Cuts And Hiv Infection

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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 "insurance". I... Read more »

DONATION!!! Possibility of HIV infection from someone else's paper cut? PLEASE HELP! Losing sleep

I was with a gay male aquaintance [status unknown]when he realized he had a bleeding paper cut. He... Read more »

Bong use= HIV infection?

Hello doctor,A couple days ago I was smoking weed through a bong with a few of my friends, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...the country, officials said recently. The drugs, if taken within 72 hours of exposure to the virus, can reduce the chances of HIV infection by about 79 percent. PEP will be available only with a prescription and recommendation by health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...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 employed in the prevention program... Read more »
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

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 »
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Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...the presence of mind to discard it? I can't understand. Now I have to live with the thought that I may have exposed myself to HIV infection. I mean, the toilet paper which came into contact with the seat actually also came into contact with my... Read more »

Cut on finger and toilet seat

Posted by xtreme, 1 Reply
...thanks for the responses! Much appreciated! Another 2 questions regarding HIV transmission - 1. I had a cut on my finger where I was fingering my girlfriend - does this pose as a risk for HIV for her to get infected if I had the virus Read more »

HIV infected or not?

Posted by Andreea, 2 Replies
...Could one get infected with HIV if he had wounds on he's fingers and touched plastic lids that an HIV positive cut himself in? (I heard that outside the body the virus dies in a few minutes, and if the person having the virus is taking a... Read more »

Sinus infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply clogged up everynight to, is this in anyway linked to HIV ? and also please answer this: do cuts take longer to heal with HIV infection ? or do cuts normally take along time to take. 2 weeks or so ? Read more »