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Can Hiv Penetrate A Scab

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HIV Transmission re 5 day old scab on my leg

Was in Bali recently and had a massage in a respectible, but back street massage parlor, non-sexual, and I had a sun spot burnt off my leeg a week before. The scab was solid, and the massage therapist rubbed over my scab with oil several times. Can...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:No, HIV is not transmitted that way. HIV needs direct access to the bloodstream for an infection to take place. Direct access to the bloodstream most often occurs during unprotected penetrative sex, and when two people share needles. In... Read more »

When to call a scab a scab ???

I have been going through some of your answers on HIV transmission through cuts where you have said... Read more »

Nail Clippers, scabs, and HIV transmission

I have a habit of using nail clippers to peel of scabs on my body..which usually results in... Read more »
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CDC National Prevention Information Network

HIV Drugs Have Harder Time Penetrating Lymph Nodes Than Blood Cells

This article was reported by Healio . Healio reported on a study to determine why antiretrovirals (ARVs) are effective for treating HIV infection, allowing patients to live longer, but do not cure the infection. The study by Timothy Schacker,... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

The HIV Life Cycle

Viral Attachment Viral Penetration/Fusion Uncoating Reverse Transcription Integration Viral Latency and Protein Synthesis Cleavage and Viral Assembly Budding Understanding how the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) works inside the human... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Serosorting May Increase the Risk of HIV Acquisition Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

"Serosorting, the practice of seeking to engage in unprotected anal intercourse with partners of the same HIV status as oneself, has been increasing among men who have sex with men," the authors wrote. Its effectiveness as a risk reduction strategy,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Unprotected Anal Intercourse and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in High-Risk Heterosexual Women

The current study's goal was to determine the association between unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) and STDs among heterosexual women. Women from high-risk areas of New York City were recruited from 2006 through 2007 through respondent-driven... Read more »
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Blemishes and scabs- HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a low risk exsposure. I have a bunch of little neeldepoint-sized scabs all over my legs and arms, and I have many small light brown blemishes. Are these HIV symptoms? Read more »

CAN U GET HIV WITHOUT PENETRATION

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
CAN ANYONE HELP ME...I AM ON MY PERIOD NOW AND WAS FOOLING AROUND WITH A MALE OF UNKNOW HIV STATUS...I HAD A TAMPON IN S THERE WAS NO PENETRATION BUT HE DID RUB HIS MALE PARTS ON MY GENITAL AREA I KNOW HE DID NOT CUM BUT THERE MAY HAVE BEEN PRE... Read more »

Can you get HIV without penetration?

Posted by random1100, 1 Reply
A guy was grinding and rubbing his penis against my anus and he pushed very hard a few times against the opening of my anus. He pushed into the opening but never breached the outer sphincter and never actually penetrated. I never felt "the pop" or... Read more »

No penetration = no HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I picked up a guy last night in the bar and I am male. We went back to my place. One thing led to another and his penis was rubbing between my butt cheeks from behind me and he ejaculated there and some flew up on my back, too and ejaculate oozed... Read more »