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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...day. It's normal to be scared, especially if you don't know much about HIV. But that is why it is important to educate yourself: so you don't have to be unnecessarily frightened anymore. That education includes getting an HIV test . It doesn't hurt to be sure you're negative -- in fact, all adults and sexually active teenagers should get tested for HIV periodically, in the same way that you periodically check your cholesterol levels, or...
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Scab on Penis

My husband has had a scab on his penis for quite some time now. it will heal up and then randomly appear again. im starting to worry becuase it seems to be getting larger and in more areas on his shaft. he said its probably from him scratching...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, this could be a sexually related disease. Whether it is or not, since it is a recurrent problem, he needs to have it evaluated without delay. Have him see his primary care doctor or a dermatologist.Dr. Bob Read more »

Possible Occupational Exposure and Testing

Hi - I am a police officer from Australia.17 days ago I attended a car accident where a female passenger in the car received some cuts/scratches to her knuckles in the accident. Her fingers were bleeding quite lightly. After speaking with the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Anxious Officer,Your HIV-transmission risk is nonexistent. HIV testing is not warranted or necessary. Gosh, if HIV were that contagious, it would have wiped out the planet long ago! You certainly Read more »

Can I catch Hepatitis C from scabs on my hand?

I have a few scabs on my hand caused from my kitten adn a recent paper cut. I was goofing off with a friend adn scratched them with my nails and drew blood. I found out they had hepatitis c and im scared. i dont know what symptoms to look for or if...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I think the chance that this is an exposure of concern is extremely low. If it would help to relieve your anxiety, you can get testing at 3 months and if negative, I would not pursue it any further. Read more »

swallow scabs

my cousin swallowed a scab of someone else and i was wondering what are the chances of getting hepatitis c?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not consider this a risk at all. Read more »
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worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...was kind of like sand grinding on my foot,i was wearing slippers,I checked my feet to see if there were any puncture wounds or blood,i didnt see any blood,so i tried to ignore this,but then 20 minutes later i started to become paranoid and i went... Read more »

low risk contact but fever and rash??

Posted by bob111, 2 Replies
...a short amount of time, not sure how much precum was in mouth and had a canker sore in mouth. i had two cold sores that were crusted over and scabbed over below my lower lip, not sure if that was a risk or not. no ejaculate in my mouth. i just... 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 »

Blood Contact - PLEASE HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...or so later), I went home and looked on my shirt. While he was punching me, one of his scabs must have ripped open and some blood got on my shirt. Now I am terrified that I might get HIV. Someone, anyone who has any extended knowledge on this... Read more »