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Can You Catch AIDS From Touching Broken Skin

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broken skin and broken skin!!!

have broken lips and it bleed in winter now days..in that time i used the bottle to drink water used by others what are the risk of transmission??having a habbit of nail prikin so bleed around nail skin..if this skin is touched many things or even...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

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Hi there:There is zero risk of transmission from situations like this. HIV does not live well outside the body. Also, the virus can not be transmitted through casual contact. The virus needs direct access to the bloodstream for transmission to... Read more »

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Fingering with broken skin

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What are the chances of getting hiv from fingering the vagina and anus if you have broken skin on your finger?

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Precum to broken skin

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I see the insertive anal and vaginal rates are under 3% with a confirmed HIV+ partner, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me the tranmission estimates for presemen rubbed into a possibly open wound. Thanks. Read more »

Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »