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Can You Get Hiv From Fingering With A Small Scab

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AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...the time and might look pale. See Fact Sheet 551 on fatigue and Fact Sheet 552 on anemia. Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) measures the average volume (size) of individual red blood cells. A low MCV means that the 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...
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Can I get infected if?

Neither by boyfriend or I have ever had any STD. Just recently my boyfriend was shaving his pubic hairs and he go a little razor cut in his penis. It had already scabbed and 2 days later we had sexual intercourse and the scab fell off. It scabbed a...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Any direct contact of the genital tract or anal canal with HIV infected blood (such as could be present in this wound) during sexual contact could transmit HIV infection. This being said, Read more »

Sores/scabs on scalp

I have been HIV+ for about 10 years and for almost all of that time I have had small scabs and/or sores on my scalp. My T-cells are 1,100 and my viral load is under 1,000. My dermatologist and my PCP do not know what is causing them. Can you help me...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Very difficult to diagnose a skin/scalp disorder that has eluded your HIV specialist or dermatologist. Seborrheic dermatitis is very common is HIV + patients (dandruff like at times in the scalp) so Read more »

hiv or hep from scab

is it possible to get hep b or c or hiv from an infected person by shaking hands if say i had a scab on myne or having them sit on my bedding
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No, we are only concerned about active blood exposure to an open wound. Dr. M Read more »

Nail Clippers, scabs, and HIV transmission

I have a habit of using nail clippers to peel of scabs on my body..which usually results in bleeding. Me and my room mate share the same nail clipper. Recently, I found out that my room mate is the type at sleeps around. Do u think my habit would...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...would be in your best interest to stop doing this, and to allow your cuts to completely heal on their own. In regard to any HIV risks, the risks are essentially the same as sharing razors and toothbrushes. Read the posting transmission... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...almost always on just one side of the body. Within a few days, a rash appears on the skin area related to the inflamed nerve. Small blisters form and fill with fluid. Later they break open and develop crusty scabs. If the blisters are scratched,... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...during one of these activities someone else's blood might enter your own bloodstream (which, incidentally, cannot happen if a scab or a sore spot on your skin brushes against a surface that looks as if it has dried blood on it): unprotected... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...differences in side effects may be due to interactions between HIVtherapy and female hormones. It may also be the result of women's smallerphysical size. Standard doses of drugs are usually based upon research donepredominantly in men. This... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...of condoms designed explicitly for men who have a large penis. Interestingly, few if any men say that their penises are too small for a condom. Using "Male" Condoms Pick up the condom by grabbing the "nose" (the reservoir tip) between... Read more »
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low risk contact but fever and rash??

Posted by bob111, 2 Replies
...and waist what looks like a rash??? tiny red patches on my skin of varying shapes and sizes, not uniform in pattern and again, small. im mostly better in terms of the fever, but i think my forehead still feels a little hot and i never checked to... Read more »

Bumps on arms

Posted by anonworried, 2 Replies
...of like a tiny mosquito bite. A little itchy, and when scratched the skin kind of gets a darker color and scabs up. But the small scab will not really go away. On my left arm I have 2 bumps that "healed" to a point where its scarred and there... Read more »

Blemishes and scabs- HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I 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 »

Desperately seeking answers

Posted by scared_stiff_to, 5 Replies
...before leaving and don't recall seeing any obvious blood - should mention that she was very dry. Soon afterward I noticed a small scab on the inside of one finger that had been inside her. I scratched it off it and it did not expose any blood nor... Read more »