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Bug Bites Do I Need To Get Tested For HIV

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hiv test after dog bite

Dear sir, I had a low risk exposure 11 weeks back (received oral sex from unkknown status girl). I am planning to have an HIV test next week. My problem is, a street dog bite me last week and I am taking anti-rabies injections(5 injection...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
There is a theoretical chance that, with this level of immune activation from the shots, that the first screening test will be falsely positive. However, this will have no effect on the specific confirmatory test that is done to make sure the... Read more »

Frequent bite by dog between HIV & non HIV persons

Hello, i read you response about another instance where a dog bit an infected person and then 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 »
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 »
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 »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...fear, in denial, and even in damage to your health. Myths About HIV and HIV Treatment The myth: "HIV doesn't cause AIDS." The reality: If you don't have HIV, you don't get AIDS. If you have AIDS, you have HIV. Over 20 years of solid... 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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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 »

Biting and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ok... I know the sensible thing to do if you have any concerns about HIV is to get tested but I am not sure if I am over reacting or if I have cause for concern... I was kissing a guy whos HIV status 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 »

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 »