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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Touching Scratch On Skin

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...blisters, they will not "catch" shingles. However, people who have not had chickenpox could become infected with herpes zoster and develop chickenpox. They should avoid contact with the shingles rash or with anything that may have touched the shingles rash or blisters. How Is Shingles Treated? Several types of drugs are used to treat shingles. They include anti-herpes drugs, and several types of treatment for pain. Antiviral drugs: ...
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Transmission question - Searched past post and couldn't find - Will donate!

Hi! While at work, my boss and I were pulling tile off of a pool and she cut herself, not realizing it, I touched her wet blood and it got on my hand after I touched the same tile or something else she touched (I really don't know how I got it on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your boss is HIV positive and that you managed to get an adequate amount of fresh HIV-tainted blood into your system via dry skin, hangnails or various cuts and scratches is so remote it's essentially nonexistent.We recommend not sharing razor... Read more »

Will this kind of touching trasmit HIV from my partner to my body?

Hello Dr Bob, I have just known this forum from my friends, all of them say that this forum is really worth reading and believing in, especially all the answers from Dr Bob. On this occasion of visiting this forum, I want to ask Dr Bob about my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,So let me get this straight: You have no idea if your boyfriend is HIV infected or not, but you are "very anxious" because you're worried that his pre-cum might contain HIV and travel from his penis Read more »

anal scratching - donation on the way

Dr Bob,I recently developed an annoying anal itch that won't go away. Everytime I go to bed, it starts to itch. One day I found out that one of my co workers was HIV positive and that I might have touched her blood the day her nose wouldn't stop...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the body.As for your anal itch, I'd suggest you see a dermatologist. There are a number of possible causes ranging from dry skin to a fungal infection to crabs to hemorrhoids. Treatment is readily available once the cause is diagnosed. So stop... Read more »

HCV by Blood

Hi Doc,I have on quick question please answer. I was with a friend who scratched himself so hard on the leg that he started to bleed. He cleaned up the blood with a napkin and I think the blood touched his hand. Ten minutes later he was holding me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...these viruses were spread that easily, they would have wiped out the entire planet long ago. HIV/HCV cannot permeate intact skin. Spend some time perusing the wealth of information on this site, in the archives and on the related links. Pay... Read more »
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Molluscum

...it is not possible to avoid being exposed to it. However, if you have molluscum you should make sure that the lesions don't touch anyone else. You should also be careful not to spread molluscum to different parts of your body. Be careful not to... 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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Women and HIV/AIDS

...some cases, the side effects may differ: Rashes: Researchers say that HIV+ womenare more likely than men to experience skin rashes from HIV medications. Liver problems: Women are more likelyto experience liver problems as a medication... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...fullness. Temporary and permanent fillers are available.Temporary fillers usually last from three to 12 months and usually requiretouch-ups. Permanent fillers provide long-lasting results, but generally cannotbe removed if the outcome is not... Read more »
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HIV Skin Symptoms (Pics) Please Read

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...(almost a year after possible exposure) I noticed a small brownish rough patch on the top of my left foot. It feels rough to the touch and has a central rough/pin spot in the middle. This has been present since and hasnt gone away. Its... Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
...penetration and withdrew after ejaculation. However, I am scared that i might have gotten some vaginal fluid on my hand and touched my penis after removing the condom. I also rubbed the surface of her vagina with my fingers before putting on the... Read more »

No penetration = no HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...on my back, too and ejaculate oozed down between my butt cheeks and down my leg. Sorry to be so graphic but am I at risk for HIV infection? He doesn't know his status. Read more »

question for jackie

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...read is too much. Everyone needs to listen to your common sense posts. I still worry a little even now, when my little boy scratches himself, but I guess it is ok. Thanks goes to Gregg as well. Read more »