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HIV Risk Of Cut On Hand

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The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...through oralsex. Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Even though oral sex is a lower-risk activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is not the onlysexual activity for most people, it is also difficult to single out oral sex asthe definite way...
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At work today i was setting up the coffee machine and when i was sorting out the sugar sachets i noticed blood stains on one of the packets. Have no idea how fresh the blood was. Was i at risk from HIV? I have small paper like cuts on my hands and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV risk is nonexistent. HIV does not survive very long at all outside the body. Relax Max and pour another cup of Starbucks. Thanks for Read more »

healthcare risk after exposure

I sent a question yesterday regarding my risk after getting splashed in the eye with lidocaine while injecting with very little blood, and getting splashed with blood on a 3-4 day old cut on my hand. However, I forgot to ask a question, sorry. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,If the cut was closed, your HCV- and HIV-acquisition risk would be essentially nonexistent. The risk is associated with "non-intact" skin. You can download a copy of the revised guidelines Read more »

Risk from cut finger?

I posed this question already and am hoping you considered it not a problem. Nonetheless I am pretty stressed and would really appreciate your thoughts. Last week I did something really dumb while on holiday here in Thailand. I had a small cut on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...two-and-a-half-day-old, well-healing cut, even if precum were "in the vicinity", but not in direct contact with the cut, OK? You have a greater risk of being gobbled up alive by a crazed Tasmanian devil in heat while shopping on Oxford Street in... Read more »

Risk of HIV?

Hello I was recently in South Africa and was assisting a local african american in making a drum. The man had a small amount of dried blood on his hand and placed it into a bucket of water to wash a goat skin that we were using to make the drum. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This particular the Body forum is exclusively for the discussion of side effects of antiretroviral therapy (HIV treatment). Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
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HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
...any blood or cut places on the barber mans hand. the handshaking took less than 2 seconds. i guess my question is what is my risk here? i have asked repeatedly on other forums and even the doctors forum over at a popular medical website. everyone... Read more »

Potential HIV risks please help

Posted by 613, 3 Replies
...OK, Just for clarification, I have considered taking an HIV test when I get my yearly physical here are my risks 1. Received oral sex from a woman in 2006 (unprotected) 2. fingered the same girl 3. touched blood of 2 different people at Read more »

risk?

Posted by mollyshurtmen, 2 Replies
...underneath the nail on my pinky finger. if she were hiv positive is transmission possible? thanks. i'm freaking out. i washed my hands before she applied nail polish with soap and water. Read more »

Can anyone judge my risk?

Posted by biznoch, 3 Replies
...is a virgin, but of course i cant be 100% sure. She is asian american and immigrated from china ( i have heard this is high risk) . I later experianced a rash that look like claw marks or something, it went away after a few days. what is really... Read more »