Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Cut On Hand Scared I Have HIV

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Scared, cut on hand

I have a cut/skin irritation on the skin underneath one of my fingernails. This morning at work I was taking off a binder clip from a stack of papers and the metal part of the clip got under my nail. If there had, for some reason, been HIV...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
The best way to cope with mounting fear is to drown it in information. We've been clear for years about how HIV is transmitted. We've been clear for years that exposure must be direct and immediate. Dried blood on a paper clip poses no... Read more »

What's my HIV risk...cut on hand....

A few days ago I was on vacation. I was retrieving my luggage from the people at the hotel that... 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 »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Health District Cuts $400,000 Grant that Helped HIV Sufferers Stay on Medications, Navigate Insurance System

On Wednesday, the Palm Beach County Health Care District board unanimously approved a planned $400,000 cut to the Comprehensive AIDS Program's case management services despite testimony from 10 patients and providers that the services are vital. ... Read more »
Housing Works

Housing Works Responds to NYC DOH Report on Annual HIV Incidence With Demand to Restore AIDS Funding Cuts

With the release of disturbing new statistics about the annual incidence of HIV infections in New York City, Housing Works is reiterating its demand that New York State and City government restore millions in cuts to programs that prevent the spread... Read more »
Housing Works

In Detail: The Proposed Funding Cuts to HIV/AIDS Programs Embedded in the Sequestration

Image courtesy of queerocracy.org. Yesterday we discussed how the federal deal only delays the impending Sequestration cuts , which have now been effectively postponed until March. While many Congressional members may be breathing a sigh of... Read more »
American Medical Student Association

Medical Students Join On World AIDS Day to "Cut the Red Tape'' Impeding Effective HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment

Reston, Va. -- On the eve of World AIDS Day, 350 Chicago-area medical student members of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) are expected to rally starting at noon in front of Senator Obama's office, followed by a march to the Illinois... 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 »

I have HIV from Hand job or sex?

Posted by goloka, 3 Replies
Hi guys, I am very concern, because of my symptoms, that I may have HIV.
My recent exposure was went to the massage parlor and had a hand job and a massage with a massage oil. Then next day, I had felt the urge of urination and went to a doc and got... Read more »

Hiv from a cut (handshake)

Posted by randallcunn12, 1 Reply
The other day I was having a yard sale. While I was showing a lady and item our hands touched. When I looked at her finger I noticed she had a band aid on . Assuming there was blood on the band aid or if it moved and exposed her cut would there be a... Read more »

cuts/scrapes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
lately, little cuts and scrapes that i have gotten take a long time to heal. Im talking like 7-10 days for for a little cut that barely bleeds to heal. is this a sign of hiv infection? if so could it come withing 6 months post exosure? Read more »