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Urgent: Dog bit my aunt after biting my AIDS worker

Dear Dr. Bob, hello, i have one dog bit my aunt. before he bit my aunt,he was biting my worker who have AIDS worker. when she was sitting on chair, my dog bit her ankle. then blood came out. few day ago, my aunt came to visited me. it was the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...my worker?" Nope!"Can my dog get AIDS from my worker?" Nope!Your fears are completely unwarranted. HIV is not spread via dog bites and dogs cannot contract "Human" Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Now let me ask you a question. What's up with Cujo?... Read more »

Urgent: Dog bit me after biting my HIV pos partner

***Apologies for the repeated submission -- I keep getting an error message from my other email... Read more »

nail biting

hi, can I get HIV when I bite my fingernails that has a lot of black dirt in it? I think the black... Read more »
Articles
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 »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...contact include: social kissing, public venues (pools, theaters, bathrooms), sharing drinks or eating utensils, etc. Insect bites do not transmit HIV. Myths About Clinical Trials The myth: "Clinical trials are unsafe. If I enroll in a... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...by an HIV-positive person Kissing (between people with no significant dental problems) Sharing exercise equipment Bug bites Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...have been transmitted by a human bite. Biting is not a common way of transmitting HIV, in fact, there are numerous reports of bites that did not result in HIV infection. Severe trauma with extensive tissue damage and the presence of blood were... Read more »
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scared lost but optimistic

Posted by dean661, 10 Replies
...start drug therapy do I listen do I pause and do further research do I stop the recent klonapin prescription so I'm alert??? I'm afraid. One test was done to determine if I was infected by someone who didn't follow their drug therapy properly and... Read more »

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 THEORY on why hiv brings so much fear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the virus. But as many say, as long as you WEAR a condom and do not share needles, you are safe. kissing i have read is safe, biting i have read has not infected people so oftenly to be considered a risk, being water-ballooned with... Read more »

Human Bite and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...scratched on them and are fine now. Now I am concerned because my doctor missed those marks the first time I went to her when the bite was fresh. I would like to mention here that those marks are extremely small and you really have to watch very... Read more »