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Can You Contract HIV From Touching A Bloody Scab

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you
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blood on table?

I just want to let you know that you are a beautiful person with a beautiful soul. I have been living with the worry of getting HIV for many years now and I am working hard to rid myself of this "mental disease". Having said that, I do have a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Considering all the circumstances you detail in your post, I'd say your HIV risk would be so remote as to be completely nonexistent. I'm glad you are working to confront your true medical problem irrational Read more »

Could I get HIV/STD by masturbating ?

Hi Doctor, i know this might sound stupid but im really worried, i have been masturbating for some time now and some of the times i forget to wash my hands. My question is, could i get std/hiv or any virus by fingering my self with my hands dirty or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The answers to all your questions were waiting for you in the archives. The "cucumber" question is analogous to your pickle concerns. And for your bottle worries, check out Heineken-Up-The-Heinie Read more »

Close contact with hiv infected person

If you live or have close (non-sexual) contact with someone who is hiv infected, it is reasonable to believe that you may come into contact with some of their blood on the bathroom sink, on door handles, in the shower, or anywhere one might cut...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,There are 2 things you must do immediately:1. Stop worrying about casual indirect contact. It is not a risk for contracting HIV.2. Stop popping pimples and scratching off scabs. That's just plain gross.Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

Possible Occupational Exposure and Testing

Hi - I am a police officer from Australia.17 days ago I attended a car accident where a female passenger in the car received some cuts/scratches to her knuckles in the accident. Her fingers were bleeding quite lightly. After speaking with the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Anxious Officer,Your HIV-transmission risk is nonexistent. HIV testing is not warranted or necessary. Gosh, if HIV were that contagious, it would have Read more »
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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...cells are smaller than normal. This is usually caused by an iron deficiency or chronic disease. A high MCV can be caused by HIV medications. This is not dangerous. However, a high MCV can indicate megaloblastic anemia, where red blood cells are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...Hugging, Rubbing SM Activities Fantasy, Voyeurism, Exhibitionism, Phone Sex Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission Safe(er) Sex When thinking about "safe" sex, it is important to realize that risk from various... Read more »
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HIV and urine - please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I know little about HIV and how it is transmitted and yesterday something happened that made me begin to worry. I was using a public restroom when a Read more »

my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...last year (april), my brother was diagnosed with HIV...it litterally tore our family apart. i will never forget the day i found out, it was one of the worst days of my life. when Read more »

Blemishes and scabs- HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...a bunch of little neeldepoint-sized scabs all over my legs and arms, and I have many small light brown blemishes. Are these HIV symptoms? Read more »

low risk contact but fever and rash??

Posted by bob111, 2 Replies
...since i just noticed today! im so worried right now because all i've heard is that rash and fever occur concurrently only when HIV is present... this is what ive found on the net, and so im so frightened! however, my exposure was relatively low... Read more »