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Can You Get Hiv Through Contact With A Bloody Cut

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OCD update - bloody towels, bloody toilet, bloody everything

Dr. Bob,Im one of the paranoid OCD people who seem to swarm to you. HIV is a common fear for OCD-ers with contamination issues. I dont know if youre at all curious about my progress; Id like to think so because you seem to care about people in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV fears are completely irrational and totally unwarranted. Your problem is psychological, not virologic. I urge you to continue to work with your therapist. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. (No McCain. No Sarah "I can see... Read more »

Bloody Scissors and Possible Cut

Thank you, Ms. Southall. I was worried because of possible amount of blood on scissors. Would the... Read more »

Bloody Scissors and Possible Cut

Hairdresser cut her finger. She then took a few minutes to put a band-aid on. She then continued to... Read more »
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Disconnected: Incarceration Cuts You Off From Your Social Network -- and HIV Thrives on That

Most people are not surprised to learn that HIV infections cluster in jail and prison inmates. At any given time, there are over 2.2 million adults in U.S. jails and prisons, and one of every seven HIV-infected Americans are released from these... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Arab Emirates: Sale of Drugs to Cut HIV Infection Allowed

The United Arab Emirates' Ministry of Health has approved the dispensing of eight antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) across the country, officials said recently. The drugs, if taken within 72 hours of exposure to the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: HIV Fund Cuts Spur Charge of Rural Bias

To ensure that the most effective HIV prevention programs get federal funding, the Texas Department of Health this year changed the competitive process for those dollars, resulting in several programs going unfunded next year. Of the 57 HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts Cuts Jails' HIV Programs

Due to federal funding reductions, Massachusetts has cut $1.25 million for HIV testing and education in county jails and houses of correction. Sheriffs warn the decision will eliminate HIV educator positions, curb HIV testing, and end the monitoring... Read more »
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shaking someone's bloody hand

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
2 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.

What's my risk? Read more »

small cut could get HIV?

Posted by ririn, 1 Reply
Hi... i was having a small cut yesterday.. this morning my friend was having nosebleeding and i helped her wipe the blood with tissue paper. If there is chance that my friend is HIV positive, and if my small cut happened to be in contact with the... Read more »

bloody surface

Posted by adrian18, 1 Reply
Hello,

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 »