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Can Animal And Insect Bites Transmit Hepatitis

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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 »

Insect bites

I've read a lot of articles about possible transmission from insect bites. Most of them seem... Read more »

Getting AIDS from Insect bites???

My friend and I were discussing whether or not you could contract AIDS or HIV from pubic lice or... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

How Common Are STDs? STD Prevention and Treatment Bacterial STDs Viral STDs Parasitic STDs STDs Transmitted by Other Means Sequellae of STDs (Possible Complications) STDs and HIV STDs Increase Risk for HIV How HIV Impacts... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Integrating Hepatitis B Prevention Into Sexually Transmitted Disease Services: U.S. Sexually Transmitted Disease Program and Clinic Trends -- 1997 and 2001

The authors set out to measure the progress since 1997 of implementing STD clinic-based recommendations for hepatitis B prevention. Repeating a 1997 survey, investigators in 2001 sent a survey to state, municipal, and territorial STD program... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion: "HIV 'Cure' at Risk From Budget Cuts"

"The automatic cuts in federal spending known as sequestration could take a bite out of crucial medical research, such as the recently unveiled study in which a toddler was cured of HIV. The National Institutes of Health, which co-funded the study,... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Swiss HIV Cohort Study Reports Hepatitis C Transmitted During Sexual Contact

This article was reported by HealthCanal . HealthCanal reported on a Swiss study showing that hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is transmitted by sexual contact as well as in blood. Researchers at the University Hospital Zurich compared the... Read more »
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Sexually transmitted diseases. TB. Hepatitis.

Posted by dsaklad, 1 Reply
When getting tested it's a good idea to get tested for
  a. sexually transmitted diseases,
      pharyngeal throat... Read more »

Biting Stripper

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Oh I know this is ridiculous. but I can't shake it. So I hpe to get an answer from someone with real HIV knowledge. Is there any way to get infected from a bite, this stripper was giving me a lap dance, and then she friggin bit me pretty damn... Read more »

I got infected by an animal

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm serious. My doctor told me that if the animal has hiv it can give it to you by scratching you. I work with monkeys and feel I may be exposed. Thats how the virus made it into humans I think.

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HIV from biting

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, I have a question. Am I at risk from biting someone? It was just a playful bite, not hard or vicious, but I accidentally bit a little too hard and a drop or two of blood oozed out. Could a few remnants of blood remained on my teeth and infected... Read more »