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Do People Catch AIDS From Touching An Open Scab

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Please Help me with this DR. Bob and I hope this doesn't qualify me as a Loonie !!

Dr. Bob, I am back for a return visit and a new question and a follow up doantion. My concern is that I live in Arizona where it is HOTT. I went to the Garbage today to push out the recyclables. Pick up is on Monday mornings. you know the blue...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...did indeed happen right then and there?" Even with all your remote hypothetical coincidences (bleeding HIV-positive homeless people rummaging through your toter just before your arrived, etc.), your HIV-acquisition risk remains nonexistent.... Read more »

Therapy Update - And we Have only one person to THANK for all our Progress - Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob. I am happy to report therapy is really going well for my son. things are starting to come... Read more »

HIV in spit?

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...infected with herpes zoster and develop chickenpox. They should avoid contact with the shingles rash or with anything that may have touched the shingles rash or blisters. How Is Shingles Treated? Several types of drugs are used to treat... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...herpes should follow a few simple steps to avoid spreading the infection to other places on their body or other people. Avoid touching the infected area during an outbreak, and wash your hands after contact with that area. Do not have sexual... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...sex. It is not a good idea to set the barrier aside and use it again because it's too easy to flip it over and forget what side touched the vagina or anus. Dental dams are not as readily available as plastic wrap. They can be bought from medical... Read more »
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Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...would be the risk of hiv or any std if there was hiv+ blood on the table, got on his shirt, and that wound (when it was open) touched it? what would be the risk if it was dot sized drop of blood? what about inch sized drop of blood? or am i just... Read more »

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Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...5.(march 31) saw a 1 inch in diameter spot of dried blood on my shorts n it wasn't mine. what's the risk if it was fresh n i touched it n it got into a wound? before all this (around september) some jerk threw a dirty shirt at me. what if the... Read more »

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my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...idea the things that go through my head. If he has a little scratch or something on his arm....i won't touch anything that he touched because of it. I think that "ohh, maybe I can catch it from that". The other night, we ordered food....I... Read more »