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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Touching Blood

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Hiv from touching blood

Hi,I have this fear of hiv for the past few months. I have read many forums and all that points to negative. But I need some reassurance.I went to bowling alley yday and after few throws i saw a drop of blood (semi-wet) in my thumb smudged partially...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No risk. No one ever was infected by a bowling ball. HIV to be transmitted through the skin requires cuts you can see and blood, lots of blood. HIV is harder to catch than you think.DW... Read more »

Touching dried blood of HIV+ sister

My sister has HIV. She is in the hospital with a broken back. While visiting her I was rubbing her... Read more »

Continued anxiety around minor blood contact in martial arts class "touching blood"

Hello dr Glenn. There was another incident in my martial arts class and i want your advice because... Read more »
Articles
AIDS National Interfaith Network

AIDS and American Religion: An Issue of Blood

Matt: 9:20-21 "And behold a women, which was diseased with an issueof blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: Forshe said within herself, If I may but touch the hem of his garment, I shall bewhole." (King James) ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Association Between Lack of Circumcision and HIV, HSV-2 and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

Observational studies of the association of circumcision and HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) "have yielded mixed results," noted the authors. The current report examines the relationship between circumcision and HIV, herpes... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Warts It All About? A Look at Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Writing about sex and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is fascinating, frustrating and fun. It's fascinating because I get to read the results of research and studies about the sex lives of ordinary people. It's frustrating because year after... Read more »
U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) -- Overview

What Is a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)? How Many People Have STDs? How Do You Get an STD? What Are the Symptoms of STDs? How Do You Get Tested for STDs? Can STDs Cause Health Problems? How Are STDs Treated? How Do STDs Affect... Read more »
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My child touch blood of my HIV+ Husband

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My husband is HIV+
He cut his finger bad and ran into the bathroom and he was dripping blood on the floor.
My young daugher touch the blood and ran to the basement ( I was washing clothes) and said "daddy is bleeding, daddy is bleeding") Although im... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex? Read more »

TRANSMITTING HIV TO NEWBORN TWINS/NEED ADVISE?????

Posted by Jessie, 3 Replies
I recently had my husband come to me, upset, crying and concerned about his brothers two newborn twins and the fact that me and my husband are both HIV+. Apparently, the brother confronted my husband about being with the newborns and washing his... Read more »

touching wet blood on floor

Posted by 613, 4 Replies
These blood fears are sickening but here goes:

About 6-7 months ago in capoeira class I was doing a hand stand and there was a spot of blood on the floor. I accidentally got one of my fingers in it. I wiped it off on my pants as there was no water. I... Read more »