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Cut On Hand Risks

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Cuts on Hands - Risk of Infection

When you say cut, I have heard the word "fresh cut" - what does this mean? Can you get infected through "nicks" in the skin that do not bleed?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...The only data I can refer to in responding to your question involve a case of a mother with severe excema on her hands who cared at home for her son with AIDS, and didn't wear gloves in contact with body fluids. She became infected, presumably Read more »

Assaulted on Halloween, Bitten, Cuts on Hands

Last Saturday evening I was assaulted at Halloween party. In the course of defending myself I... Read more »

first documented case from cut on hand and masterbation

Dear Dr. BodI just want to thank you for the work you are doing and i will be sending you a... Read more »
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The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...on a man (try the unlubricated, flavoredones). If you perform oral sex without a condom, finish up with your hand, or spitsemen out and rinse with a mouthwash rather than swallowing. Use a dental dam or cut-open... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...doesn't touch anyone else's penis, mouth, vagina, or rectum. Safe activities include kissing, erotic massage, masturbation or hand jobs (mutual masturbation). There are no documented cases of HIV transmission through wet clothing. Having sex in a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...and if neither one of you ever has sex or shares needles (see Fact Sheet 154 ) with anyone else. Fantasy, masturbation or hand jobs (where you keep your fluids to yourself), sexy talk, and non-sexual massage are also safe. These activities... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...brushing your teeth before sex. Fisting, Handballing or Fingering Paper cuts and other openings in the skin can make your hands vulnerable to infection. Wearing latex gloves keeps you protected during hand-vagina or hand-anus sex. Adding... Read more »
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HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
...much of it at first, but after i remmbered i had a tiny cut on my index finger from either the day before or 2 days before the handshaking. anyway, the cut was not bleeding and i didnt notice any blood or cut places on the barber mans hand. the... Read more »

Fingering question

Posted by mechfab, 4 Replies
...story. I am a married man that met a woman friend and inserted my fingers inside her vagina for a bout 10 mins., Now I checked my hand and there was no sores or cuts, scabs. This Happened May 5th. She went for her yearly exam and had an std... Read more »

Scratching a cut and sex

Posted by grcboy30, 1 Reply
...question is I used a damp soapy washcloth the wipe around gential area before discarded condom. I can't remember if I washed my hands and am a little worried if after (5-10 mins) I scratched a scab on my leg. I can't remember if I did or not. ... Read more »

cut on head rubbed by stripper

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...earlier. There are stains on my pants, meaning that she was obviously aroused or even worse--menstruating. Am I at risk from her hands, which touched herself, then touching my head with the cut on it. Please help me. I am freaking out. Read more »