Can You Get HIV From Touching A Bloody Scab
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Rocky Mountain CARESHiYou cannot get HIV from yourself. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected... Read more »
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HBO's "Angels in America" Could Provoke "Bloody" Debate Over Reagan's Handling of AIDS Epidemic, Opinion Piece SaysHBO 's adaptation of Tony Kushner's play "Angels in America ," the first segment of which is set to air on Dec. 7, is a "searing indictment of how the Reagan administration's long silence stoked the plague of AIDS in the 1980s" and "[i]f [it]... Read more »
"We Feel So Attached to Them": Med Student Overcomes Fear of HIV to Cuddle Children and Touch the Dying in the Slums of IndiaPrior to starting her second year of medical studies at University of Alberta (UA) this fall, Aisha Khatib is spending this summer working as an HIV/AIDS educator in Pune, India. Khatib is working for the Deep Griha Society in Pune, which is south... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI had a low risk exsposure. I have 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 »
Posted by 613, 2 Replies2 years ago at a concert, this guy cut him self in a mosh pit. He shook my hand and had blood on it. Freaking out, I washed it off using water. I dont think they had soap, and I was not actively bleeding either.
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Posted by adrian18, 1 ReplyHello,
Yesterday I removed snow from the driveway with a shovel, that wasn't mine.
Outside were about 0 degrees Celsius. The shovel was broken in the middle, and it was held together with some scotch tape.
After 30 minutes of working, in the right hand... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesJust before Christmas 2004, I began to have fevers and headaches that recurred every three or four days. These bouts became more severe as time went on and by mid-January I was beginning to lose weight and becoming fatigued. Unfortunately, I was... Read more »
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