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Cut On Hand And HIV Transmission Risk

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transmission through cut on hand...

Hey, I was recently at a party, and a friend of mine (unknown HIV status) opened a bottle of wine. He cut his finger while opening the bottle, and it was bleeding. I'm not sure if any blood got into the wine. I have been panicking since then...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Relax, Max! I see absolutely no reason for you to be "stressed/depressed" or even minimally concerned. Your HIV risk from the episode you describe is completely nonexistent, OK? So chill out and stop worrying! Why not have another... Read more »

"immediate hand to cut/sore/wound transmission, possible?"

I had sex with this GRO girl, i paid for. I was using condom during the entire sex. Then after... Read more »

Transmission through cuts on hands serving drinks

My friend is wondering the likelihood of transmission through an odd instance. They were at a... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Longer, Stronger HIV Drug Regimen for Breastfeeding Women Cuts Mother-to-Child Transmission Rate, Study Finds

"HIV infection rates among babies are significantly cut when mothers are given prolonged ARV treatment during breastfeeding," according to findings released at the International AIDS Society conference in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday,... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Eight Strategies to Trim Transmission Risk in People With HIV

Table of Contents First Step in Positive Prevention: Telling Partners Second Step to Positive Prevention: Undetectable Viral Load "Drinking the Kool-Aid" on Treatment as Prevention Risk Screening and STI Testing for Positive Prevention ... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Minimal Risk of Sexual HIV Transmission for Heterosexual Couples When the HIV-Positive Partner Has an Undetectable Viral Load

A systematic review of publications reporting on rates of HIV transmission between heterosexual couples, where the HIV positive partner has an undetectable viral load on ART, revealed minimum risk of transmission. Michelle Letchumanan, on behalf... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Doctor Says "the Cut" Lowers Risk of HIV Infection

An HIV expert is advising Australian government and health officials to inform parents about male circumcision's protective effects against HIV and other STDs. Dr. Alex Wodak points to data from Africa showing that circumcision helps reduce... Read more »
Connect With Others

Am I at risk? Open cuts on hands...

Posted by Gka978, 2 Replies
First, I'm sorry if this seems like a trivial question. My next step will be addressing anxiety issues

I have two scratches/cuts on my right hand, both from a new kitten who thinks my hand is a toy. I shook hands with someone who could be considered... Read more »

Risk of transmission?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I was at this bar, decent place but the bathroom was very dirty, I am female, I went to pee and of course I didn't seat on the toilet, I pulled down my jeans almost to my knees, I don't know if they touched the floor but the floor was dirty, I swear... Read more »

HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
hi there. first i must say I have terrible anxiety over this possible exposure. 10 days ago, i was at a barber shop with my father. he was getting his hair cut. the barber was gay. afterwards the barber came over to me and shook my hand. i didnt... Read more »

HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »