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hepatitis from picking nose with dirty finger nails

If you pick your nose with dirty fingernails is it possible to get hepatitis?If you had just wiped the floor with your hands then picked your nose straight after (accidentally of course)?is it possible that traces of (potentially infected) blood...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
No.If this is something that you find yourself thinking about often and that causes you undue stress you may want to think about the source of that anxiety.Why is Hepatitis itself a concern? Are you around people with Hepatitis a lot?Hope this is... Read more »

HIV / Picking your nose?

Hi bob, a few quick question. Met with a sex worker and she gave me a long protected blow job (I could feel her teeth once in a while, hopefully the condom was still intact, she didn't bite) and then I had very brief protected sex with the same...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You've never seen a nose-picking question here before? Hmmm . . . actually there have been quite a few. It's a nasty, but quite common habit. Just take a look at the guys on either side of you next time you're stuck in traffic, and... Read more »

Picked my nose after touching semen

I recently came into contact with semen of unknown HIV status at a sauna - the semen was on a seat and I touched it with my fingers as I left the room I was in - I wiped my hands to rid of the semen and being an idiot I picked my nose (probably...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou are fine. The chances of getting HIV this way, none. The virus dies within minutes of leaving the body and if it had been sitting there that long, you touched it, wiped it off and picked your nose, all that time in between and the wiping of... Read more »

ToothPick & HIV/HVC

Hi Doc,I enjoy reading your answers for the humor of course. Thanks for your insights. My question is this: I was at a party last week and a lot of meat was served and that means a lot toothpicks were going around and people were picking their teeth...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello "Worried Well,"Your moniker says it all! You are "worried" and you are "well." Your worries are completely unwarranted and your wellness unquestioned, OK? The HIV/HCV risk from toothpick-party chatter is... Read more »
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Fingering & HIV infection(Via Nose)

Posted by chrisenquist, 3 Replies
Hi,
1. Can a person(let's say subject A-male) get infected by accidently inserting vaginal fluids(from an infected person, let's say subject B) into nose?

Assuming, subject A did fingering activity on subject B who works at a night club, but after... Read more »

on picking up the pieces

Posted by DAPRINCEZZ, 3 Replies
So here I am 20 years old and dying to live but living to die but then again aren't we all?? I decided to take the time to share my story with you all on hiv. I was seeing this guy, everything about him was great and before you know it we were... Read more »

Does Orasure rapid test pick up anything else???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
antibody wise I mean???

*Im talking about the oral test..not the blood one*

Can anything else affect the result? Medicines or anything??

Is it like that ELISA test, where it checks for antibodies, but it also has the possibility of picking up OTHER... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through nose-mucousmembrane

Posted by madeinkorea, 1 Reply
Hi All,
Can HIV be transmitted through nose mucous membranes?
My exposure was, accidental nose picking with unknown person's blood in my fingers? Only after the nose picking incident I realized that the person I had handshake was bleeding and I was... Read more »