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Can You Contract AIDS From Touching Broken Skin

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Treatment Action Group

AIDS Activism, Boehringer Ingelheim and the Broken Social Contract

Sheraton Golf Parco de'Medici, 6 April 2006, Rome [Note: This is a revised and expanded version of remarks I gave yesterday at the Boehringer Ingelheim symposium on HIV past and future. The two-day symposium is taking place at a business-style... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Vision Report Finds Young Brides at Risk of Contracting HIV/AIDS

A report recently released by World Vision has found that girls in developing countries who marry before age 18 -- whose numbers are expected to double to 100 million in the next 10 years -- are at an increased risk of HIV/AIDS, Reuters reports. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Can Contract HIV Through Healthy Vaginal Tissue, Study Says

A new study has found that HIV appears to attack normal, healthy genital tissue in women and does not require breaks in the skin to infiltrate cells, offering new perspectives on how the virus is spread, researchers said on Tuesday, Reuters ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

broken skin (HUMAN BITE 2010)

can you contract hiv by being bitten by someone who is hiv positive?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The HIV-transmission risk for a human bite is extremely low. See below.Dr. Bobhuman bite (HUMAN BITE 2010) Oct 3, 2010About 1 month I got bitten by my assitant and he is hiv positive, my finger only bled due to me pulling my hand and my skin... Read more »

Broken skin on hands

What are the chances of contracting HIV through broken skin while shaking hands with a HIV positive person? No blood was seen but suspect dry blood to be present?Since then I have had diarhea, headache and sore groin but possibly due to serious...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You cannot get HIV infection by shaking hands.Your symptoms are due to anxiety or something else, but not HIV.... Read more »

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

Test Positive Aware Network
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 »

Re: Infection via broken skin

I would like to thank you for your reply dated Feb 9, 2005. I have done a STD test and the results are as follows:HIV Non- Reactive (hoo-woo)Anti HCV Non-ReactiveCandida Antibody...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Broken Skin and Heart,Welcome back to the Forum! First off, congratulations on your negative HIV tests. WOO-HOO! I was delighted you finally got tested and received this excellent news!Now on to your current questions:0.Yes, your HIV test... 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 »

Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... Read more »

Risk from broken skin/scrape?

Posted by banjeebwoi, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,

A man accidentally fell on top of me on the bus a few weeks ago and I ended up with scrapes/broken skin on my knee and my lower leg. They're about 2cm and were a bit red/bloody, though there was never blood dripping from them or... Read more »