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hiv test after dog bite

Dear sir, I had a low risk exposure 11 weeks back (received oral sex from unkknown status girl). I am planning to have an HIV test next week. My problem is, a street dog bite me last week and I am taking anti-rabies injections(5 injection...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
There is a theoretical chance that, with this level of immune activation from the shots, that the first screening test will be falsely positive. However, this will have no effect on the specific confirmatory test that is done to make sure the... Read more »

Frequent bite by dog between HIV & non HIV persons

Hello, i read you response about another instance where a dog bit an infected person and then a... Read more »

human bite (HUMAN BITE 2010)

About 1 month I got bitten by my assitant and he is hiv positive, my finger only bled due to me... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

... Table of Contents Myths About HIV and HIV Treatment Myths About HIV Tests Myths About HIV Transmission Myths About Clinical Trials There are many myths about HIV. A myth is a story or an idea Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...Prevention Information Network (NPIN)Web site , or call NPIN at 1-800-458-5231. To find a testing site near you, visit the National HIV Testing Resources Web site . Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Although HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...been exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that you have been exposed, call your health care provider... Read more »
The Michigan Messenger

Michigan Lawmakers Decry Case Charging HIV-Positive Man With Terrorism for Biting

...tussle in October became an issue of terror when an HIV-positive man was charged with attempted bioterrorism for allegedly biting his neighbor while the two were fighting one another, the Michigan Messenger reports. Several Michigan lawmakers,... Read more »
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Bite the Bullet

Posted by Nailbiting, 2 Replies
...matter. But why start feeling so bad 15 weeks or so after the incident if it is something to do with HIV. I guess I need to bite the bullet and just get tested but man I am scared and part of me doesn't want to know but I need to for my wife and... Read more »

My boyfriend tested hiv+ i think he gave it to me.

Posted by TrueOptimist, 1 Reply
This has been a true nightmare,one that I always kind of thought I would be in and one that for some reason I honestly didn't seem to care much for,one that I thought I could handle,apparently I was very wrong.Now that I am in this situation I am... Read more »

Biting and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ok... I know the sensible thing to do if you have any concerns about HIV is to get tested but I am not sure if I am over reacting or if I have cause for concern... I was kissing a guy whos HIV status I am unaware of and I bit his lip and I believe a... Read more »

mosquito bites??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I heard mosquitoes can't transmit hiv, and I hope its true. Because I was definitely bitten by the same one as an hiv+ person. We were in a small room and there was only one mosquito in there and it bit both of us within about 1 minute. I am scared,... Read more »