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Can You Get Hbv Or Hiv From Puncture Wounds Or Broken Skin

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HIV from needlestick? but unsure if there was puncture wound. (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2009)

Hello Doctor. I live in the UK.I have a question which you may have answered before....but I want to be a bit more specfic. I was out in a really crowded dance club once and while walking through the crowd, felt a sharp prick on my hand. It was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...spot, about 1/4 of a penny. If i got pricked would i have a blood spot, bruise, or even a white spot? there is no signs of a puncture wound. Everyone says it probably from someone flicking cigarette ash on my neck. Please help, I have been crying... Read more »

Puncture

The other day I was eating at the bar at a restaurant. Since I am like 9 feet tall, my knees bump... Read more »

bites and hbv transmission

Are bites an efficient means of transmission of hbv because they are deep puncture wounds into the... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...staff at the establishment what procedures they use to prevent the spread of HIV and other blood-borne infections, such as the hepatitis B virus. You also may call the local health department to find out what sterilization procedures are in place... Read more »
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Entecavir in Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)/HIV Co-Infected Patients

... Previously, the guidelines recommended entecavir as an option for patients who required treatment for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) but not HIV infection. This recommendation was based on in vitro data showing no significant activity of entecavir... Read more »
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Hepatitis: Overview

...sewage in it, or through food that was handled by someone with contaminated hands. Hep A and Hep E do not cause chronic illness. Hepatitis B is the most common hepatitis virus. It can be transmitted from mother to infant, through sexual... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...Hepatitis A is usually not serious but it can be for someone with a weakened liver. This includes people who are infected with hepatitis B or C. Two hepatitis A vaccine shots can protect you for about 20 years. Hepatitis B can cause serious... Read more »
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Am I infected - puncture wound on finger.

Posted by Firetech, 2 Replies
3 1/2 weeks ago I went to a massage parlor for a hand job. The oriental girl masturbating me was crawling all over me. I fingered her vaginal opening which was drenched. I had a week old punture wound on the end of my finger. Scared as hell I... Read more »

worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...sensation on my foot,it was kind of like sand grinding on my foot,i was wearing slippers,I checked my feet to see if there were any puncture wounds or blood,i didnt see any blood,so i tried to ignore this,but then 20 minutes later i started to... Read more »

Divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...Hello, I am the ex wife of an hiv positive dad. He became positive after our divorce. I am having a hard time dealiing with his status. We have two very small Read more »

Significant risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...thought i'd let ya know that as i researched Dr. Bob he stated that a significant risk, or high risk exposure would be a deep puncture wound (needle) from a known hiv infected person. or unprotected anal sex with an hiv positive person. Read more »