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Can AIDS Be Transmitted Through Touching An Open Scab

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blood on paperwork from hiv/hcv infected indivdual

I am pregnant and very worried that a client of mine who is hiv/hcv positive who bled on one of my documents may have caused some form of transmission. he was bleeding from the gums and said so and then he left the clinic. two days later the blood...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not consider you at risk at all. Read more »

Does self sodomy cause AIDS?

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Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...less safe. Any sexual practice can be made safe or unsafe. For instance, mutual masturbation can become unsafe if people touch their own genitals after getting a partner's infected semen, blood or vaginal fluids on their hands. We hope to help... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you... Read more »
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Understanding Genital Herpes

...herpes should follow a few simple steps to avoid spreading the infection to other places on their body or other people. Avoid touching the infected area during an outbreak, and wash your hands after contact with that area. Do not have sexual... Read more »
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Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...would be the risk of hiv or any std if there was hiv+ blood on the table, got on his shirt, and that wound (when it was open) touched it? what would be the risk if it was dot sized drop of blood? what about inch sized drop of blood? or am i just... Read more »

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Posted by pixie, 1 Reply
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my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...something??"...You have no idea the things that go through my head. If he has a little scratch or something on his arm....i won't touch anything that he touched because of it. I think that "ohh, maybe I can catch it from that". The other... Read more »

scared what if driving me nuts...

Posted by sadman, 3 Replies
...second maybe an inch from the base I rolled it back down and continued. Could her fluids have been transfered to me via the touching after sex? 2: My gums sometimes bleed and we kissed open month a lot could that have put me at risk? 3. ... Read more »