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Do People Get HIV From Scratching Someone

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hiv transmission by nail scratches

shall H.I.V transmit if a healthy person accidentaly scratches an H.I.V infected person?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No. How would that happen? HIV does not enter under the finger nails or through skin. Still don't go around scratching people, okay? It is just not nice.DW... Read more »

Cat scratch fever in HIV+?

Hi,I've been HIV+ for 3 months (experienced acute HIV infection back in May), have a CD4 of... Read more »
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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 »

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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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 »