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Chills After Touching A Bloody Scab Worried I Have HIV

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...you don't. This can happen for any number of reasons, including guilt, stress or obsessive-compulsiveness. The key is to realize when your fears about HIV are legitimate and when they're not. Keep in mind that, if you're worried that something you did put you at risk for HIV, no matter how "out there" you might think your action was, it's pretty much guaranteed that other people have worried about the same thing. In fact, TheBody.com's ...
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Scab on Penis

My husband has had a scab on his penis for quite some time now. it will heal up and then randomly appear again. im starting to worry becuase it seems to be getting larger and in more areas on his shaft. he said its probably from him scratching...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, this could be a sexually related disease. Whether it is or not, since it is a recurrent problem, he needs to have it evaluated without delay. Have him see his primary care doctor or a dermatologist.Dr. Bob Read more »

Damnit dude, I love you! Dr.Bob= kickass man! Everyone worried about hiv needs to totally chill out!!!

For a while I was worried that I was infected with hiv, and i was 100% sure I had it! I had almost every symptom in the book and was suffering for about 2-3 weeks so i went in for a checkup and it turns out i have mono hahah! Although the girl i had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi TNT,TNT, thanks for your dynamite post (so to speak).Here's an easy way to summarize the Bobinator's philosophy:Yesterday is done, tomorrow is a mystery.Today is a gift. That's whyThey call it the "present."Use your present wisely and always... 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
...toothbrushes. Read the posting transmission through shaving? for more information about this topic. If you are not being exposed to blood under these circumstances, you are not at risk for HIV and other bloodborne diseases.If you have any... Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

...women differently in some ways: When women are first diagnosed, they tend to have lower viral loads (amount of HIV in the blood) compared to men who are newlydiagnosed Women generally have a faster disease progression, and lower CD4... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...belly under the muscle. Subcutaneous fat is the layer of fat justunder the skin. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances in the blood, such ascholesterol and triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

...demonstrates an AIDS-related panic attack as well as the anxiety that can be brought on by an HIV/AIDS diagnosis and disclosure worries. HELP ... I don't know what's happening to me Aug 20, 2010 Whether genetically, biologically or... Read more »
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worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...was kind of like sand grinding on my foot,i was wearing slippers,I checked my feet to see if there were any puncture wounds or blood,i didnt see any blood,so i tried to ignore this,but then 20 minutes later i started to become paranoid and i went... Read more »

Blood Contact - PLEASE HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...or so later), I went home and looked on my shirt. While he was punching me, one of his scabs must have ripped open and some blood got on my shirt. Now I am terrified that I might get HIV. Someone, anyone who has any extended knowledge on this... Read more »

worried. PLEASE answer

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...afterwards when i pushed my chin on paper, i found a couple period sized red dots. what would b the hiv risk if those dots weren't my blood but blood that was hiv+? what if blood was on his hand from a doorknob and it got in the wound? he only... Read more »

Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...exception of 2 things. My hiv results hadn't come in but she said this is normal because they have to mail that test. Still, that worries me. She also told me i tested "reactive" to Hepatitis C. My range was very low though. Anything over 1.00 is... Read more »