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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Scratching Someone

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Risk of HIV+ Vet Assistant transmitting to coworkers through animal scratches/bites?

We have an HIV+ Vet Assistant who is very prone to getting scratched and bit. If an animal scratches him and then immediately scratches me, is that similar to needle transmission? Are the owners at risk, and for how long? There is really no way...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...No, it's nothing like needle transmission, and no, the owners are not at risk. You have no reason to worry about HIV transmission via an animal. No monkeys, no mosquitoes, and no animal scratches transmit HIV. To put your mind at ease, wash out Read more »

nail scratched (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2009)

Dear Doc I am helping PLHA in one of small organization in our country. last week I got nail... Read more »
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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

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. Shingles can occur in people with HIV shortly after they start taking strong antiviral medications. These cases... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...Subpopulation Estimates from the HIV Incidence Surveillance System -- United States, 2006. MMWR . 2008; 57(36):985-989. HIV and AIDS Diagnoses 4 and Deaths At some point in life, 1 in 36 Hispanic/Latino men will be diagnosed with... Read more »
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HIV from Scratch

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...and I guess could have been abrated, but not bleeding. I have had a delayed fear reaction and am terrified that I could be HIV infected. I am married with three kids. I won't to forget about this. I'm going to wait a few more weeks and then... Read more »

hiv from fingering a woman?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...next day the "scratch" is now scabbing over. since it wasnt scabbed over while i was fingering her would it be possible for hiv to enter through the scratch? or is it only possible for deep wounds on fingers? Read more »

Vaginal secretions, shaving and scratching

Posted by grcboy30
...my ankle and so folliculitis has occured on my right shin as a side effect of topical cortisteroid treatment. I can remember scratching my leg (it gets so itchy) afterward, however if I did, what are the chances of contracting HIV this way as... Read more »

Terrified from a scratch!!! Please Help!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know this is probably a stupid question, but I am freaking out. I was desperate for money and was dancing at a club. Strictly table/lap dances. Nothing kinky or ilegal. A customer came in his pants. Yucky! Anyway, my knee came in contact... Read more »