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Can U Catch AIDS From Touching An Open Scab

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blood on paperwork from hiv/hcv infected indivdual

I am pregnant and very worried that a client of mine who is hiv/hcv positive who bled on one of my documents may have caused some form of transmission. he was bleeding from the gums and said so and then he left the clinic. two days later the blood...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not consider you at risk at all. Read more »

doubt abt hiv (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV/AIDS, 2010) (PILLOW POUNDING, PILLOW HUMPING, 2010)

dear dr i made a sex toy by making hole in pillow..and having sex really..when i think abt 2... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you... Read more »
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Understanding Genital Herpes

...herpes should follow a few simple steps to avoid spreading the infection to other places on their body or other people. Avoid touching the infected area during an outbreak, and wash your hands after contact with that area. Do not have sexual... Read more »
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The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

...are safe and effective. Products "tentatively approved" under PEPFAR cannot be sold in the US if that would conflict with the patent protections of the original manufacturer. The FDA encouraged manufacturers to apply for approval of single... Read more »
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Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...would be the risk of hiv or any std if there was hiv+ blood on the table, got on his shirt, and that wound (when it was open) touched it? what would be the risk if it was dot sized drop of blood? what about inch sized drop of blood? or am i just... Read more »

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scared what if driving me nuts...

Posted by sadman, 3 Replies
...second maybe an inch from the base I rolled it back down and continued. Could her fluids have been transfered to me via the touching after sex? 2: My gums sometimes bleed and we kissed open month a lot could that have put me at risk? 3. ... 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 »