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Can You Contract HIV From Getting Scratched

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life of HIV

if the human nails scratches the HIV+ person what is the exact life of HIV virus on the nails.
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for the question.HIV does not survive well outside of the body. If there were blood on the nails after a scratch, once that blood is dried any virus Read more »

can dogs contract hiv from humans (DOGS AND HIV, 2008)

I recently had to get a iv drip due to dehydration. I noticed the dog chewed a hole in the towel... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Married Kenyan Youth Excluded From HIV/AIDS Programs, at Higher Risk of Contracting Virus

... Married youths are not taken into consideration in HIV/AIDS awareness programs aimed at young people in Kenya and are at an increased risk of contracting the virus, South Africa's Independent Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...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. According to the report, young brides are forced to have sex before their bodies are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Foundation Sues County for Awarding AIDS Pharmacy Contract to For-Profit Firm

... The Los Angeles-based nonprofit AIDS Healthcare Foundation is suing Orange County over its award of a contract for AIDS pharmacy services to Bioscript Inc., a for-profit Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bush Administration Awards Three-Year, $77 Million Contract to Establish Supply Network for HIV/AIDS Drugs in Africa

...administration on Tuesday awarded a contract worth up to $77 million to help create a supply system that will speed the delivery of HIV/AIDS-related drugs in Africa, the AP/ Washington Post reports. The three-year contract, which was awarded... Read more »
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Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
...penis. I immediately washed my penis with warm water and dry it up. I am concern because online it talks about how you can get HIV if any contaminated fluids goes as far as touching the glans. Please confirm if this is true or not. I have no... Read more »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
...wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and raw nose, is transmission possible? (I didn't have a bloody nose or anything) ... Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...things even worse by possibly getting this girl pregnant). I saw my doctor, and she said it's less likely for a guy to contract HIV from a girl -- in other words, not nearly as likely as it is for a girl to contract HIV from a guy via vaginal... Read more »

My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 1 Reply
...Hi there, I have a had a fear of AIDS for the past 6 years. So bad that I could not study for my final exams. this fear is not due to unprotected casual sex or needles, Read more »