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Cuts And Hiv Risk

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gays: Drug Study Sees Up to 92 Percent Cut in HIV Risk

Oral emtricitabine/tenofovir (FTC/TDF, branded as Truvada) taken daily to prevent HIV infection is most effective in patients who have the highest levels of the drugs in their blood, according to a late-breaking study presented Wednesday at the... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion: "HIV 'Cure' at Risk From Budget Cuts"

"The automatic cuts in federal spending known as sequestration could take a bite out of crucial medical research, such as the recently unveiled study in which a toddler was cured of HIV. The National Institutes of Health, which co-funded the study,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

hiv risk after cut on finger

dear dr.Weidman,a few days ago i was at a party.After a few drinks i saw i had a small fresh cut on my finger with small amount of blood on it.Since on that party some of the people seemed to use drugs,is it a high risk if someone scratched me with...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hi thereFirst, I think it is great you are already talking with someone about these anxieties. I think that they are just that and I don't think it is likely at all that anyone poked you with a needle or any other sharp object at the party. It... 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 hold your luggage. When he got my bag for me and I gave him a tip his thumb touched my thumb. Now my hands were really dry at this point and after he...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There is simply no risk for HIV from this situation. You <b>can't</b> get HIV from casual situations. This can't be repeated enough.For HIV to transmit there needs to be HIV positive body fluid coming... Read more »

HIV risk from being "Cut by broken tile"

Hi - Tonight I stepped onto a piece of broken tile on the shower floor at a gym in the heart of the Castro. I pulled the tile out of my foot and it was bleeding. What are my chances of getting infected by HIV? If someone who was HIV positive just...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,This is similar to my colleague Richard's<a href="http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q218738.html" target=_new>response</a> to a recent question. I'll echo his answer "You were... Read more »

Hiv risk from oral cut

I had protected oral sex with an escort.. She tested negative with a swab test a few days ago.. She told me .. But I had a small open cut from a pulled hair or broken pimple .. I fear her mouth was bleeding idk was it but I fear I have real bad...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
There is absolutely no risk from the situation you're describing. None!Oral sex is already low risk for HIV. Your sex was protected, therefore no risk.The information about the "small open cut" is meaningless since the woman you had... Read more »
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HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
hi there. first i must say I have terrible anxiety over this possible exposure. 10 days ago, i was at a barber shop with my father. he was getting his hair cut. the barber was gay. afterwards the barber came over to me and shook my hand. i didnt... Read more »

HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »

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 »