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Is There Anyone Who Has Been Infected Through A Scratch

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Scratches from infected person

I was robbed by a transvestite in Brazil, who scratched me his nails while taking my car cd!!!Is there risk on being infected?
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...There should be no risk of getting HIV from a scratch.BJ Read more »

HIV transmission through Needle Scratch (not stick)?

First off Dr. Bob - thank you so much for this resource - you are truly inspirational!! :) OK now... Read more »

Baby Scratches

Hello Dr McGovern,My five month old baby manages to scratch himself and others no matter how often... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, August 10, 2010

...sores have to be present in order for me to become infected? STRANGE BUT TRUE   Head-Over-Heels Infected ? I scratched myself on the leg with the heel of my own shoe, and the scratch is red and puffy. The day before, I remember... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...don't touch anyone else. You should also be careful not to spread molluscum to different parts of your body. Be careful not to scratch the lesions or to cut them while shaving. Some health care providers think that using an electric shaver helps... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...piercing? Can HIV be transmitted by kissing? Can HIV be transmitted by human bite? Can HIV be transmitted by being scratched? Can HIV be transmitted by being spit on by an HIV-infected person? Can I get HIV from casual contact... Read more »
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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...inflamed nerve. Small blisters form and fill with fluid. Later they break open and develop crusty scabs. If the blisters are scratched, someone with shingles might develop a skin infection. This could require treatment with antibiotics and might... Read more »
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Infection throgh scratches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... On that day, while she was massaging my face, the phone rang and she was distracted. As a result of this distraction, she scratched forcefully (with her finger nails) onto the back of my neck/nape. It was very painful indeed and I asked to have... Read more »

Scratching a cut and sex

Posted by grcboy30, 1 Reply
...gential area before discarded condom. I can't remember if I washed my hands and am a little worried if after (5-10 mins) I scratched a scab on my leg. I can't remember if I did or not. It didn't bleed profusely, it could have a bit because the... Read more »

Vaginal secretions, shaving and scratching

Posted by grcboy30 ankle and so folliculitis has occured on my right shin as a side effect of topical cortisteroid treatment. I can remember scratching my leg (it gets so itchy) afterward, however if I did, what are the chances of contracting HIV this way as... Read more »

HIV from Scratch

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...dilemma. A couple of months ago I visited a "titty bar" and received three lap dances. During one of the dances I felt the dancer scratch my neck with her fingernail. Throughout the remainder of our session together she kissed that area... Read more »