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Can You Contract HIV From Getting Scratched

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Nail scratching ((HIV infection)) (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2011)

Hi Dr. Robert,I had sex with a lady that I don't know. I used a cndom, but my concern that she was scratching me with her fingernail, the scratch was in my arm about 1 cm. I am worried that there was a fluid that include HIV under her nail.I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Tom.Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail (break). HIV is not transmitted via nail scratching. See link below.Dr. Bob<a... Read more »

HIV Dog Scratch (DOGS, HIV TRANSMISSION)

my nieghbor has hiv and for a while ive been letting him see my dog/ play with her. My dog is... Read more »

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... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In Malaysia, More Students Getting HIV, Many Through Sex

The number of Malaysian students who contracted HIV in 2012 more than doubled from 69 in 2011 to 170, while overall HIV rates remained stable, according to health officials. Malaysia AIDS Council Executive Director Roswati Ghani said the council was... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: People Not as Concerned About Contracting HIV

About 100 patients and providers from across Northern Ontario gathered this week for the 17th annual Opening Doors Conference on HIV/AIDS. Keynote speaker Dr. Mark Wainberg warned that HIV/AIDS complacency is a growing problem. While new drug... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

L.A. Times Profiles Several Rwandan Women Who Contracted HIV Through Rape, Not Receiving AIDS Drugs

The Los Angeles Times on Sunday profiled several of the "thousands" of Rwandan women who were raped during the country's 1994 massacres and subsequently have tested HIV-positive in "a kind of echo of the genocide." According to Rwandan women's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Use of Injectable Hormone Contraceptive May Double Risk of Contracting, Transmitting HIV, Study Shows

"The most popular contraceptive for women in eastern and southern Africa, a hormone shot given every three months, appears to double the risk the women will become infected with HIV," according to a study involving 3,800 sero-discordant couples in... Read more »
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Vaginal secretions, shaving and scratching

Posted by grcboy30
I am a male who recently had sex with an ex gf. We had been broken up for 8 years.
I used a condom which didn't break and we did not engage in oral sex either way.
My question is, I shaved my chest and just below my belly button but above my pubic... Read more »

HIV from Scratch

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
To Whom it May Concern:
Here is my dilemma. A couple of months ago I visited a "titty bar" and received three lap dances. During one of the dances I felt the dancer scratch my neck with her fingernail. Throughout the remainder of our session... Read more »

Infection throgh scratches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

Hope someone can advise.

I've always been served by this HIV positive beautician for about 2 years and have not feared for my life before. BUT since 11 Oct 1999, I've been living in fear of contracting HIV.

On that day, while she was massaging... Read more »

For the worried well about Bird scratches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It is impossible to become infected with The HIV Virus from Birds.

Dr. Anonymous 2001

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