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HIV Transmission Open Wound

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hiv transmission through open wound

Hello. Back in June of this year, I accidentally brushed my arm with a person's opened wound. I checked and my arm had no blood on it. in addition I had no open cuts or sores/wounds except for a few bedbug bites. since June I've been...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI agree with your doctor there is no way for HIV transmission to occur this way. HIV transmission occurs when there is a direct exchange of body fluid and since you had no cuts or open areas on you there is no way for HIV to enter your body. Be... Read more »

is semen on chapped lips(wound open) considered high risk for HIV transmission?

I have been in paranoia for almost a month regarding my encounter with a guy last April. The day... Read more »

Hiv through open wound from needle prick

I went and tested for hiv at an anonymous site, after 10 weeks post exposure period. My finger was... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vancouver Opens First Authorized Drug Injection Site in Attempt to Curb HIV, Hepatitis C Transmission

North America's first authorized drug injection site for illegal drug users, which supporters say will help curb the spread of diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C, held its official opening on Monday in Vancouver, Canada, Reuters reports... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex Before Circumcision Wounds Are Healed Could Increase Female Partners' Infection Risk, Study Says

HIV-positive men undergoing circumcision might be more likely to transmit the virus to their female partners if they have sex before the circumcision wounds have healed, according to preliminary results from a study being conducted in Uganda and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco, Calif., Mayor Lee Celebrates Opening of City's New Bridge HIV Research Facility

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee officially cut the ribbon to open the San Francisco Department of Public Health's (DPH) new Bridge HIV research facility, which is part of San Francisco's new $9.5 million HIV/AIDS Research Center. "The research that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gates Foundation and Botswana Government Funded AIDS Clinic Opens

The Infectious Disease Control Clinic opened Friday in northern Botswana with the help of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The new clinic will treat thousands of patients who were previously cared for at the Nyangabgwe Hospital in Francistown.... Read more »
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Hiv transmission through contact of vaginal fluid with an open wound?

Posted by neibet, 1 Reply
What is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »

What's the definition of open wound for HIV

Posted by sweetangel, 1 Reply
What's the definition of open wound when it comes to HIV transmission. Does it have to be bleeding? Or how recent to be considered open?

I had sex with my HIV + partner yesterday, He came on my chest but little did I realize that that previous night... 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 »

Toilet Safety/Open Wounds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My son is coming to see us. He has HIV and Chrohns disease and has blood in his stool, my wife has bleeding hemroids and I have had a boil near my butt lanced and is opened to drain. Since we all have something bleeding going on what precautions... Read more »