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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
Hi,Here we go again. Urban legend #13: The psychopathic syringe-wielding lunatic randomly stabbing club kids with HIV-tainted needles as they bop to the beat. Your HIV risk is nonexistent. (See below.)Dr. Bob is this a sign of HIV? (NEEDLE STICK)... Read more »

broken skin and broken skin!!!

have broken lips and it bleed in winter now days..in that time i used the bottle to drink water... Read more »

Exposure via Broken Skin

The other day, I accidentally scratched a positive friend with my fingernail and his skin broke. I... Read more »
Articles
Treatment Action Group

AIDS Activism, Boehringer Ingelheim and the Broken Social Contract

Sheraton Golf Parco de'Medici, 6 April 2006, Rome [Note: This is a revised and expanded version of remarks I gave yesterday at the Boehringer Ingelheim symposium on HIV past and future. The two-day symposium is taking place at a business-style... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada Study Finds Link Between Smoking Crack, HIV

Daily smoking of crack cocaine is an independent risk factor for HIV infection, according to a nine-year study involving 1,048 injection drug users (IDUs) in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. When the study began in 1996, only 11.6 percent of the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Caused by Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Introduction The Microbiology and Treatment of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections The Epidemiology of MRSA SSTI in the HIV Positive Population Types of SSTI that can be Caused by MRSA Treatment of MRSA SSTI in the HIV Positive Patient Prevention... Read more »
Housing Works

In Detail: The Proposed Funding Cuts to HIV/AIDS Programs Embedded in the Sequestration

Image courtesy of queerocracy.org. Yesterday we discussed how the federal deal only delays the impending Sequestration cuts , which have now been effectively postponed until March. While many Congressional members may be breathing a sigh of... Read more »
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Precum to broken skin

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I see the insertive anal and vaginal rates are under 3% with a confirmed HIV+ partner, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me the tranmission estimates for presemen rubbed into a possibly open wound. Thanks. Read more »

Risk from broken skin/scrape?

Posted by banjeebwoi, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,

A man accidentally fell on top of me on the bus a few weeks ago and I ended up with scrapes/broken skin on my knee and my lower leg. They're about 2cm and were a bit red/bloody, though there was never blood dripping from them or... Read more »

Fingering with broken skin

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What are the chances of getting hiv from fingering the vagina and anus if you have broken skin on your finger?

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Fingering/Broken Skin (for Jackie & others)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have read in some previous posts that there has never been a documented case of HIV transmission via fingering. I'm wondering what is the source of that information.

I'm trying to stay calm...but I has an encounter at a gay bathhouse that... Read more »