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Can You Get AIDS From Someone's Blood Touching Your Open Sore?

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...to other fact sheets for more details on specific topics. Sexual Activity You can avoid any risk of HIV if you practice abstinence (not having sex). You also won't get infected if your penis, mouth, vagina or rectum doesn't touch anyone else's penis, mouth, vagina, or rectum. Safe activities include kissing, erotic massage, masturbation or hand jobs (mutual masturbation). There are no documented cases of HIV transmission through wet...
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Occupational exposure: Rubbing alcohol and HIV

Hi Dr. Bob,Thank you for the great work you do!I am an RN and I recently gave a patient an allergy shot. Some blood dripped on the floor and I cleaned it with a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol. After the patient left I noticed that I had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Allergy Nurse,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent.Be well. Dr. Bob Read more »

blood on paperwork from hiv/hcv infected indivdual

I am pregnant and very worried that a client of mine who is hiv/hcv positive who bled on one of my documents may have caused some form of transmission. he was bleeding from the gums and said so and then he left the clinic. two days later the blood...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not consider you at risk at all. Read more »

Exposure risk from touching blood

First off great site and loads of info! My question is in regards to an occupational (law enforcement) exposure to blood. Recently while arresting a subject I didn't have time to put my gloves on and during the hand cuffing I got two small spots of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...attention to exactly how HIV is and is not transmitted. As a law enforcement professional, this won't be your only encounter with blood.Happy Holidays.Dr. Bob Read more »

masturbating with blood! - donation

dear doctori will donate to youpleasei have a boyfriend who was masturbating me(i am male)i accidently made his anus bleed then as he was masturbating me i touched his hands with the hand that had his blood on it (unknowingly ofcourse)i have some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...would say your HIV and hepatitis risks are negligible to nonexistent. But since I wasn't there to actually witness how much blood and how severe the chafing was, I suggest that, if worried, you get screened for hepatitis and HIV at the... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...a toilet. They can clog plumbing. Using a Male Condom: Put the condom on when your penis is erect -- but before it touches your partner's mouth, vagina, or rectum. Many couples use a condom too late, after some initial penetration. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas (mucous membrane) inside the rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

... Introduction The brain is a very important organ. It controls every function in our body allowing us to think, see, feel, touch, hear, smell, and move. The brain and the spinal cord make up the central nervous system (CNS). While we do not... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...neutrophil percentage isabout 50-70 percent of the total WBC count. When your neutrophil count is low(a condition called neutropenia), you are more likely to get bacterialinfections. Lymphocytes ... Read more »
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blood donation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...The nurse was touching with her finger, no gloves, the hole on my arm from which I donated blood, during a blood donation session. The hole was still Read more »

My child touch blood of my HIV+ Husband

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...said "daddy is bleeding, daddy is bleeding") Although im in complete SHOCK is there a chance that my daughter got infected from touching the blood?? Please help me : ((((((( Read more »

blood exposure- please help!

Posted by scared_elf, 2 Replies
...as she accidentally stapled her finger and got about 1cm of blood on the paper. Unfortunately, she told me this while I was touching the bloody area. The documents must have been lying there for about 10 minutes with the blood on them. The mark... Read more »

blood

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...then maybe 30 seconds or a minute were to pass and someone else had a small , slightly bleeding open cut (paper cut size) and touched the area where blood was present with their open cut. Would there be a risk of transmission. Is that enough... Read more »