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Can Broken Skin Transmit Hiv

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broken skin and broken skin!!!

have broken lips and it bleed in winter now days..in that time i used the bottle to drink water used by others what are the risk of transmission??having a habbit of nail prikin so bleed around nail skin..if this skin is touched many things or even...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

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Hi there:There is zero risk of transmission from situations like this. HIV does not live well outside the body. Also, the virus can not be transmitted through casual contact. The virus needs direct access to the bloodstream for transmission to... Read more »

Re: Infection via broken skin

I would like to thank you for your reply dated Feb 9, 2005. I have done a STD test and the results... Read more »

Exposure via Broken Skin

The other day, I accidentally scratched a positive friend with my fingernail and his skin broke. I... Read more »
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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. Thanks. Read more »

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?

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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 at a gay bathhouse that... Read more »

Broken Skin On Nipples + Saliva. Should I Worry?

Posted by darien, 1 Reply
About three weeks ago I hooked up with this guy. We both went down on each other and kissed a lot. He got really rough with my nipples using his teeth. The next few days they were a little scabby. I then find out that the guy has HIV. He says that... Read more »