Chances Of Getting Hiv With Hangnail

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towel and hangnail

Dear Doc, This is in reference to a question you kindly responded to for a question posted to you on Nov. 20, 2007 regarding a small hangnail coming into contact with blood on a watered down towel. You kindly responded that the risk was "essentially...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...through the holidays. Dr. Bob,I had a small hangnail which made contact with watered down blood on a wet towel.Am I at risk of hiv from this incident? I don't want to get tested because of this unless you feel there is a real medical reason to do... Read more »

Another Mutual Masturbation Question?

Dear Dr. Bob:Maybe I didn't type in the correct wording on this, so I only got an answer with HIV-... Read more »

iv line and hiv

Dear Dr. Bob,I have written you before and you have always given me fact based answers which ease... Read more »
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Urgent!!! hangnails

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What is the risk for HIV, After fingering, I noticed an area on one of my fingers that had hangnais. It was not bleeding, but had peeled the top layer Read more »

unluckiest man on the earth

Posted by lifemistake1, 5 Replies
... hy there... i am from croatia, a land where hiv is not really spread....800 of 4,5 milion people... one night i had protected vaginal sex with a girl who after that sad to me Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, I was wondering if anyone who is hiv + could describe the early symptoms in more detail. Are the flu-like symptoms severe? Also, I read something on this board about Read more »

Going back into the HIV closet.

Posted by Mike_B, 5 Replies
...I started being more open about my HIV status about a year ago. I thought it would help with my guilt and shame. It hasn't. On the contrary, I feel more isolated Read more »