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Can Nail Drills Transmit Hiv

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Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...goes unnoticed. Symptoms usually increase as anemia gets worse. Symptoms include: Severe fatigue (tiredness) Difficulty breathing Rapid heart rate Pale skin Decreased pinkness of the lips, gums, lining of the eyelids, nail beds, and palms Feeling cold Confusion or loss of concentration Dizziness or fainting Sadness or depression Anemia and HIV Anemia has always been a problem for HIV-positive people. Although the rate of...
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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 think is crazy and then Read more »

A Warm Thank You from my Enitre Family - You made our lives Normal Again.

Dr. Bob, I want to thank you personally for mot giving up on me. You are a busy man and I know you have so many other people you work with. You are really a Wonderful Human being and deserve so much. I don't know how to re-pay you for all the help...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Dr. Bob would say "Nonexistent". Can you use that word in my answer this case. I guess meaning it is then Nonexistent so I can drill this into my head. If you tell me it is Non-existent then I BELIEVE!!I am not a drug user, I do not share... Read more »

One Last Question and Ill Donate Again -- Trying to understand this whole PEP thing

Dear Dr Frascino, I looked through your Forum and was trying to understand this whope PEP thing. I am still bugging (asking) my Dentist about this whole Glove thing. He keeps re-asssuring me they are very strict about "universal precautions" and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...shook his hands and I have very dry and cracked hands from being in the cold and in water all the time. I have issues around my nails and always have some type of healing cracked areas and dots of scabbed skin due to pulling around on my skin. In... Read more »

hiv discoloration of palms, heels and nails

my wife has been on nevirapine, zidovudine, lamivudine and septrin ARVS combination for the last 7 months. she developed palm, nail and heel discoloration. often also experiences unusual tiredness and pains in the back side of the neck and knees....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...is switched to an alternative. The pains you describe are non-specific and are not generally a direct feature of any of the HIV medications except in some cases the zidovudine can cause some muscle irritation (myopathy or myositis) that can be... Read more »
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Posted by mollyshurtmen, 2 Replies
...were bleeding. the blood got on my skin and i'm unsure as if i had cuts or not. i know i got a cut afterwards from the nail drill they use and it got underneath the nail on my pinky finger. if she were hiv positive is transmission possible? ... Read more »

Don't know what to think...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...me. I can't really remember if I had any open cuts on my fingers or received any from unsterilized instruments (files, nail drill, emery board). About 2 weeks after my last visit, my throat suddenly became swollen, tight and sore, I had a fever,... Read more »

Stepped on a nail

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Can yout get hiv from stepping on a nail? I've had a tetanus shot recently. Thanks! Read more »

Nail in the fence

Posted by franfrog, 1 Reply
...(Most importantly the last sentence) ? There once was a little boy who had a bad ? temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails ? and told him that every time he lost his ? temper, he must hammer a nail into the back ? of the fence.... Read more »