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Can You Contract AIDS From Touching Scratch On Skin

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Exposure Scenario question

Posted by theasker21, 2 Replies
...the amount of open wounds he had and his scratching and the 10 day old finger prick I had, could there be exposure risk from touching the bottle if he were HIV positive?Take into account that my finger wound was 10 days old but still visible as a... Read more »

Vaginal secretions, shaving and scratching

Posted by grcboy30
...cortisteroid treatment. I can remember scratching my leg (it gets so itchy) afterward, however if I did, what are the chances of contracting HIV this way as well? Sometimes the small cuts bleed mildly from scratching. I can't remember washing my... Read more »

Scratching a cut and sex

Posted by grcboy30, 1 Reply
...gential area before discarded condom. I can't remember if I washed my hands and am a little worried if after (5-10 mins) I scratched a scab on my leg. I can't remember if I did or not. It didn't bleed profusely, it could have a bit because the... Read more »

HIV from Scratch

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...lipstick or make-up because of the close contact. It even looked like that. But it also looked a little like blood. She also touched herself during the dance and I suspect could have placed her wet finger on my neck, too. I panicked and... Read more »