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Do People Get HIV From Touching Broken Skin

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broken skin and broken skin!!!

have broken lips and it bleed in winter now days..in that time i used the bottle to drink water used by others what are the risk of transmission??having a habbit of nail prikin so bleed around nail skin..if this skin is touched many things or even...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:There is zero risk of transmission from situations like this. HIV does not live well outside the body. Also, the virus can not be transmitted through casual contact. The virus needs direct access to the bloodstream for transmission to... Read more »

Re: Infection via broken skin

I would like to thank you for your reply dated Feb 9, 2005. I have done a STD test and the results... Read more »

Broken Leg and a Broken Condom

Dr. Frascino,I just wanted to thank you for all your advise and professionalism in this forum.... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Education: "People Are Afraid to Touch Them"

Oxford University and South African researchers are working on a two-year study of child caregivers in families affected by HIV/AIDS. More than 7,000 people in three South African provinces -- about 6,000 children and 1,500 guardians -- will be... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

AIDS Activism, Boehringer Ingelheim and the Broken Social Contract

Sheraton Golf Parco de'Medici, 6 April 2006, Rome [Note: This is a revised and expanded version of remarks I gave yesterday at the Boehringer Ingelheim symposium on HIV past and future. The two-day symposium is taking place at a business-style... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA, Biogen Idec Say HIV-Positive People Should Not Take Skin Disorder Drug Amevive

FDA and the pharmaceutical company Biogen Idec on Thursday said HIV-positive individuals should not take the company's skin drug Amevive because it might lower their CD4+ T cell counts, Reuters reports (Reuters, 11/10). The drug is approved to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines Skin Disease Patterns Among HIV-Positive People

A study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology examines patterns of skin disease among HIV-positive people, Reuters Health reports. Pedro Queiroz Zancanaro of the Universidade de Brasilia and... Read more »
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Fingering/Broken Skin (for Jackie & others)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have read in some previous posts that there has never been a documented case of HIV transmission via fingering. I'm wondering what is the source of that information.

I'm trying to stay calm...but I has an encounter at a gay bathhouse that... Read more »

Do other people feel "static" on your skin?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird
Over the past two years, while I have been on the HIV medication, my partner, who is a scientist, has often noted a feeling similar to "static" on my skin. This is something that is meaningless to me - I can't feel it. Only the other person does. ... Read more »

BRoken Angel/HIV resistent people follow up.

Posted by Anonymous
Hi , i poosted about people being HIV resistent, I asked if anyone has heard of this. Im not trying to spread rumours or give out hope. The fact is out of 6 billion people you cant tell me straight in the eye not one person is resistent. I have been... Read more »

Precum to broken skin

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I see the insertive anal and vaginal rates are under 3% with a confirmed HIV+ partner, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me the tranmission estimates for presemen rubbed into a possibly open wound. Thanks. Read more »