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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Open Wound

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Can saliva on an open wound transmit HIV?

Earlier today I had an accident which resulted in me loosing a large portion of flesh from my knee, and I asked my friend to get me a wet paper towel to try and clean it because we had no other medical supplies. He hinted at him spitting on the...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Saliva cannot transmit the virus. There are only four fluids that can transmit the virus. They are:1. Blood2. Vaginal Secretions3. Semen including pre-ejaculatory fluids4. Breast MilkIf if there were blood in his mouth, transmission would... Read more »

hiv transmission through open wound

Hello. Back in June of this year, I accidentally brushed my arm with a person's opened wound.... Read more »

Can i get hiv by urine in a open wound

I was going to the bathroom in my house where were having a house party and some one left the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Officials Fear High American Indian STD Rates Leave Door Open for HIV

High STD rates among South Dakota's American Indian population have health administrators worried about the potential for a large HIV outbreak should the virus be introduced into certain behavioral groups. "All it takes is introducing someone with... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex Before Circumcision Wounds Are Healed Could Increase Female Partners' Infection Risk, Study Says

HIV-positive men undergoing circumcision might be more likely to transmit the virus to their female partners if they have sex before the circumcision wounds have healed, according to preliminary results from a study being conducted in Uganda and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco, Calif., Mayor Lee Celebrates Opening of City's New Bridge HIV Research Facility

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee officially cut the ribbon to open the San Francisco Department of Public Health's (DPH) new Bridge HIV research facility, which is part of San Francisco's new $9.5 million HIV/AIDS Research Center. "The research that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China: Beijing Opens First Clinic for Gays

On Thursday, Beijing opened its first STD clinic targeting gays for free screening of STDs and HIV and free STD treatment. The clinic is a joint undertaking by the nongovernmental organization (NGO) Chaoyang Chinese AIDS Volunteer Group and the... Read more »
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What's the definition of open wound for HIV

Posted by sweetangel, 1 Reply
What's the definition of open wound when it comes to HIV transmission. Does it have to be bleeding? Or how recent to be considered open?

I had sex with my HIV + partner yesterday, He came on my chest but little did I realize that that previous night... Read more »

Hiv transmission through contact of vaginal fluid with an open wound?

Posted by neibet, 1 Reply
What is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »

Toilet Safety/Open Wounds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My son is coming to see us. He has HIV and Chrohns disease and has blood in his stool, my wife has bleeding hemroids and I have had a boil near my butt lanced and is opened to drain. Since we all have something bleeding going on what precautions... Read more »

Small open wound

Posted by fjallen, 1 Reply
Hi, my question is really specific and I know that it's even a bit paranoid but please take it seriously.
I (of course) know that a casual kiss on the cheek is no risk but is transmission possible if a recently infected person (4-5 weeks) kisses... Read more »