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HIV Risk Touching A Cut

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semen on my penis.

HI DOC, I have a almost dry cut on my left thumb, i mean,when i touch it i can still feel the pain but it is dry and there is no blood coming out of it.the problem is, yesterday I met that girl in a night club and we had sex, we used a condom but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV risk from the "almost dry cut" on your thumb touching a used condom is essentially nonexistent. Your HIV fears are unwarranted.Donation information for the Robert James Frascino AIDS Read more »

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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 »
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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 »
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Domestic Violence and HIV

...result of rape or sexual abuse. If a woman uses drugs, alcohol, or sex to escape the pain of prior abuse, she may be at increased risk of getting infected due to shared needles, unprotected sex, or impaired judgment. Many women with HIV have a... Read more »
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...little. The spoon was in a kitchen drawer at a busy workplace. I'm pretty sure nobody'd touched it for at least an hour. Any risk of HIV if somebody with a cut on their hand touched the spoon an hour before I stuck it in my butt? The Final... Read more »
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hickie and cuts?

Posted by yummychocolate, 1 Reply
...If I got a hickie(which left a red mark on me), and touched a guy's penis(which seemed moist) and then touched a one day old open cut on my lower lip, and he rubbed his own penis(which Read more »

Potential HIV risks please help

Posted by 613, 3 Replies
...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 different times and had no cuts on my hand 4. Wrestled and afraid I got... Read more »

cut and blood ?

Posted by aggdog91, 1 Reply
...my bf got a got a cut from a door he can not tell if its his blood or not or if he even got a cut he does not know what to Read more »

Cut on finger and toilet seat

Posted by xtreme, 1 Reply
...get infected if I had the virus or me getting infected if she had HIV? 2.i went to use the toilet and the tip of my penis touched the the surface of the bowl? does this pose as a risk to hiv or any other stds? thank you Read more »