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Is There Anyone Who Has Been Infected Through A Scratch

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Risk of Infection from Scratch Immediately After He Used Restroom

At work today I was giving a can of soda to a young gentlemen... It was about to fall so we both went in to grab it at the same time. While doing so, he scratched my knuckle. This was immediately after he got out of the restroom (did not hear him...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There is <b>no risk</b> from the situation you're talking about. None.Let me correct a piece of misinformation. You said "scratching is not generally considered a means of infection." Scratching is... Read more »

Nail scratching ((HIV infection)) (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2011)

Hi Dr. Robert,I had sex with a lady that I don't know. I used a cndom, but my concern that she... Read more »

standing in front of an hiv infected child with and scratching my skin

I was standing at a quite a distance from the bed of an hiv infected child and then suddenly i felt... Read more »
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Pickett Fences: Pity Lust

Jim Pickett It's been a while since I've totally gone off on a rant. And there's this little incident, actually pretty minor in the grand scheme of things, that nonetheless has just been working my last frayed nerve since it happened. So I'm... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Why Do We Tolerate People Who Are HIV Positive and Spreading the Disease?

"We have all these programs and HIV prevention people are scratching their heads saying, 'How can we help people with HIV?' When it is all said and done it's up to the community to say, 'we just don't want HIV to spread.'" So says Thomas J. Coates,... Read more »
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A New Way to Fight HIV: CCR5 Inhibitors

The past year has brought so many new drug approvals that even some HIV experts are scratching their heads as they try to figure out how all of these meds work and how they can best be used to treat people with HIV. Today, we're going to look at... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Alberta Syphilis Awareness Campaign Scratched by Health Minister

Health Minister Ron Liepert said Thursday he does not support a general syphilis education campaign in Alberta, where some public health experts believe the disease has reached a critical level. Syphilis rates in Alberta began to rise in 2005.... Read more »
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Infection throgh scratches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

Hope someone can advise.

I've always been served by this HIV positive beautician for about 2 years and have not feared for my life before. BUT since 11 Oct 1999, I've been living in fear of contracting HIV.

On that day, while she was massaging... Read more »

Scratches and Calluses

Posted by nothingnew76, 1 Reply
Long story short, I gave a guy a handjob and got his semen on my hand. I used hand sanitizer immediately after. I didn't have any bleeding cuts or sores, but afterwards I noticed a small, non-bleeding scratch on my palm and thought about the... Read more »

scratched by a needle

Posted by adam8888, 1 Reply
i work as a GP at the airport quarantine, i accidently got pricked (actually scratched) by a needle after giving an african patient an IM injection
i don't know his hiv status
the needle didn't have any visible blood on it , &amp; the injury was... Read more »

HIV from Scratch

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
To Whom it May Concern:
Here is my 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... Read more »