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HIV Risk Of Scratching Someone

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massage, scratch, hiv risk - 40 dollar donation will be made

Doctor,Please help me. The other day I went for a massage. THe massage was "sensual" although no sex (hand job, oral or intercourse of an kind occured). When I went I was getting massaged, I noticed several scratchs on the side of my leg. THey were...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Relax Max. Your rub-a-dub-dub at the "naughty" place did not put you at risk for HIV acquisition. I see no cause for worry or HIV testing.Be well. Happy Holidays!Dr. Bob Read more »

Risk of HIV+ Vet Assistant transmitting to coworkers through animal scratches/bites?

We have an HIV+ Vet Assistant who is very prone to getting scratched and bit. If an animal... Read more »

life of HIV

if the human nails scratches the HIV+ person what is the exact life of HIV virus on the nails. Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... Read more »
The Body

Women and HIV in the U.S.: A Focus on A&PI Women

...women incarcerated for knowingly transmitting the virus is also increasing. If you are thinking what I am thinking, you are scratching your head in confusion and frustration too. Ultimately, the neglect in prevention and care for women is a... Read more »
The Body PRO

Jens Lundgren, M.D., Discusses New Findings Regarding MI Risk of Specific Antiretrovirals

...signal is more immediate, and then it sustains as long as you stay on the drug, in the same magnitude -- around a doubling [of risk] after five years. Bonnie Goldman: So the risk doesn't dissolve over time. Jens Lundgren: No,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...cases of shingles are believed to be a sign of immune restoration syndrome (see Fact Sheet 483 ). Having HIV increases the risk of complications from shingles. These include pain (post herpetic neuralgia.) Also, if you notice any blurred... Read more »
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hiv risks?

Posted by ben7206, 3 Replies
...hand in my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one of these times? 2.(feb 27) went 2 use bathroom, put bookbag on ground n dint touch any part of... Read more »

are there any risks below? PLZ answer

Posted by kljhkfdjhselfjd, 1 Reply
...hand in my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one of these times? 2.(feb 27) went 2 use bathroom, put bookbag on ground n dint touch any part... Read more »

hiv from fingering a woman?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...next day the "scratch" is now scabbing over. since it wasnt scabbed over while i was fingering her would it be possible for hiv to enter through the scratch? or is it only possible for deep wounds on fingers? 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 »