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Broken Skin And Hiv Risk

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...bites that did not result in HIV infection. Severe trauma with extensive tissue damage and the presence of blood were reported in each of the instances where transmission was documented or suspected. Bites that do not involve broken skin have no risk for HIV transmission, as intact skin acts as a barrier to HIV transmission. Summary: There is no risk from a bite where the skin is not broken. There is a remote risk of transmission by...
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Infection via broken skin: episode 2

Dear Dr Bob,Here is Broken Skin and Heart from Singapore once again. You replied to my mail on Feb 9 2005 ( Infection via broken skin), can you still remember me?I am in the same desperate situation and I feel ashamed writing to you seeking help...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Broken Skin and Heart,Your HIV risk is negligible at best. Your fears are unwarranted. Your wife may have a viral infection, but the chances Read more »

hiv transmission

hi, my question is i had a friend stay at my house and she slept in my daughters bed, when i went to change the sheets i noticed blood on them also i noticed blood on a towel. im terrified my daughter touched the blood and then touch her eyes or had...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, she is not at risk. Casual contact like this does not transmit HIV. Intimate contact is required, such as sexual contact or injecting infected blood. Read more »

Infection via broken skin

Dear Dr BobThis is my fifth attempt to seek your help. Whilst waiting for your response in the past month, I have also sought help from doctors and counselors to help me pull through this darkest period of my life. However, to me, no other persons...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Broken Skin and Heart,Your HIV risk (ball licking, toe sucking, protected oral, etc.) is essentially nil, even with eczema, athlete's foot, Read more »

Hickeys and the risks for HIV

Can one get HIV by giving one a hickey?Can one get HIV by being given a hickey?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...normally only be exposed to their saliva. Because nobody has ever been infected through saliva, this is extremely low risk for HIV. In addition, since your skin is not usually broken when someone is giving you a hickey, HIV would normally not... 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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...fisting, but the precautions are the same for both. Fisting could be risky for the insertive partner (or "top") if there is broken skin that would allow blood from the rectum or vagina into the bloodstream. Using a latex glove reduces the risk. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...but can cause seriouslong-term health problems. Increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides can put you at a higherrisk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack or stroke. Increased glucose and insulin levels greatly... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...more likely to occur if the CD4 cell count is above 400 at the time of starting HIV treatment for the first time. The greatest risk of liver problems is during the first six weeks of treatment with Viramune. Your health care provider should... Read more »
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No penetration = no HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...on my back, too and ejaculate oozed down between my butt cheeks and down my leg. Sorry to be so graphic but am I at risk for HIV infection? He doesn't know his status. Read more »

Thrush and other questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I had a low risk exposure (receiving oral sex and fingering with broken skin). About two weeks later I started getting severe joint pain. I wasn't even thinking about HIV as I thought I was not exposed. Read more »

Fingering/Broken Skin (for Jackie & others)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have read in some previous posts that there has never been a documented case of HIV transmission via fingering. I'm wondering what is the source of that information. I'm trying to stay calm...but I has an encounter Read more »

Risk Comparisons

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...condom or female condom anal intercourse with a condom or female condom (Try not to get semen or blood into the mouth or on broken skin.) HIGH RISK Millions of reported cases due to these behaviors vaginal intercourse without a condom anal... Read more »