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Do People Get HIV From Open Wound

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hiv transmission through open wound

Hello. Back in June of this year, I accidentally brushed my arm with a person's opened wound. I checked and my arm had no blood on it. in addition I had no open cuts or sores/wounds except for a few bedbug bites. since June I've been...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI agree with your doctor there is no way for HIV transmission to occur this way. HIV transmission occurs when there is a direct exchange of body fluid and since you had no cuts or open areas on you there is no way for HIV to enter your body. Be... Read more »

Afraid of open wounds

HelloI'm very very very afraid of these diseases.I work in a shop and i am asking whether i... Read more »

Dr. Bob, very worried. Saliva came in touch with open wound,

Dr. Bob, An escort was licking my face, later i realised that i had a cut on my face. She could... Read more »
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Positive Women's Network of the United States of America

Sign an Open Letter to Tyler Perry: Stop Stigmatizing People With HIV

Sign this petition as an individual Sign on as an organization Please sign and share! An Open Letter to Tyler Perry Dear Mr. Perry, We write as people living with HIV and their allies to express our deep disappointment with your latest... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Dental Clinic for People Living With HIV/AIDS Opens in Uganda

Uganda's first dental clinic for people living with HIV/AIDS opened last week at an HIV/AIDS medical center near the capital, Kampala, Uganda's New Vision reports. The $18,000 clinic was funded by the British High Commission, and the charity... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Legal Aid Clinics for HIV-Positive People to Open in 10 Districts of Indian State

The AIDS Prevention and Control Project in the Indian state Tamil Nadu will establish 10 legal aid clinics for people living with HIV/AIDS in 10 districts of the state, S. Vijayakumar, project director and member secretary of Tamil Nadu State AIDS... Read more »
International AIDS Society

Researchers, Public Health Experts Urge Russia to Expand HIV Prevention Programmes for People Who Inject Drugs as Regional AIDS Conference Opens in Moscow

Moscow, Russian Federation -- As Moscow prepares to host the 3rd Eastern Europe and Central Asia AIDS Conference (EECAAC) on 28-30 October, the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network, the International AIDS Society and the International Harm Reduction... Read more »
Connect With Others

Toilet Safety/Open Wounds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My son is coming to see us. He has HIV and Chrohns disease and has blood in his stool, my wife has bleeding hemroids and I have had a boil near my butt lanced and is opened to drain. Since we all have something bleeding going on what precautions... Read more »

What's the definition of open wound for HIV

Posted by sweetangel, 1 Reply
What's the definition of open wound when it comes to HIV transmission. Does it have to be bleeding? Or how recent to be considered open?

I had sex with my HIV + partner yesterday, He came on my chest but little did I realize that that previous night... Read more »

Hiv transmission through contact of vaginal fluid with an open wound?

Posted by neibet, 1 Reply
What is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »

Risk of exposure from open wound and saliva

Posted by mantle198, 2 Replies
Hi I'm posting to get a better understanding of my risk exposure and gain some peace of mind, until I wait the 3 month period before I take the HIV test. Recently I had a one night stand with a sex worker, she gave me unprotected oral sex and... Read more »