDS in the 1980s" and "[i]f [it]... Read more »
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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 »

shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
2 years ago at a concert, this guy cut him self in a mosh pit. He shook my hand and had blood on it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either.

What's my risk? Read more »

bloody surface

Posted by adrian18, 1 Reply
Hello,

Yesterday I removed snow from the driveway with a shovel, that wasn't mine.
Outside were about 0 degrees Celsius. The shovel was broken in the middle, and it was held together with some scotch tape.

After 30 minutes of working, in the right hand... Read more »

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 »