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Do People Catch HIV From Touching A Bloody Scab

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...lead to AIDS within a few years after they were infected. On the flip side, some people can go 20 years or more without ever developing AIDS. Ten years has been found to be the average amount of time that passes between when a person is infected with HIV and when he or she begins experiencing the symptoms of AIDS. 2. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel. Because the symptoms of acute HIV are almost...
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HIV+ blood on two day old cut

Hello.I am a Police Officer who came into contact with HIV+ blood on duty. Long story short is that I was searching a person who had a cut on their hand. Their cut was at least 1hr old but was still oozing and was not dry. During this process I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...dilute any infectious agent. Also, HIV does not live very long outside the body. The chance you got enough fresh HIV-tainted blood into your 1.5-day-old partially scabbed cut from a blood/water/soap mixture washing across the healing wound is... Read more »

blood on table?

I just want to let you know that you are a beautiful person with a beautiful soul. I have been living with the worry of getting HIV for many years now and I am working hard to rid myself of this "mental disease". Having said that, I do have a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Considering all the circumstances you detail in your post, I'd say your HIV risk would be so remote as to be completely nonexistent. I'm glad you are working to confront your true medical problem irrational Read more »

Cut to Cut

Can someone please answer my question I'm freaking out! I went to an AIDS benefit on Saturday and I shook hundreds of hands with people who were infected with HIV. I also squeezed alot of faces to say how cute they were. When I got home I was...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Dear TPG,Relax.You don't get HIV this way.If you're having to take Xanax for your anxiety, maybe getting the definitive answer (by testing) would be a more effective Read more »

suicide may be the only answer...please help

Dr. Bob, I have written you before with no response. I know that you are busy but please help...I'm desperate. I come from a conservative family, have a conservative job, and I would be shunned if I was HIV+. I need your advice...please.I should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...out over these non-issues speaks volumes about your upbringing, lack of even very basic HIV information and your self-centered personality. No doubt you have problems, but they are not HIV related. So you can put down the hara-kiri knife, OK?Dr.... Read more »
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Older People and HIV

... How Many Older People Have AIDS? Why Are Older People Getting Infected? Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? Is HIV the Same in Older People? Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...symptoms. Proper counseling and treatment can help you and your partner learn to cope with the disease, recurrent episodes, personal relationships, and fertility issues. Treatment Although there is no cure for genital herpes, your health... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...of the body. Hematocrit (HCT) measures the percentage of blood volume taken up by red blood cells. A high RBC is common for people who live at high altitude. It's a way the body adjusts to thinner oxygen. Very low readings for RBC, hemoglobin... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...diseases including heart disease and Alzheimer's. What Is IRIS? IRIS is a serious condition that can occur shortly after a person starts HIV therapy for the first time. It can also occur in people who restart their meds after a time being... Read more »
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worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...friend last week,we were just sitting in a corner playing with our handhelp videogames.suddenly a group of 6 homosexual indian people walked past,they were talking and shouting alll weird but me and my friend didnt really bother about them at... Read more »

PLEASE respond

Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...was blood or not whats the hiv risk? or am i paranoid? also, when someone bowls and the ball goes through the gutter to the person, if there was any blood, would it be cleaned on the way? thursday, i woke up with night sweats and a 1 inch sweat... Read more »

please respond

Posted by jkhjkjkhg, 1 Reply
...was blood or not whats the hiv risk? or am i paranoid? also, when someone bowls and the ball goes through the gutter to the person, if there was any blood, would it be cleaned on the way? i woke up saturday morning with my shirt half wet and legs... Read more »

Blood Contact - PLEASE HELP!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...or so later), I went home and looked on my shirt. While he was punching me, one of his scabs must have ripped open and some blood got on my shirt. Now I am terrified that I might get HIV. Someone, anyone who has any extended knowledge on this... Read more »