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Do People Catch HIV From Cut On Hand

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

... How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission
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Facial Nightmare - I would like to donate.

Dear Dr. Bob, Two Quick Questions: Simple: I went to get a facial. The lady that worked on me had bad hands. You would think that by using all those products her hands would be perfect. But just the opposite. Her fingers looked hacked up. She told...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...answer your "tow" questions "accurtely"???1. Nonexistent.2. Nonexistent.Both your and your husband's worries are unwarranted. HIV testing is not medially warranted or recommended. However, if you and hubby continue to fret, despite my... Read more »

Sweat and Cuts

I am a nursing student and recently came into contact with a patient that just found out that he was HIV positive. I was doing a general physical assessment and when I went to palpate his neck I didn't realize it was drenched in sweat- I was not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...FOODS..LIKE PICKLES AND TOMATOES..LOL)..SINCE IM NEGATIVE AND DONT DO ANAL SEX..GIVE OR TAKE..IM REALLY CONFUSED ABOUT AN INFECTED PERSONS SALIVA..ON MY HORNY COCK..THAT IM ALWAYS PLAYIN WIT..AND WEARIN COCK RINGS...WELL MAN..WHY IS SALIVA SO... Read more »

Question re: catching Hepatitus C from cutting finger

My questions concerns the transmission of Hepatitus C by cutting ones finger. I was using a restroom and I scratched my finger on the toilet paper dispenser, which was rather sharp. Although it was just a scratch, a very small amount of blood...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not give this event any more thought. I would not recommend testing. Read more »

Can you give yourself HIV/AIDS? - by semen contact with a cut or wound of yourself? (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV/AIDS)

hiya docI was wondering about this cause a couple days ago I was masturbating myself after sometime, but was not warned that I got a cut on a side of my thumb that was nearly opened (not bleeding ye but interior cut and transparent fluid was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...contract a sexually transmitted illness from yourself! STDs involve germs (viruses and bacteria) that spread from an infected person to another person via sexual activity. Masturbation, choking the chicken, spanking the monkey or whatever you... Read more »
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The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily transmitted throughunprotected (no... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...is a serious disease caused by common bacteria. Tetanus infection can occur in any cut in the skin. It cannot be passed from person to person. Injecting drug users have a higher risk of a tetanus infection. Diphtheria is another bacterial... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...physical activity. One study found that diet and exercise leading to 5 to 7 percent weight loss (about 10 to 14 pounds in a person who weighs 200 pounds) lowered the rate of type 2 diabetes by nearly 60 percent. Study participants lost weight by... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...some serious side effects. Fact Sheet 156 has more information on PEP. The Bottom Line HIV does not spread easily from person to person. To get infected with HIV, infected blood, sexual fluid, or mother's milk has to get into your body.... Read more »
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Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
...for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist Bump the other day and I had scrathes from... Read more »

HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
...much of it at first, but after i remmbered i had a tiny cut on my index finger from either the day before or 2 days before the handshaking. anyway, the cut was not bleeding and i didnt notice any blood or cut places on the barber mans hand. the... Read more »

please help me. deep kiss and cuts .

Posted by ind234567, 2 Replies
...so and it resulted in my lips getting minor cuts and scratches. now i believe the girl did it on purpose to infect max no of people. im scared now. at the time of kiss i dont remember tasing blood. today i rechecked myself by biting my lips with... Read more »

please put my mind at rest!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...know HIV when exposed to air dies so I know this poses no risk). The following day (with a plaster on) I shock a couple of peoples hands (who were positive) - I did not see any blood on their hand (and I doubt they would shake my hand if they... Read more »