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Cuts And Hiv Infection

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa Targets 50 Percent Cut in HIV Infections

On Tuesday in Cape Town, a senior South African HIV/AIDS official told members of Parliament that the five-year National Strategic Plan to fight HIV will be in place next month. "It is a statement of intent whose target is, among other things, to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Malaysia Aims to Cut HIV Infection Rate by 20 Percent in Next Year

Warning that AIDS could reverse a half-century of development gains, Malaysian Health Minister Cua Soi Lek recently announced a goal of reducing the nation's HIV infection rate by 20 percent "by the end of 2007 or early 2008." Measures to be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Arab Emirates: Sale of Drugs to Cut HIV Infection Allowed

The United Arab Emirates' Ministry of Health has approved the dispensing of eight antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) across the country, officials said recently. The drugs, if taken within 72 hours of exposure to the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV infection due to cuts/use of blades

Dear Dr. Feinberg,I bought a Victorinox utility knife on a cutlery. This was on display. The vendor told me she often cuts herself when displaying the knives. I am not sure if she cut herself with the one I bought, but it is likely (if she is...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If you wipe your new knife with a dilute solution of household bleach, 1 part bleach to 9 parts water, it will kill any HIV present. By the time the blood dries, the HIV would be dead anyway, but you can use the vleach for extra... Read more »

HIV infection from open cut

Please help me with this apprehension.I asked someone (I suspect with HIV) outside a pub for a cigarette. He took it out from his pack using his fingers holding the filter and gave me. I lit it immediately and smoked the cigarette. Later I realized...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIThis is not a way for HIV transmission to occur. If indeed there happened to be blood on the cigarette, HIV begins to die once it is outside of the body and is unable to infect. There would have to be a significant amount of blood on the... Read more »

percentage of transmitting HIV infected blood thru a cut on hands

To Doctor Bob.I am a nurse with patient newly diagnosed with HIV. Before he had this diagnosis, i happen to obtain blood samples from him to be send to laboratory for some routine tests.and by accident, some blood spilled on my cut hands. i have a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.All occupational exposures should be reported to your occupational health division so that the incident can be documented and the exposure evaluated and treated if needed. If you had done this, you wouldn't be panicking now, as you would... Read more »

hiv infection via paper cut ?

Dear Dr BobFirst of all, I would like to thank you for your all your efforts to educate and comfort people, you are truly an amazing person.Well I'm a medical student and just last week I was on clinical placement at a hospital. I had a paper...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Your HIV-acquisition risk from touching equipment and patients while having a non-bleeding paper cut is nonexistent. HIV is not your problem. Testing is not warranted. I agree you have "health anxiety" issues. Considering you're a... Read more »
Connect With Others

am i infected? cut on frenulum after removing condom

Posted by spread
I had protected sex with a local sex worker.
After i had a protected sex, using condom, i removed the condom using my bare hands. The condom was wet with vaginal fluids, and i touch it making my fingers wet with vaginal fluids. Immediately After... Read more »

small cut and infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am curious on the likelyhood of transmission. I had masturbated another guy, and he had precummed, he did not fully ejaculate. It was brief. Anyways I had bit my nails a couple hours before this, and later that night I noticed some minor... Read more »

Infected Blood to Cut on finger!!!

I am working in a Departmental store with the petrol station.
There a lady customer came in asking for BAND AID for her open would profously bleeding. and i being and customer service manager. went out to help her and tried to put BAND AID with bare... Read more »

Infected via cut likelihood

Posted by Anonymous
I accidentally stuck myself with a pair of scissors that were in the blood bank at work 9 weeks ago. The scissors had been sitting at room temperature for at least 12 hours without use and there was no visible blood on them. I didn't think anything... Read more »