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Can Hiv Penetrate A Scab

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Is a pimple/bug bite hermetically sealed?

2 logical questions doc,If a drop of infected blood were to fall on a non-bleeding pimple and/or a minor insect bite scab would there be a chance of transmission?Do scabs and closed pimples offer the same protection as the epidermis against...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,"Two logical questions." The same logical answer. HIV cannot penetrate intact skin. A closed pimple or scabbed insect bite would not be considered an HIV risk.You're welcome.Dr. Bob Read more »

Very worried!

Dear Dr Bob,Firstly I would like to say how pleased I was to find this site and even more so that I... Read more »

Integrity of Blood Sample - Airport X-ray machine

Hi Dr. Bob;Thanks for all that you do. I just donated $50 to your foundation. You are making a... Read more »
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Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...using a wide definition of sex. Many people think about sex fairly narrowly. For instance, thinking that sex only starts when penetration takes place may limit people's ability to protect themselves and to enhance their sexual lives through safer... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...during one of these activities someone else's blood might enter your own bloodstream (which, incidentally, cannot happen if a scab or a sore spot on your skin brushes against a surface that looks as if it has dried blood on it): unprotected... Read more »
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possibilty of exposure

Posted by Anonymous
...On 7/23 I had intercourse with someone I know. He rubbed his the shaft of his penis on my vagina without penetration. He attempted penetration but I stopped him immediately. No penetration occured but the head did touch my vaginal opening. Read more »

gay safer sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi guys, I am into a +/- relationship for a couple of months now, and while I generally feel comfortable with my partner's HIV status (he is the poz) every now and then I still get sick worried. I was thinking we should share experience on safer... Read more »

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 »

Blood Contact - PLEASE HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I am absolutely terrified and I need some help on this. My neighbor is HIV+. He had a few scabs on his knuckles and was punching me in the shoulder just to joke around. When I noticed the scabs (not until an hour or so later), Read more »