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Do People Get AIDS From Getting Scratched

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Nail scratching ((HIV infection)) (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2011)

Hi Dr. Robert,I had sex with a lady that I don't know. I used a cndom, but my concern that she was scratching me with her fingernail, the scratch was in my arm about 1 cm. I am worried that there was a fluid that include HIV under her nail.I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Tom.Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail (break). HIV is not transmitted via nail scratching. See link below.Dr. Bob<a... Read more »

nail scratched (HIV TRANSMISSION FROM FINGERNAIL SCRATCH, 2009)

Dear Doc I am helping PLHA in one of small organization in our country. last week I got nail... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Focus on Getting More People on Antiretroviral Therapy as AIDS Turns 30

Sunday marked the 30th anniversary of the first published report of the disease that came to be known as AIDS, the Los Angeles Times reports. Though the "promise" of a vaccine "has not materialized," "[s]ome progress has been made on other... Read more »
Haworth Press

Getting Started: Basic Skills for Effective Social Work with People with HIV and AIDS

In: HIV and Social Work: A Practitioner's Guide David M. Aronstein and Bruce J. Thompson, Editors ©1998 The Haworth Press, Binghamton, N.Y. Printed copies of this article are available from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-HAWORTH... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indiana: More Young People Getting AIDS

Spontaneous spring break encounters lead to an upswing in college-age visitors to the Muncie-based Open Door Community Service's HIV/AIDS program. "When people are partying and having a good time they let their guard down," explains Kim Wheat, ODC's... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

5 Ways Adults Can Help Young People Avoid Getting HIV/AIDS

No one can turn back the hands of time, but with the benefit of hindsight, we often wish that we had made different choices or had had information to help us make a better decision. Cory and Jah were diagnosed with HIV at about age 16. Now 25, they... Read more »
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For the worried well about Bird scratches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It is impossible to become infected with The HIV Virus from Birds.

Dr. Anonymous 2001

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HIV from Scratch

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
To Whom it May Concern:
Here is my dilemma. A couple of months ago I visited a "titty bar" and received three lap dances. During one of the dances I felt the dancer scratch my neck with her fingernail. Throughout the remainder of our session... Read more »

Infection throgh scratches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

Hope someone can advise.

I've always been served by this HIV positive beautician for about 2 years and have not feared for my life before. BUT since 11 Oct 1999, I've been living in fear of contracting HIV.

On that day, while she was massaging... Read more »

Cat Scratch and Undetectable Viral Load

Posted by qqq1, 1 Reply
I recently had an encounter with a guy where pre cum got on my hand and shirt. I found out that he is hiv positive with an undetectable viral load, so he claims. After the incident I believe I washed my hands, but precum was still on my shirt and... Read more »