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Can You Transmit Hiv Via Acne

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HIV infection due to acne

I am a man who has acne on his face, back and chest. My acne is not "severe" but if I dry myself after a shower with a white towel I will sometimes see traces of blood or pus on the towel. My question is as follows. Can i become infected...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I'm not aware of any information that points to acne as a route for transmission. Remember that HIV is only known to be sexually transmitted during vaginal and anal sex, and less frequently through oral sex.RMK... Read more »

Risk of infection thru ACNE

I recently went for a massage where the attendant offered to perform oral sex with a condom on.... Read more »

My mom asked a question for me (HOW HIV IS TRANSMITTED, 2010)

Hi my mom recently asked you a question that you kindly responded to. She donated some money and... Read more »
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Heterosexually Transmitted HIV Infection Among African Americans in North Carolina

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92% of HIV Infections in Mauritius Transmitted Through Injection Drug Use, Government Reports

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The Association Between Lack of Circumcision and HIV, HSV-2 and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

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Acne and HIV connection

Posted by alondonlad, 1 Reply
I had suffered from fairly bad acne for over 2 years now. In September I started having a laser treatment to try and solve the problem. I finished my cycle of treatment in December. I have also been on medication for over a year however all these... Read more »

ACNE BLOOD HIV TESTING OKAY?

Posted by WorriedinVegas
I recently sent in a blood sample for hiv-1 testing to HOME ACCESS. I got the blood for the sample from a scabbed acne, which I picked. It was more than enough blood to fill up the circle, but I have had the acne for a long time, before my possible... Read more »

Hiv usually transmitted before people know

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - HIV infection is likely to be transmitted before people are even aware that they are carriers, UK researchers report in the January 3rd issue of AIDS.

"The study demonstrates that a significant proportion of new HIV-1... Read more »

HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease in Women

Posted by adoniadennis, 1 Reply
Some of the most common warning signs with STD's in women would be the constant feeling of the flu, as many STD's lower one's immune system, making them much more susceptible to illness. Another would be the appearance of lesions, rashes, or even... Read more »