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Can Hiv Be Transmitted From A Surface Scratch

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nail scratched (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2009)

Dear Doc I am helping PLHA in one of small organization in our country. last week I got nail scratched by HIV + person on my left arm accidentally and that person on meds since 7 years ago.I got two small cut and I washed my arm and I put Septadine...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I agree with the advice you received from your doctor. HIV is not transmitted by being scratched by an HIVer's nails. (See below.)Dr. BobNail Scratch Aug 24, 2008Hi Dr. Bob - I have a question for you which at first I Read more »

Repeat Customer -- Repeat Donations - I only trust you, (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2009)

Dear Dr Frascino, I as at a Networking Function and a woman went to touch my face and I pulled back... Read more »
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What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
...I have no rash, boils or anything else apart from the itch. Could this be ARS or just a result of stress? Should I test for HIV? Sorry for the long post but please help me before I completely lose my mind. Read more »

Please help my (-) boyfriend...

Posted by jonboi22, 1 Reply
...convinced that he is infected with HIV. You really have to squeeze hard to even drawn any blood to the surface of that small scratch (the skin is hardly broken). I think I got it from him tugging on my penis prior to falatio. I'm undetectable. ... Read more »

Hiv exposure question.. help please

Posted by uncleargyle, 1 Reply
...hello. Here's my problem. I work with a person who has hiv. We were gift wrapping with a little sewing scissors.. Well, he cut himself on it (just a little prick..that's what she said.. Read more »

Can you get HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...from nicking your finger in a store? I was in a shoe store and I scratched my finger on the shelf- did not see any blood on my finger or the shelf. Can you get HIV this way? Read more »