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Cut On Lip And Possible HIV Exposure

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...is still possible for health care workers who take PEP to get HIV infection. Other Exposure In 2005, the Centers for Disease Control reviewed information on PEP. They concluded that it should also be available for use after HIV exposures that are not work-related. People can be exposed to HIV during unsafe sexual activity, when a condom breaks during sex, or if they share needles for injecting drugs. Infants can be exposed if they drink...
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Unreadable results (HARM REDUCTION FOR INJECTION DRUG USE, 2010)

A family member had HIV and STD tests done at local clinic. All the results for STDs were negative. The result for HIV test listed unreadable. What does this mean? There can not be a 3 month waiting period as she is sexually active and occasional...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...harm-reduction techniques for injection drug use. She'll then need an HIV test three months or longer from the last potential HIV exposure (unprotected sex or unsafe intravenous drug use). I'll reprint below some information from the archives... Read more »

ONE MORE FROM WORRIED CANADIAN; DONATION COMING

hi doc,2 days ago you responded to my question regarding potential non-sexual exposures to HIV. (Question name:PLEASE HELP A CANADIAN, WILL DONATE FOR ANSWER). I described 3 different scenarios (one in which I was bled on by a customer during my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...small bruise on the inside of my mouth at that point.3.) Again while working as a cashier, I cut my fingers on a sign-post clip while replacing signs hanging from the ceiling. The two small cuts looked a little bit deeper than most cuts on the... Read more »

Infected blood in eyes

Hi DocI work at an orphanage in South Africa. While tending to a baby who fell and cut her lip, she coughed the blood into one of my eyes. At her last check her viral load was more than 750 000. She is on ARVs. I started on Aspen Lamzid (Combivir)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...medications for well over a decade, I completely understand your dislike of the side effects. As with anyone who has had an HIV exposure significant enough to warrant a course of PEP, I recommend you be followed by an HIV specialist, if possible.... Read more »

HIV nose mucus enters clapped cut lips

A realative of mines is infected with HIV/AIDS. I gave this relative a kiss on the cheak, thinking that It was not possible to become infected. Unfortunately my relatives nose was dripping mucus due to the cold weather. Some of the mucus fom her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...crack or crystal meth may also be a co-factor in transmission of HIV because it can cause severe burns or cuts on the mouth and lips. These cuts or burns can serve as a transmission site for HIV or other blood-borne infections during oral sex or... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...anatomy, rather than gender identity, determines where transgender prisoners are housed. This contributes to an increased risk of HIV exposure, as transgender prisoners may be targeted for rape, coerced sex, and coerced prostitution. It is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...infected partner also is at risk because HIV can enter through the urethra (the opening at the tip of the penis) or through small cuts, abrasions, or open sores on the penis. Not having (abstaining from) sex is the most effective way to avoid... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...sores that get exposed to infected fluids. These could be cold sores, genital herpes, mouth ulcers, syphilis sores, or other cuts or breaks in the skin. When there is exposure to infected blood . When the uninfected insertive male partner is... Read more »
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Hiv exposure question.. help please

Posted by uncleargyle, 1 Reply
...hello. Here's my problem. I work with a person who has hiv. We were gift wrapping with a little sewing scissors.. Well, he cut himself on it (just a little prick..that's what she said.. anyway) and then about two hours later I cut myself on the... Read more »

HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
Please can someone give me their honest opinion on whether this is a reason for me to be concerned and tested? Im going out of my mind with worry and keep checking my body for HIV symptoms due what I believe my risky exposure. Im a 34 year old... Read more »

Scared and Worried: Possible HIV Exposure

Posted by kindahypertonic, 1 Reply
Hey everyone, I had an unprotected sexual experience February 2, 2007. The morning after having received and given a blowjob (I did not swallow nor did he) as well as a single unprotected anal insertion [i received]- no sex, as in no continous... Read more »

Breast secretion - dangerous ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...a thick white sticky fluid was secreted (possibly some sort of breast infection). I am sure that I must have got some on my lips. I stopped immediately, and maybe in 5 minutes time I cleaned my mouth. I don't have any cuts or sores in my mouth. ... Read more »