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Can Hiv Live On A Nail

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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 think is crazy and... Read more »

Finger nail

Short and simple. Can you get HIV from someone scratching you with their finger nail? I was helping... Read more »

Hepatitis C from a nail salon?

Dr. Dieterich,I recently visited a nail salon. The manacurist cut into the side of my finger with... Read more »
Mark S. King


She is brushing a crimson polish onto her nails with breathtaking speed, all the while trying on pairs of high heels, looking for a match to her fingers, the color of blood, and yet she still has the presence of mind to patiently answer my... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida Ministers to Create Center for Homeless HIV/AIDS Patients

Phil Polson and Paul Ciucci say they are on a mission from God. They hope to take possession of the former Cabot Point assisted living facility in Bradenton, Fla., and convert it, by the first of the year, into transitional housing for 78 of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Maine HIV/AIDS Housing Facility to Close, Cites Declining Demand

he only assisted living facility in Maine that cares specifically for HIV-positive people, Peabody House, will close by the end of the year because of declining demand, officials at the Frannie Peabody Center said Tuesday, the Portland Press... Read more »

Beyond Disability: Am I Ready to Go Back to Work?

Improved HIV treatments are allowing many people to live longer, healthier lives. Some people who gave up their jobs because of their illness may now be feeling well enough to consider returning to work. The idea of re-entering the workforce can... Read more »
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Risk of HIV infection from nail salon?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I've frequented the same nail salon from summer of 2002 until winter of 2005. It's somewhat clean, with the pedicure tubs being washed after each use, but they don't regularly sterilize the clippers or electrical buffer/filer cylinders after each... Read more »

Darkened nails

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I have been living with HIV/medication for the last 18 months. When I was diagnosed, my TC count was 97 and my viral load was over 500,000. With a regiment of Sustiva and Trizivir, my numbers have drastically turned around. Now my viral... Read more »

black nails

Posted by konni, 3 Replies
can somebody tells me why my some of the nails have turned into thin lines of purple colour.i started med about one month ago . will it be ok as the time progresses. im concerned, please advice.AND ONE THING MORE DO U PEOPLE OUT THERE REALLY... Read more »

Question Concerning Nails

Posted by NW715, 1 Reply
Hiv symptoms include nail changes: what kind of change may occur? Read more »