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HIV Risk Of Touching An Open 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 »

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... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

if tip of penis just touches opening of penis???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If the tip of my penis went between someones crack and touched the opening of the anal wall without a condom, is it possible to get hiv from this, and if so, what are the odds of it happening. I am circumsized and live in oklahoma, if that has... 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 »