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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
..."Can my aunt get AIDS from 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... Read more »

I'm HIV+ and an infant bit my face, risky for the infant? (HUMAN BITE, 2010)

Hello Dr. Bob,Although I am well educated on HIV risk and transmission, a recent incident has me... Read more »

hiv - kissing and biting

Dear Dr. McGowan,I would like to ask you if I should be terrified as I am since one week ago I was... Read more »
Articles
The Michigan Messenger

Michigan Lawmakers Decry Case Charging HIV-Positive Man With Terrorism for Biting

...with the issues involved." For more information and to speak to Todd Heywood, the Michigan Messenger reporter covering HIV/AIDS stories in the state, please contact Hanaa Rifaey at 313.915.0154. --> Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...seems that minorities get less health care for the same reasons as anyone else: low income, inconvenient health care offices, fear of being sick, and so on. Attitudes about health care and health care providers were much less important. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A risk of... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

... Table of Contents Myths About HIV and HIV Treatment Myths About HIV Tests Myths About HIV Transmission Myths About Clinical Trials There are many myths Read more »
Connect With Others

I want to believe hiv cant be caught this way. but

Posted by nicejack, 3 Replies
...Hi I have a question. I read that shaking hands is NOT a method of getting hiv. Well I shoke hands with a person who has hiv and am fearful that I may have been infected. Heres why, I had a chunk of skin Read more »

Bite the Bullet

Posted by Nailbiting, 2 Replies
...but I know that doesn't 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... Read more »

Human Bite and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...no break in my skin, rather I have a bruise. She also said that if the skin is intact, there is no risk of getting any STD or HIV from getting bitten. The "bruise" went away in 2 days. But 2 weeks after the incident, on my follow up visit to my... Read more »

mosquito bites??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I heard mosquitoes can't transmit hiv, and I hope its true. Because I was definitely bitten by the same one as an hiv+ person. We were in a small room and there was Read more »