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Can Broken Skin Transmit Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...bites that did not result in HIV infection. Severe trauma with extensive tissue damage and the presence of blood were reported in each of the instances where transmission was documented or suspected. Bites that do not involve broken skin have no risk for HIV transmission, as intact skin acts as a barrier to HIV transmission. Summary: There is no risk from a bite where the skin is not broken. There is a remote risk of transmission by...
Ask the Experts

Can roaches transmit hiv???

I've heard that hiv can survive in roaches and I tend to squash them and then wipe my hands of on some cloth. Just wondering if roaches can transmit the virus if they squashed while the skin is broken.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The only way a roach could transmit HIV is if you found one big enough to have unsafe sex with. (I think they get nearly that large in the vicinity of Crawford, Texas.)Dr. Read more »

Broken skin on hands

What are the chances of contracting HIV through broken skin while shaking hands with a HIV positive person? No blood was seen but suspect dry blood to be present?Since then I have had diarhea, headache and sore groin but possibly due to serious...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...You cannot get HIV infection by shaking hands.Your symptoms are due to anxiety or something else, but not HIV. Read more »

coinfection of HIV with Herpes

Dear Dr., I recently contacted herpes on my chest from a nude lap dance at a VIP club. Only my chest was bare and I had no cuts or broken skin on my chest at that time. However, I did come down with Herpes exactly where she rubbed against me on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This forum is exclusively for the discussion of the side effects of HIV treatment. Read more »

hiv transmission

hi, my question is i had a friend stay at my house and she slept in my daughters bed, when i went to change the sheets i noticed blood on them also i noticed blood on a towel. im terrified my daughter touched the blood and then touch her eyes or had...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, she is not at risk. Casual contact like this does not transmit HIV. Intimate contact is required, such as sexual contact or injecting infected blood. Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...your buttocks or thighs. Occasionally, these sores may appear on other parts of your body where the virus has entered through broken skin. Sores also can appear inside the vagina and on the cervix (opening to the womb) in women, or in the urinary... Read more »
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Fingering with broken skin

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What are the chances of getting hiv from fingering the vagina and anus if you have broken skin on your finger? Read more »

Precum to broken skin

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I see the insertive anal and vaginal rates are under 3% with a confirmed HIV+ partner, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me the tranmission estimates for presemen rubbed into a possibly open wound. Read more »

Get The Facts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...http://www.pplm.org/Facts/hsc_fac/hiv.html WHAT IT IS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). HOW IT IS SPREAD: HIV is transmitted through contact with the blood, Read more »

Fingering/Broken Skin (for Jackie & others)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have read in some previous posts that there has never been a documented case of HIV transmission via fingering. I'm wondering what is the source of that information. I'm trying to stay calm...but I has an encounter Read more »