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Blood On Hand And HIV Transmission Risk

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? Can I get HIV from injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been infected with HIV from being stuck by needles in non-health care settings? Are lesbians or other...
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hiv transmission risk

Hello Doctor Roberts I 'am a doctor in India and soon be finishing my USMLE.As i know the transmission and risk factors i share my experience with you because my case is a little different.While i was on the street a sex worker approached me and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and HIV Prevention" expert forum. Please resubmit your question there... Read more »

Emergency Room HIV Transmission Risk

I thought I would try again. If you can please answer i would be most grateful. I was in hospital other night for tentanus shot due to puncture wound on finger. Nurse didn't wear gloves or wash her hands before cleaning bleeding wound. She washed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yes, when dealing with any type of bleeding wound, latex gloves should be used. However, the risk of HIV from the ER episode you describe is nonexistent. The nurse had much more to fear from you (you were bleeding!) than vice Read more »

Extended nipple sucking and possible HIV transmission if blood present

Dear Dr. Bob. -- thanks a million for this service. You have my donation too. I read through the "nipple/hiv transmission" section, but found no similar scenario as mine. I went to a massage parlor where I met with an older sex worker in Berkeley,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail (break). In other words relax Max! Noshing on hooker Read more »

Transmission through dry blood

I recently had some strangers gauze bandage stuck on my hand, there was dry blood on it. I was not able to wash my hands for a good hour or so. I have no open visible cuts on my hand. Please tell me how high of a risk factor I am at for...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not get any testing based on this exposure.I would not worry any more about this.Dr. M Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...effect. In fact, women with a CD4 countabove 250 are warned against starting a regimen with Viramune (nevirapine)because of the risk of dangerous liver problems. Body shape changes: Some studies have found that HIV+ women experiencedifferent... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...HIV cannot be transmitted except when certain body fluids are exchanged. Teach your children that they can greatly reduce the risk of transmission by: Avoiding contact with sexual fluids by always practicing safer sex (using condoms or other... Read more »
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Check my research please? hiv risk.. no?

Posted by poblly, 2 Replies
...because the skin on one of my knuckles tore. I am worried that if the skin on his knuckles tore that maybe Icould have got blood in the scrape. But from what i am reading there would have to be a signifigant amount of blood. There was not.... Read more »

risk?

Posted by mollyshurtmen, 2 Replies
...today i got my n ails done at a nail salon and i noticed the lady that was doing my nails had fingers that were bleeding. the blood got on my skin and i'm unsure as if i had cuts or not. i know i got a cut afterwards from the nail drill they... Read more »

are there any risks?

Posted by mysterious, 2 Replies
...my back undr my shirt n scratch pimples like 200-800 times a day (no exaggerating). what would b the risk if there was hiv + blood in every one of these times? 2.(feb 27) went 2 use bathroom, put bookbag on ground n dint touch any part of me till... Read more »

receiving oral sex and risk of Hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...ejaculation in her mouth and I was wondering what are the chances of getting Hiv trhis way? I did not notice any cold sores bumps or blood in her mouth nore on my penis after the incident but I was wondering even if some of those were present how... Read more »