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human bite (HUMAN BITE 2010)

About 1 month I got bitten by my assitant and he is hiv positive, my finger only bled due to me pulling my hand and my skin tore on my finger he had no bleeding gums or sores in his mouth, I'm terrified, what is my risk.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,See below.Dr. BobI'm HIV+ and an infant bit my face, risky for the infant? (HUMAN BITE, 2010) May 26, 2010Hello Dr. Bob,Although I am well educated on HIV risk and transmission, a recent incident has me very concerned. Read more »

Is a pimple/bug bite hermetically sealed?

2 logical questions doc,If a drop of infected blood were to fall on a non-bleeding pimple and/or a... Read more »

Mosquito bite

If mosquito bites me HIV+ woman, then bites my male negative friend will he get the virus. It has... Read more »
Articles
The Michigan Messenger

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

...transfer [it]." A number of HIV experts have stepped up to say that it is a near impossibility to spread HIV through a human bite, and that this case perpetuates the stigma against HIV-positive individuals. State Rep. Mark Meadows, who chairs... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Advocates Stage Protest Following Death of HIV-Positive Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Biting Prison Guard

...the yard of retired Superior Court Judge John Mariano, who in 1990 sentenced inmate Gregory Smith to 25 years in prison for biting Camden County Sheriff's Officer Albert Waddington. According to Waddington's testimony, Smith -- who had been... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

One-Quarter of Canadians Believe HIV Can Be Transmitted Through Kissing, Mosquito Bites, Poll Says

...Approximately one in four Canadians believes HIV/AIDS can be transmitted through kissing and mosquito bites, indicating a "knowledge gap" in the general public regarding the disease, according to a recently released national poll commissioned Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Buzz: Drug Giant Bristol-Myers Squibb -- Atazanavir Moves Into the Spotlight While 083 Bites the Dust

Bristol-Myers Squibb and DuPont Pharmaceuticals Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), a large entity within the pharmaceutical industry, has from the beginning of the AIDS epidemic been involved in HIV drug development, research, education and community... Read more »
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Multiple Cat Bites

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...700. Cat got stuck on the back fence, it's barb wire. While trying to free the cat, she tore into my hand. I've got multiple bites, especially on my index finger, which is now swelled twice the size. Question. Does anyone know if this just... 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 »

Thrush or Cheek biting?

Posted by Anonymous
...white marks on my the inside of my cheek. I scraped them and they wiped off with out pain or bleeding. I have been known to bite my cheek. Does marks from biting your cheek wipe off and are they small Read more »

HIV from biting

Posted by Anonymous
... Hi, I have a question. Am I at risk from biting someone? It was just a playful bite, not hard or vicious, but I accidentally bit a little too hard and a drop or two of blood oozed out. Could a few remnants of Read more »